I have worked in the architectural field for 40 years and I have worked for several Bowen Island developers in the past. I know what they contribute to communities.

Imagine Bowen Island without:

  • Island Pacific School
  • Cates Hill Chapel
  • The Children’s Centre
  • The Golf Course
  • Village Square
  • Municipal Hall
  • Artisan Square
  • The Cates Hill community
  • Our municipal parks and trails
  • The rental apartments in Village Square
  • The affordable housing below Municipal Hall
  • The homes most of you own

Given the long list of things we want and need in the future – a fire hall, a community centre, independent and assisted-living for seniors, a medical clinic and the diversity of housing needed to create affordability for everyone – we might want to start treating developers as resources rather than adversaries.

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