Regarding the Centrepoint develpment in the middle of residential downtown Squamish (“’Centrepoint’ proposal heads to public hearing,” Chief, Nov. 8), I have a few concerns about this project I would like to express.
Why five levels when the Downtown Neighbourhood Plan identified four levels as the maximum?
Where are the downtown view corridors?
Why only nine working days between first/second and third reading?
Is this not an overconcentration of social services businesses in one area? I don`t remember any community consultation regarding this issue, nor was it discussed or included in the Downtown Neighbourhood Plan.
When Helping Hands moved into the District of Squamish’s old fire hall, I don’t remember any public dialogue.
The First United Church paid no taxes on their five lots. The surrounding property owners, over many years, have foot the bill. What concessions do the surrounding property owners receive?
The community process regarding this development was not terribly effective.
Many downtown residents are unaware of this development. I can provide names and addresses.
All I’m asking from Council is to give the downtown neighbourhood “a fair go”!
And neighbours, please get out next Tuesday evening (Nov. 20) and express your views.