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Letters: Forget feeble attempts, time to move on Albion

Editor, The News:

Re: District’s downtown three acres back on realty market (The News, April 18).

Maybe I am missing something, but it is beyond me why council is insisting on the stipulation to include affordable or rental housing for this property.

The district states the location is premier property, so why not get the most out of it?

Maybe those requirements are why it did not sell before.

Developers also want the best value for their investments.

After that, with the better price for this property, if needed, buy property in a lower cost area for that elusive affordable housing.

In that way, we would have a win-win situation.

Mixed use commercial-residential development sounds good, as does green building principles along with park space and, in fact, would most likely attract the high-end buyers, although the use of a word like “iconic’ seems to be no more than a feeble attempt to impress us, the unwashed public.

While I am at it, please, council, get off your collective butts and move on the Albion area.

We have had more than enough of the hot air talk. We want action and want it now.

All our neighbouring municipalities and cities are jumping ahead of us and it is making us jealous.

Why can thy do it and not us?

Walter Verwoerd

Maple Ridge


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