Not all areas treated equally


Re: Coach-house project halted, Sept. 26.


Re: Coach-house project halted, Sept. 26.

I read with interest the article regarding an application to rezone two lots at 14022 and 14034 North Bluff Rd. from one unit residential, to four homes with coach houses.

The article states that the proposal has been stopped in its tracks.

Coun. Larry Robinson states “I just can’t support it. I don’t think we need that much density in this area.”

I find it strange that Robinson objects to this level of density on North Bluff Road, which is a wide main road and where I feel higher density is more appropriate.

Meanwhile, here on Vidal Street where I reside, Robinson, along with the majority of White Rock councillors, voted to move ahead with the Cressey Development proposal at Mariner’s Reach, in spite of the objections of many residents of Vidal Street and neighbouring streets (You have to consider source, May 16).

This would change a 14-townhouse site to a 12-storey complex consisting of 109 units – 12 townhouses, 97 condos – an extra 95 residences.

Since I moved to Vidal Street two years ago, one single-family house was pulled down, five townhouses were put up. There is a development proposal to pull down two more single-family houses to be replaced by eight townhouses. Do the math. Taking into consideration the developed site, and adding the proposed future developments, 18 original residences will become 129 residences, an extra 111.

Vidal Street is a quiet, narrow side road with limited street parking – not an appropriate area for high density of this nature. If all these developments go ahead, residents will be facing years of constant construction chaos and noise.

I ask White Rock city council why they would display such a lack of care and consideration for the current residents of Vidal Street. What is your justification for this level of insane over-development?

L. James, White Rock



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