Monday, January 30, 2012

Debate over heights; Frank Di Cesare

Another response has been written to the Burnaby NewsLeader on the issue of building heights.

Burnaby NewsLeader - Letters to the Editor
Brentwood towers will bring more prosperity
Published: January 30, 2012 10:00 AM 

Re: Towers in town centres just make sense (Letters, NewsLeader, Jan. 27)
I totally agree with Miguel Reimer's letter where he describes the pros of the proposed transformation of Brentwood Town Centre.
Rick McGowan should take a deep breath and reduce his negative attitude on this issue.
With every change there are always pros and cons, but in this case the pros far outweigh the cons.
The projection for the next decade shows that the population of Burnaby will increase by thousands and thousands of people. If the projection is right where are all these people going to live? Geographically, we don't have much room to spread laterally, so the only thing to do, as Mr. Reimer points out, is go upwards.
I attended the meeting at Brentwood mall on the subject a couple of weeks ago. I looked at the project, asked a few questions, and came home with a positive outlook on the future look of our neighbourhood. The transformation will make our area an even more prestigious neighbourhood to live in. It will also increase the value of our properties.
As for the cons, let's direct our energy towards those issues with our politicians.
But, as I said before, let's not cut the apple tree because of few rotten apples!
Frank Di Cesare

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