It was with a lot of trepidation that I read the Friday, Oct. 18 front page story, Colliers Unveils NV Waterfront Plan.
This plan is an assault on the residents of North Vancouver's recreational property. Lot 5 of the old Burrard Yarrows site was for the public's use. We were supposed to have a marine museum. Our government screwed us on that. Now council want to sell this site to the Pinnacle Hotel group to extend the massive white wall on the south side of East Esplanade another couple of hundred feet or so.
Burrard Yarrows was a large reason the North Shore is as prosperous as it is today. The high wages and the large groups of employees over the 90-year history of this shipyard are what helped make us the city we all want to live in. This property should retain this history. If we let Colliers' plan take fruition, this site will be lost to all the residents of North Vancouver.
Our council seem to think large corporations offering sacks of money is the way to steam ahead. If we let this happen we lose this marvellous piece of the North Shore forever. We need to let council know we are not going to let this happen. Lot 5 is definitely not for sale.
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