Concept designs for Terminal Avenue upgrades downtown. To view these and other concept images and find out more about the project planning, visit www.nanaimo.ca/your-government/projects/terminal-avenue-upgrades. (City of Nanaimo image)

Concept designs for Terminal Avenue upgrades downtown. To view these and other concept images and find out more about the project planning, visit www.nanaimo.ca/your-government/projects/terminal-avenue-upgrades. (City of Nanaimo image)

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: It will be hard to beautify highway through downtown

Letter writer disappointed so far by plans for old Jean Burns building site

To the editor,

Re: City finalizes purchase of Jean Burns building site, Aug. 4.

Rebuild downtown Nanaimo.

The plans to rebuild Nanaimo’s Commercial Street, devastated by fire, are being proposed by our city council. The four-lane highway that cuts through our downtown city will be beautified. It is still a four-lane highway. Then a bus terminal will replace the Jean Burns building site. There are still four lanes of highway traffic for people to cross. Where are the plans to revitalize downtown Nanaimo and re-build the Jean Burns area? Underground parking could be built and then rebuild that beautiful shopping area and possibly apartments above. Just remember that buses are big trucks and a four-lane highway is still a four-lane highway, with or without grass and trees.

Very disappointed with city planners and council.

Helen Hunter, Nanaimo


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