Dear Mayor and Council, New Westminster;
I am writing in regards to 57 Sixth Street and the proposal to build a high rise, rental-only building on that site. I don't oppose development in principle, I support what New West is doing around town, with respect to most of the developments. I am a relatively new resident of New West, having moved here from Vancouver about 3 years ago.
I used to live at 14 Begbie Street but had to move due to the constant state of construction and what that does to a neighbourhood for an extended period of time. Again, I am not against development but I believe in responsible development. It seems that every corner of this town is under attack from the developer class. This is a major flaw in the civic politics of the city of Vancouver and I do hope the city of New West is not going to find itself going down that road. The lure of an accelerated tax base is exciting for a city that has been quite stagnant for some time.
We are a young family that plan to stay in New West and grow within this community. The thought of a massive tower that caters to renter-only, closet sized apartments is a bit off putting, to be honest.
I see that the New West council just stipulated that the next Marinus Tower have more 2 and 3 bedroom suites, before they proceed, so it is obvious that this town council listens to its citizens and their wishes, so I have much hope that their voices will be heard again, on this latest issue.
I am not writing you to be a thorn in your side or to be a NIMBY person, who wants the door shut behind them.
I just want the New West Council to know that there is a well informed citizenry in the community who care about the future of their neighbourhoods and hope that you will proceed with caution.
Thank you for your attention to this matter,