Fort Langley residents await their turn
Editor: With regards to Eric Woodward and his “vision for Fort Langley” (The Times, June 11), what about the people who live here? When will our opinions and objections count?
The large majority of residents did not want more condos on the waterfront, but Township council thought it knew best and let ParkLane build more condo buildings. Now there is no green space left on the west side of Glover Road, at least not the space promised in the developers’ beautiful drawings. There is no park land for families who visit or who live here.
And now, here is Woodward wanting to build his vision, which appears to be a Robson Street or Yaletown district in historical Fort Langley, with three stories. The residents met with the developers over a year ago, with Kurt Alberts chairing the meeting.
At that meeting, the large majority of local residents were adamant on two stories only for the village.
Rumours are abounding that if Woodward gets his way with the Coulter Berry project, he will be looking to go up two or three floors across the street from this project, on property he already owns.
As well, he owns all the property across from the Fort Langley Community Hall, which he will also be requesting to develop over the next years.
Residents are wondering if we will be able to retain our name and the signs that say “Welcome to Historical Fort Langley” or if they will be changed to read “Welcome to Fort Woodward?”