Re: Bruce Fougner letter (Jan. 19, Optimist)
For the record I am a fourth generation Ladnerite who is not against change or development.
His dissertation in his letter about the official community plan (OCP) having laid out this type of building is only relevant given that despite extreme opposition in December 2022, council amended the OCP to allow six storeys.. This development proposal preceded the OCP amendment awaiting six-storey approval.
This density and building height is not needed in the confined, small core of the Ladner Village where parking and traffic is an issue now.
The writer's comment of having rental units must have been pulled out of rarified air as there is no rental or affordable housing proposed in this development. Make no mistake, these units will not be affordable.
Furthermore, there is no heritage form or feel from the street to this development as proposed and needs to be changed.
Mayor and council must listen to the wishes of the majority of residents and rethink this and other development proposals with this height and density within the Ladner Village core.
Residents who live and use the services of Ladner Village must be heard.