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  • Kilbride Home Owner
    October 28, 2010 - 13:01

    It seems that the people that don't live in the area have gotten the wrong message. There are a multitude of reasons for not rezoning the property, but I will focus on one. Call the proposed building what you may, but why rezone to allow a commercial enterprise to set up a three story building in your backyard. I don't think there are many home owners in St. John's who would like that to happen to them. There is enough properly zoned property elsewhere in the city to find a location for this business.

  • Neil
    October 27, 2010 - 12:24

    I'd be interested to see how many in the neighourhood who didn't turn out for the meeting actually like the idea. I'm sure there are more than 75 people living up there. Most of these 75 were husband/wife so you're really only looking at 30+ households that disapprove. Sad really.

  • Brad Bowdoinham
    October 27, 2010 - 12:10

    Wow, and I thought Newfoundlanders were nice people and I see this? Jeeze, that's really encouraging to see from a new resident of the province...

  • Kent
    October 27, 2010 - 10:47

    Listen up Kilbride, traffic and cars are an inevtiability. It's called progress. These people amusing; they get all their big houses built and then when someone else wants to move in, they're suddenly concerned about traffic flow blah, blah, blah...Funny, they weren't too worried about traffic or its impact on existing residents when they were building their big homes.

  • NLNSCouple
    October 27, 2010 - 10:19

    My wife and I are currently reviewing plans to open a seniors retirement home back on the Avalon ourselves. Its very interesting/surprising to see peoples reactions of such developments in their area. People complaining about the increase of traffic and worrying about their daughter who is a new driver, having to navigate through this increase is pathetic. Cities grow and expand, these facilities are a normal part of this growth. The population is getting older and in the next 10-15 years the increase need for retirement homes is going to be booming as our "baby boomers' are going to need more of these facilities. The people who are currently complaining about this development will be the same people who are complaining to government about not being able to find affordable retirement living within province in 10 years. Another note on this, is there are seniors currently taking up beds in hospitals around the province, while awaiting for placement in nursing home. I assure you these seniors would much rather be in a retirement home then a hospital, when they are ready to do so. The people complaining about this development, are probably the same people complaining about hospital overcrowding and wait times.

  • Chris
    October 27, 2010 - 09:51

    The people in that picture look like they should be moving in to the senior's complex not lobbying against it. Besides how often do seniors drive? Two or three days a week at most. This hardly supports grounds for a future traffic problem.

  • Chuck to Donny Dooley from Dildo
    October 27, 2010 - 09:45

    Donny should be made apolozie to the people of Kilbride for the comments. thatt he made. For his information, there are fine homes in kilbride and fine people. Why not stay in Dildo Donny and keep your sarcasm to your self.

  • Trudy
    October 27, 2010 - 09:28

    I am with Darl S on this one, where do families bring their kids when they want a night out ... to the grandparents... funny they are useful then but not now. Let the seniors get a chance to be able to live by themselves and not stuck in some home when the son or daughter might visit them maybe every other Sunday. Don't forget people if it wasn't for the seniors you wouldn't be here, they are someone's mom and dad too.

  • Schwenk
    October 27, 2010 - 09:17

    Newfoundlanders are kind, generous, friendly people. Now, keep repeating that to yourself until you believe it.

    • California Pete
      October 27, 2010 - 12:13

      Right on SCHWENK it is the truth

  • SanTo
    October 27, 2010 - 09:03

    I think it would be less likely to have more traffic with an assisted living facility as most of those living there will not be driving cars! If they need assistance with day to day living, they certainly won't be driving. I am from Kilbride also, I know the area well, and it is a very bad intersection, that is the city's concern. There is room for developement, and if 50 new homes went up, than you are looking at that many new drivers at least, 2 car family, then 100 cars. If traffic is the issue, then the senior complex would be the better option. But think of the potential plus. You would probably have better snow plowing in the winter, as there would alway have to have emergency access. And you'd probably get that intersection fixed up. You might get a couple of walking trails up that hill too, as the seniors would require some kind of outdoor area.

  • darls
    October 27, 2010 - 08:07

    Snob Hill is really living up to it's name.....remember people one day you will be old yourselves and where do you want to be living??? Grow up and show some respect to these people who helped make our fine province the place is is today.....

  • Mark
    October 27, 2010 - 07:01

    Next thing they will be complaining that the seniors are up at all hours of the night partying and keeping them awake...or the sounds of their harleys are disturbing...get real, it's a 69 unit complex, not a 400 room hotel.

  • Donny Dooley Dildo NL
    October 27, 2010 - 06:55

    Kilbride has to be the most run-down, dilapidated area of the city. I have no problem putting a modern building there to spruce it up a little. It would be nice to see a building in that neighbourhood that doesn't have a satellite dish stuck off the eve.