Latoria a poor place for highrise

Re: Highrise project proposed near Latoria, News, Sept. 7, 2011.

Re: Highrise project proposed near Latoria, News, Sept. 7, 2011.

It is difficult to picture a poorer location for a proposed 189-suite tower than on the northeast corner of Latoria Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway.

There is no regular bus service at all, shopping is non-existent, but Colwood council gave initial approval for this application, which increases the density to a max of 152 units per hectare (plus  26 per cent from agriculturally zoned land).

I feel that council had already made their decision before the planning committee  (which was held during the summer when many residents were away on holidays).

A thank you goes to councillor Cynthia Day, who accurately reflected the feelings of those who will be adversely affected by this massive tower. Even the developer’s architect called this building an “urban wall.”

This is an obvious case of this council’s desire for the almighty tax dollars, no matter the cost to neighbouring residents. Is there any project that would not be approved by this current council?

We look forward to voting in the next election.

Ronn Bence




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