Cedar Park: City ignores advisory board’s decision

To the editor:

To the editor:

My wife and I recently attended a meeting of the advisory board dealing with zoning for a linear park on Cedar Avenue and the lake.

Although I might be dead before anything happens, it was a concept I could buy into, and I must say I was delighted when the advisory board rejected the proposed zoning change.

The next day, I read that the city is going to ignore the rejection by their advisory board and move ahead with the zoning change, the reason being that the change was in keeping the OCP and their vision of the future development in that area.

The city staff presentation was slick and professional with lots of artistic depictions of what the linear park would look like, but little in the way of precise measurements.

When asked where the high water line was the staff member drew a line on the artist sketch and said, “about there,” well into the area depicted as park.

I don’t think any of these things influenced the advisory board’s decision to reject the rezoning proposal. The city staff had indicated they would limit the height of the commercial building to four storeys.

The board pointed out that if the zoning permitted a six-storey building the developer would build six-storeys, which in this case would become seven storeys because of parking.

The city staff also pointed out that the developer would do and pay for the linear park in front of their building. This would be a little more than a well landscaped walkway in front of their building.

In her column Kathy Michaels describes her generation as deserving to be called “Generation Screwed” (Jan. 21 Capital News), if they accept this kind of concept as a park for the sake of having a cup of coffee on the lake.

I think we want what will be best for all generations. Let’s get involved and ensure this land, purchased for future park development, is used for that purpose.

Brian Large,

Kelowna

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