Cedar Valley or Vinyl Valley?

As a new Cedar Valley resident of Mission, I am passionate about my new hometown and want it to be the best possible place to live in.

As a new Cedar Valley resident of Mission, I am passionate about my new hometown and want it to be the best possible place to live in.

What measures are in place to ensure that development in the Cedar Valley area will be keeping with the harmonization of the surrounding area when you allow developers to clearcut everything?

A two-tree replacement policy per lot is woefully inadequate.  Look at the recently stripped parcels of land on Cedar by Egglestone and further east along Egglestone – there’s not a single piece of habitat, vegetation or tree left in place.

I moved from Surrey to Mission because I was attracted by Mission’s laid-back, quiet charm, its rich, beautiful backdrops of landscape and greenery, and it was far removed from the hustle and bustle of city life.  Now, it seems that council and planning are set to turn this beautiful part of Mission into a high-density Coquitlam hillside you see when driving over the Port Mann Bridge. What an eyesore.

Shouldn’t planning be working with developers to ensure that environmental impacts are minimized and protected rather than completely stripped bare? Is this the legacy we are leaving for future Mission generations?

High-density townhome/condo development would be more viable in the downtown core, which needs an influx of downtown residents who would be more apt to frequent the many restaurants, shops and amenities in walking distance and encourages downtown business growth.

 

D. McCulloch