Lower Sapperton residents are concerned about parking and process issues related to the Elizabeth Fry Society's controversial rezoning application, but council supports the project because of the social benefits it will offer the community as a whole.
At the New Westminster city council regular meeting on Oct. 15, I watched with bemusement Bill Harper and most of fellow councillor cohorts chastising Catherine Cartwright for saying "the fix is in" in regards to the Elizabeth Fry development.
I am writing in regards to Elizabeth Fry and their decision to not move forward with their plan to have a daycare on their premises.
Re: Expansion means problems, Letters, The Record, June 6.
Re: Elizabeth Fry project welcomed, Letters, The Record, May 23.
Re: Residents press city to reject proposal, The Record, May 30.
Residents opposed to the Elizabeth Fry Society's application to construct a building next to its current location continue to press city council in advance of a public hearing on June 25.
Re: Elizabeth Fry project welcomed, Letters to the editor, The Record, May 23, by Marianne and Andrew Phillips.
We have been Sapperton residents for 24 years, living on Kelly Street, and we are in favour of the proposed Elizabeth Fry rezoning of 273 and 275 Sherbrooke St. from residential low density to major institutional.
Opposition to a proposed development is heating up in the Sapperton neighbourhood.
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I am dismayed that there is constant misinformation (or is it disinformation?) regarding the Elizabeth Fry expansion issue. I have read a number of times from different sources that there would be a "four storey building jutting into our neighborhood".
Re: Sapperton opposition is 'sad,' Letters to the Editor, The Record, June 22
I find it hard to believe that the group that is opposed to the Elizabeth Fry expansion truly has "no issues" with the society (re: Silken wrapper not so nice, Letters to the Editor, The Record, June 17).
I am writing this letter in support of the proposed Elizabeth Fry rezoning of 273 and 275 Sherbrooke St. from a single detached dwelling district to a comprehensive district zone. I believe the proposed development will only serve to enhance the community in which I live.
A controversial project being proposed in Sapperton is being reviewed by city staff at a time when neighbourhood opposition is growing.