Character of Comox being destroyed by council

Dear editor,

After the Lorne Hotel development debacle, I thought the Comox town council had truly done their worst by not listening to the majority of the residents of Comox and ploughing ahead with bylaws changes to allow the five-storey monstrosity to be built. But now, two more recent stories lead me to conclude this council is not done yet with the destruction of our Town by the Sea. First they tear down Baybrook house, clearly an historic building and important part of the fabric of this town. Apparently this was done under the guise of saving big bucks for the taxpayers. Here’s a thought, stop giving all the huge tax breaks to business.

And now there’s been a rezoning application submitted by Berwick proposing a design featuring a six-storey building to be added to the current building. Six stories! Are you kidding? What the heck is happening to this town? What’s happened to the official community plan? But wait, I’m sure council will be very diligent in ensuring there’s a proper process in place, including a public hearing and I’m sure they will listen and heed the concerns and wishes of the majority of the residents, just like they did with the Lorne proposal. Oh wait, that’s right, they ignored the majority on that one.

Clearly, after four years of this council, there will be a legacy left. Sadly, it won’t be the one the residents want or envision for their town.

Barb Tribe

Comox

 

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