Re: "Council says Scott Road needs 'flashy' highrise," the Now, Dec. 27.
Originally, a five-storey tower was proposed for the land, which now will become a 37-storey tower.
As per Coun. Scott Hamilton, times have changed and the economies of scale have resulted in the need to build higher. Hamilton describes the Scott Road corridor as resembling Kingsway, but the new tower will be on 80th Avenue. The Kingsway look is further up between 96th and 90th Avenue on Scott Road. This is the part of Scott Road that is in urgent need of development.
The new tower will create many traffic problems and destroy an established neighbourhood that is home to seniors, young people and many ethnic groups. How much more diversity do we need?
A. Wrobbel, North Delta