Your Jan. 11 story, DNV Pledges Consultation on LV Towers, has Hazen Colbert asking District of North Vancouver council "Where will the residents of Lynn Valley be locally employed in good quality jobs such that they can walk to work?"
In short, not on this planet. The good quality jobs are in downtown Vancouver, or possibly in central Surrey, or, for some skilled trades that ply our streets daily, all over the place, or, for medical professions, around Lions Gate Hospital, or, for some old-style high-pay jobs, down by the port.
"Locally employed"? Maybe, in some cases. Walk to work? That's a joke - as of now, walking to work would be as a mall store employee, or a supermarket cashier, or in a food outlet (no disrespect intended, I admire anyone who can smilingly serve me a meal after spending hours on their feet).
That's a summary of things as they are. If you want to develop and exploit the unused dirt patches around the town centre, you could draw more taxes and business for the mall and around by building for the people who want a more-or-less reasonable place to live with some convenience and transit opportunities to go where the "quality" jobs are.
Or not. Depending on which world you're willing to stop griping and live on.
Anthony Buckland North Vancouver
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