City’s plan is build anything, anywhere
Re: “Too many towers,” Oct. 9
As a former professional city planner, I find it disconcerting to read of Edmonton community leaders who act more like professional city planners than Edmonton’s city planners.
It’s even more disconcerting to read of Mayor Don Iveson’s call for a more thoughtful approach to adding density when, after eight years of thoughtful consideration by seven communities to create a plan for the careful distribution of increased built form and density in the 109 Street corridor, he and other council members cast aside the plan by approving precisely the kind of intrusive oversized development the plan was thoughtfully intended to prevent.
Professional city planners live by the old axiom, “there’s a place for everything, and everything in its place.” It seems in Edmonton, it’s “anything, any place.”
B.J. Kropf, Edmonton