Some West Enders want more rental high-rises
I must take exception with Carlito Pablo’s column on housing in last week’s Georgia Straight [“West End towers in city plan”, August 29–September 5].
In particular, he writes “In June 2012, council approved a 22-storey rental building at 1401 Comox Street, despite opposition from West Enders.”
If he had just written “…despite opposition from some West Enders”, his statement would have rung true. Many of us who live in the West End strongly believe that more, not less, construction of new rental buildings is essential. And in order to prevent the destruction of the 1950s walkups, the only way to go is up, because of the lack of empty lots in the area.
> Ray McNabb / Vancouver