Say goodbye to a large portion of Centennial Park
Please assist the residents of the City of Duncan and environs to understand the serious alteration and amputation that is planned for Centennial Park to accommodate a totally new 300-unit Duncan Manor. The proposed structure will consist of six storeys covering the existing site and protruding well into the park beyond the First Street entrance. Consequently, a large flat portion of the park will be gone forever. Existing parking for the park will be moved onto the lawn area adjoining the Second Street entrance to the park. Therefore, a large portion of the east side of the park also will be gone, while what is left of the west side of it will be overlooked by a four-storey building!
We presently have a wonderfully attractive, very functional park. A true haven for all residents in the area and a very well used one. It is very upsetting to think a large flat area of the park will be eaten up and the whole ambient character of it destroyed.
Duncan Manor does need to be rebuilt, no question about that. But, to try and rebuild a monster building on the present site overlapping way into the park, causing a large part of park open space to be used for a new parking area is simply unacceptable! A map of the Duncan area shows a lot of unoccupied land that could easily be used for a facility this large and in addition could provide lovely open spaces, with plenty of space for parking and emergency vehicles, recreation for residents, gardens, etc.
Please write City Hall, Duncan Housing Society and your MLA to stop the destruction of our park! There is plenty of unused space in the area that could much better accommodate a new Duncan Manor!
Duncan Housing Society, you need to go back to the drawing board!