Survey suggests threat to character of Qualicum Beach

I am perplexed. I see a new question regarding building height in the Qualicum Beach Village Neighbourhood has been added to the upcoming Quality of Life Survey. It asks whether or not the town council should respond to building (height) applications on a case-by-case basis. Why even entertain such a question?

The laudable premise of safeguarding people-sized buildings in the town core has been a historical given and there is no reason to change that. Proceeding on a case-by-case basis can only set a dangerous precedent, undermining any sense of an overall plan for the village neighbourhood.

Why deviate from a plan which has ensured the unique character of Qualicum Beach’s town centre?

Graham Riches

Qualicum Beach