It's nice to live in a neighbourhood not run by NIMBYs.
How often do you see a comment sheet like this after a public meeting? The comments relate to the city's plan to build a bridge connecting Strathcona neighbourhood to the Waterfront Trail, which links Pier 4 with Princess Point.
I remember the same observation striking me at public meetings for the new building next to the firehall on Strathcona St. just north of King St. I expected complaints about height and lack of parking, but the complete opposite happened.
The residents gave our support to the developer to ask the city for less parking than city requirements in order to save the firehall. Not one person complained about the five storey height.
People were throwing out suggestions to the church rep about using the firehall as a café, restaurant, loft apartments, and so on.
I'm not sure why this is, but strathcona has a great population that "gets it" when it comes to redevelopment.
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