Comment 71072

By jason (registered) | Posted November 06, 2011 at 18:46:44

I lived in Durand for a few years before moving to Strathcona. DNA was a great association and reflective of the whole hood, not just the rich folks. In fact I remember former mayor Jack MacDonald getting boo'd quite vocally for a comment at one of the general meetings. By no means did the DNA cater to the well-off or power brokers in the area. My only real complain at the DNA is that they seem to oppose high density towers simply as a backlash against some of the crappy ones that were built there in the 60's and 70's. A few new well designed condo towers (such as the low-rise ones being built at City Square currently) would do wonders to shake up the image of the neighbourhood and skyline with some new architecture.
That aside, it's a great hood with a neighbourhood association that seems to have a good balance when it comes to development and much less of the NIMBYism found in Kirkendall.

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