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No stopping this highrise now

A letter writer laments that public discussion has ended and construction is beginning on a 37-storey building in North Delta. - Evan Seal / The Leader
A letter writer laments that public discussion has ended and construction is beginning on a 37-storey building in North Delta.
— image credit: Evan Seal / The Leader

Noting that construction activity has already begun at the site for the 37-storey tower on 80 Avenue and Scott Road in North Delta, one cannot help but conclude that the public hearings held barely a month ago were not a valid desire of Delta council to listen to the neighbours’ views regarding this proposal.

There is I believe a “shut-down” during the holiday season of construction trades.

There has been no time since those hearings to consider amendments to the plans as requested. For example, there were objections to the setback from the road being decreased and questions regarding design features to accommodate the needs of aging seniors who might occupy the building.

It seems fairly obvious that the developer knew he would be permitted to go ahead no matter what was said or requested at the meetings. Council had already decided.

People who live near here do not want that 37-storey tower. What was the point of wasting our time and effort as clearly no one was listening at all? It was all a farce.

 

L. R. Howes

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