Re: Community interests not being met (Optimist, letters, April 8)
Dear Mr Morrison, please do not use the phrase “local residents” as that would include all Tsawwassenites and that simply is not correct.
I for one believe Hunter Road, based on its proximity to the town core, is ideal for higher density multi-family development. Ideally, density in my opinion should be based around our town core to lessen the pressures of high density options in our single-family neighbourhoods.
Take for example the 8a Avenue three-storey townhouses that now peer into their neighbours backyards, now depreciating their houses value and desirability. If council wanted to be neighbourhood friendly and smart development oriented they would modify the Tsawwassen area plan to require higher density multi-family areas straddling the town core with no backyard privacy being affected. This would ease the pressure of these random “land assembly” redevelopment proposals which have taken over Richmond and intermingled townhouse complexes with single-family neighbourhoods.
The progress train will never stop, so let’s try and be thoughtful and friendly about it.