I write regarding the March 5 letter, “Time to look ahead not back” by Ryan Crocker.
Mr. Crocker’s desire for high-density development is well met at present in a section of east-send St. John’s and would be compounded by permitting further development to this degree.
There are 10 high-occupancy buildings contained within one area between Portugal Cove Road, Macdonald Drive, Torbay Road and Mount Cashel Road. One hotel, one large apartment building, two assisted-living buildings, six condominiums (Windemere, Brentwood, Higate, StoneLeigh, 7 Tiffany, 25 Tiffany.) The only public inner access is via Tiffany Lane.
At this rate, the only space not built upon will be Kenny’s Pond. Talk about high-density housing! Under the city’s present commitment to the former developer, you may have to allow something, but certainly not two more massive buildings.