Development is way to large

Staff writer
April 4, 2014 01:00 AM

Editor:

I went to the March 25 Gibsons committee of the whole meeting and I am confused. Are Mayor Wayne Rowe, Coun. Charlene SanJenko and Coun. Gerry Tretick honestly saying they believe that the proposed tallest building ever to be built on the Sunshine Coastand built on the waterfront fits the form and character of the town?

I understand they support the project for their own personal reasons, but they can't honestly say that this fits the form and character of the town.

I just travelled to several oceanfront communities whose economy was supported mostly by tourism and none of them had tall buildings on the waterfront as they knew that to maintain the tourism they could not give away their best assets.

In my opinion, to be a good politician or community leader is to bring all people together with a happy medium - a development maybe three to four storeys high.

I support a responsible development, but this project inits current form is too tall.

If economics are truly of concern for the town, then risk management should be considered and a smaller development would be less risk for the town and for all involved.

John Geoffrion, Gibsons

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