Re: What's with Burke development? Letters: The Tri-City News, Jan. 26)
May I remind Ms. Geveke that just a few years ago when she travelled south along Coast Meridian from her lofty perch at the top of the hill there was no view of Mt. Baker as the area was not developed and the beautiful trees were there to block your "view." As for your claims that children's health will be endangered because of the "drag strip" out front and the high voltage lines in the back yard, I say get a grip.
Your grandchildren or friends' grandchildren one day may live in those townhouses that are on average 1,750 sq. feet in size and are designed for the new family, or perhaps the family that wants to live in a smaller home during their retirement.
Our family lives directly on the other side of the fence of these town-homes with the power line green belt between them and we welcome the addition to the neighbourhood as they will be helping to pay for the new sidewalks along Coast Meridian Road so that my kids don't have to walk along the shoulder. As for the drag strip, I bet you have come down Coast Meridian at more than 50 km/h.
As well, power line health risks have not been conclusively demonstrated.
Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam went through extensive meetings with the developers. In our neighbourhood, we love how it is being transformed nicely.