I see in the Nov. 30th edition of the Optimist that Tsawwassen will be falling victim to the “Vancouver Disease,” by allowing high rise condos and towers.
A profit windfall for land speculators and land developers; a tax windfall for the city; but a fiasco for those looking for affordable housing.
This is the density game: commercial and residential land are up-zoned to allow higher densities; affordable accommodations are torn down or renovated, leading to renovictions; as property values increase, so do taxes; traffic congestion and those who cannot afford the higher rents are left to the squalor of the streets or tent cities.
Premier Eby is playing the density game because his chief advisor is a former Vision Vancouver councillor who championed the density game in the city resulting in huge profits for speculators and developers; demovictions and less affordable housing.
By playing the density game, Delta council will sent in motion, higher taxes, more homeless, and general dystopia by the young who cannot afford to live in the community they grew up in.
D. M. Johnston