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

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Wildrose migration a month in making: Prentice
Woman rushed to hospital after train and car collision
MLA sues political opponent for incident at 2013 all candidates forum
Terrace hockey players feed Osoyoos Coyotes
Easy win for hugs
COLUMN: On being alive for three decades
LETTER: Watch our medical care program
Theatre Review: Caravan’s winter offering is a breath of fresh air
KIJHL: Raucous rivalry renewed

Community Events, December 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Dec 17 edition online now. Browse the archives.