An open letter to White Rock council.
I was born in White Rock, as was my mother.
My roots go back to when my grandfather, Alan Anthony, not only helped build the first pier in White Rock but started the White Rock Amateur Swimming Association with Edith Vidal in 1919.
He also gave the property that houses White Rock Elementary to the school district in 1944.
I now live in my very own condo – bought on a quiet, park-like single-lane street – only to be slammed with another disregard to our official community plan for another development proposal for a 12-storey condo complex, in an area that should always remain a three-storey townhouse site.
Nobody seems to care about how this upheaval will impact and unsettle those taxpaying condo-owning people in the neighbourhood – this humongous construction, uprooting or slashing down old-growth trees impacting immediate neighbours. Appalling!
We do not need any more bed-units in White Rock, as is blatantly the case in the two Miramar Village buildings where so many condos have turned over to renting-out.
And what about the impact of what this development would do to the infrastructure of our firefighters, police, traffic, water, schools and, of course, our health facilities?
This is outrageous to suggest we could possibly let this go without a vote or a petition.
I remain a proud citizen of White Rock and the way our seaside village should be respected.
Patricia Browne, White Rock