Berkey’s development a shift into reverse

Members of the public expressed many constructive ideas relevant to change that will benefit the lives of our children

Re: ‘Berkey’s Corner development positive’ (Citizen, April 1)

The letter writer states that folks who are opposed to the proposed development “are adamant on attempting to stifle positive change and development this community desperately needs”. The opposite is true.

Members of the public expressed many constructive ideas relevant to change that will benefit the lives of our children, grandchildren and community. A few of them include: ecological, socially sustainable building concepts; creation of a vibrant neighbourhood centre; small scale commercial and mixed use activity; integration into existing community of business and residents; encourage pedestrians and bicycles; and use of storm-water catchment.

In 2016, antiquated building concepts such as strip malls do not “appreciate” the value of homes, nor invite an “influx of new residents”. They do increase greenhouse gas emissions. Those in council who voted for the proposed development shifted us into reverse.

 

Miyo Stevens

 

North Cowichan