LETTER OF THE WEEK: Creating a more vibrant Lonsdale corridor
Recent letters have expressed concern over development along the Lonsdale Avenue corridor resulting in increased density and traffic.
As Lonsdale Avenue is well serviced by TransLink, I consider this corridor to be an ideal area to encourage increased density. All of the current and proposed developments are pretty close to transit routes.
In addition, replacing archaic stores such as Extra Foods at 17th Street and the Safeway at 13th and Lonsdale will greatly enhance the area. The current stores are hardly architectural masterpieces, having been built well over 40 years ago. In order for the developments to be economically viable for the builder additional density needs to be included in the projects, and, as previously mentioned, the Lonsdale corridor is an ideal place to facilitate this.
Plans to modernize the Lonsdale area are to be commended and will make it a more vibrant place to live.
Blaine Barden, North Vancouver