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LETTER: High rises on the water

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It's hard to believe that so many developments are opposed by residents of the city but the developers still get the go ahead. Who is the city council working for? High-rise apartments are being placed in neighborhoods where residents have built homes and are raising families, quiet developments and areas of the city they chose. They have almost destroyed the waterfront yet they are still building large high-rise apartments.

Perhaps they could use the Event Grounds for some mass apartments — wow, waterfront! They are not using it for anything else.  I'm sure we have lots of low-income working families and seniors that could afford rents there.

Kudos to Holland College for the really nice complex that replaced a rundown area, we could do with more of this kind of building. Could our developers not build outside downtown Charlottetown, there are lots of bus routes so those without cars l could still get to town. Perhaps they could tear down the unsightly properties on University Avenue, the main road into Charlottetown.

Late kudos to Coles Associates and Seafood Express for the building on Sherwood Road and Malpeque Road that looks more like a downtown office complex than a trucking company. Trucks lined up and shined up every day. 

Someone needs to wake up, speak up, and represent the residents of Charlottetown. No, I don't live in Charlottetown but I once did and things sure have changed, and I can't say for the better. They must be trying to catch up with the big cities or maybe it's just a great tax grab.


E. Ramsay,
Winsloe

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