Hospital-area residents say ‘no’ to wet housing

How many people have to say ‘no’ to the proposed wet houses on either side of Quarterway School before city council and senior staff start to listen?

To the Editor,

How many people have to say ‘no’ to the proposed wet houses on either side of Quarterway School before city council and senior staff start to listen?

At the rezoning meeting on April 14, we sat and listened to 10 other rezoning applications before ours came up.  The mayor asked each developer 1) Did you consult the neighbours and are they OK with the rezoning? 2) Is there adequate parking for the development?

Interesting questions, as the city doesn’t seem to follow its own rules when dealing with the proposed wet houses.

They are only providing one parking spot per 10 units of housing and they will be taking away approximately 10 street parking spots on Dufferin Crescent.

The hospital area is drowning in parking problems and the city wants to take parking spaces away and not replace them.

At the carry-over meeting on April 20,which went from 7-11 p.m., four people got up and spoke in favour of the proposed wet houses.  None of the four people in favour live in the area.

All the other speakers spoke against the proposed wet houses. The hospital area supports a large amount of Nanaimo’s social housing, but we have clearly said no to this type of housing.

To those in favour of this type of social housing, I respect your opinion and hope you will work closely with city staff and council to find a location in your neighbourhood to locate the wet houses.

The hospital area says no to wet houses.

Denise Goldsack

Nanaimo