Editor Jon Muldoon’s opinion piece on us Beach ‘whiners’ who refuse to embrace the tide of condo developments flooding the area – at the Kingston Road and Main Street intersection there are three under construction and a fourth in the works – overlooks many issues facing local homeowners. For example: prolonged strong vibrations and jolts which shake nearby houses, huge trucks using side roads causing almost as bad vibrations, gardens and decks which were private are often now overlooked, and new parking demands on already clogged streets.
Why should we welcome all this? City planners don’t give a second thought to the impact on the area, approving every development proposal, many of which request amendments to the official plan.
Sure, people want to move here and enjoy the Beach lifestyle. But it’s time to stop and take stock of what’s happening to the area while we still can.
Kingston Road/Southwood Drive