Conceptual drawing of proposed condominiums on Arbot Road near Westwood Lake. (White Lion Developments image)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Add parkland, not condos around Westwood Lake

It’s essential to preserve Westwood Lake Park and surrounding green spaces, says letter writer

To the editor,

Re: Protect pristine Westwood, Letters, June 11.

I have lived close to Westwood Lake for over 44 years. The beauty of Westwood Lake Park with its trails, swimming beach, wildlife, etc. is enjoyed by everyone young and old. People come from all over Nanaimo to have a peaceful place to unwind and get some exercise. Tourists visiting Nanaimo also enjoy our beautiful green space.

Westwood Tennis Club, which is adjacent to and overlooking Westwood Lake, wants to rezone the property to build two condominium buildings of at least three storeys high. The rezoning doesn’t fit into the Westwood Lake area plan. Many of us in the surrounding area have very large lots with only one house. My lot is just under 3/4 of an acre which I have kept very green with many original large trees such as; fir, maple, arbutus.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Protect pristine Westwood

Please do not allow the rezoning. Please don’t let money and profits rule your decision in changes that can never be reversed. Instead, please consider adding land to our Westwood Lake Park. It’s essential to preserve Westwood Lake Park and surrounding green spaces for future generations to enjoy.

Laura Paterson, Nanaimo

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