Upcoming meeting could clarify Tower Point issue

Advocacy group keeps up heat on Metchosin council

The Friends of Tower Point are marshalling the troops to attend the July 20 Metchosin council meeting.

Area resident Ken Farquharson says they are still trying to convince council to exercise its right to ask for about a half an acre of land from the developers of a proposed 10-acre subdivision at the end of Olympic View Drive, in lieu of cash. That’s about five per cent of the land, and would allow for a trail that would circuit Tower Point Park and would also provide a second access.

Farquharson, who has been involved with the Friends of Tower Point since its inception, said the results of a survey that group members took earlier this year indicate Tower Point Park is a popular destination that draws visitors from throughout the Capital Region.

Metchosin council decided at its June 15 meeting to conduct a second study into the issue, the results of which are expected to be made available for the July 20 meeting.

“I hope lots of people attend,” Farquharson said.

He said a member of the Friends of Tower Point approached the developer, Ridley Brothers, in June, but was told they were not interested in discussing the matter at that time. Ridley Bros. did not respond to a request for comment before the News Gazette’s deadline.


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