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.