Opinion

Why add noise, industry to downtown?

To the editor:

I know you’re probably aware of this issue, but I am still completely astounded by the lack of media attention being paid to the proposal by Argus Properties to build a heliport on Manhattan Drive in the North End of Kelowna.

I think some of the revitalization that has taken place in this area is really impressive, and I was looking forward to the expansion of Kelowna’s so-called Cultural District.

Why in the hell would council agree to putting a noisy eye-sore like this in a mixed residential area that is struggling to make itself more liveable, not a hodgepodge of industrial, transport and family homes.

There are plenty of already ravaged areas on the strip malls near the highway farther from the lake that would be much more appropriate for a helipad.

And why on earth not near the airport?

Shelley Wood, Kelowna

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