Anguish over developments

Should I be astounded to note that the goalposts may have moved on two current building projects?

Should I be astounded to note that the goalposts may have moved on two current building projects?

Over in Parksville, the new health centre management seems to have forgotten up front to allow for road access.

“VIHA has requested more funding is needed due to unanticipated cost increases associated with traffic flow and equipment,” said a story in The NEWS, quoting a VIHA news release.

And meanwhile, over in Qualicum Beach, a housing development project is constructing a retention pond, causing significant neighbourhood concerns that was not noted by the elected officials as being a part of the original proposal, which now appears to have been an “added’ requirement by the town staff.

I once played this game of shifting regulations as a builder and developer and it is unfortunate for all of us that these types of add-ons continue to add significant cost, passed onto the public, with anguish to all.

Allan Clark

Qualicum Beach