Letters To the Board

Letter: More Housing Options Needed

As a longtime resident for almost a decade in Cadboro Bay I wholeheartedly look forward to further densification in an area that is woefully too low in density and lacks variety of housing options.

It’s time for Caddy Bay to catch up and be current with housing density and variety. Our transit connections are easy for commuters.

I welcome neighbours to stimulate and support our local businesses.

Best regards,

Eric Hansen

5 thoughts on “Letter: More Housing Options Needed”

  1. I am not quite sure why there is a need to densify, we moved here for a reason. Supporting local business is great, but it seems like they are at capacity as it is and we don’t have a sprawling downtown.. adding density doesn’t make new housing any cheaper and expecting builders to build affordable just won’t happen as all building costs and material are high. Should Uplands be densified or 10 mile?
    Should we have neighborhoods with no yards.. not why I moved here.. not interested in being a Vancouver downtown thanks!

  2. Advocating blanket density without being more specific as to what and where is ideology not properly planning. Agree that a 3-4 story village centre that is well designed would be a benefit ie
    but really needs to be well designed with pedestrian plaza, fountains, cafe etc European village centre NOT ugly condos like the ugly new stuff in Cordova Bay Village. Density, however, in Ten Mile Point and Queenswood outside QA , UVic Queenswood campus and Wedgwood would destroy those jewel like neighbourhoods though.

  3. What exactly are we missing, in your opinion, that will be resolved by increased density. We all moved here to live in a low-rise seaside village. Are we obliged to house all of Canada?

  4. Didn’t we recently give up part of Haro woods for development of the sewer? Now they want more. It was nice of Sheila to go from table to table to receive option results but what will her interpretation be of them when she is back in her office?
    Do we want our elderly Cadboro bay residents dodging more and more traffic and unable to walk casually to the village shops? Do we need to have even more safeguards in place to allow our youngsters to run to the park and the beach? Is Sinclair and Cadboro Bay roads not busy enough? We love our socially active small village and want to keep it that way.
    Anne bell

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