Regarding proposed amendments in Whitehorse:
By allowing garden suites, you will create more parking/traffic on the streets - a hazard for children crossing streets.
Our parking in Whitehorse, in some locations, is a nightmare now and will only get worse. One only has to take a drive up to Copper Ridge to see all the vehicles parked on the roadways.
Adding a residence can easily add two vehicles (or more) to that address.
Relaxing parking requirements, of course, is a lot of the same issues - the parking now is very congested in places.
There are businesses downtown right now that are ridiculous for parking Ã Earl’s patrons park in the YTG lot, so the employees have to fight for a spot. And the new seniors’ complex will, I’m sure, compete for some of the same parking.
Some doctors’ offices have patients parking in front of people’s houses.
There are vehicle dealerships that one can hardly turn a truck around in.
How much more relaxed can we get?
We will need more parking if the city’s vision comes true Ã the projection is for 46,000 people by 2030 - can you imagine Friday night downtown?
This housing shortage thing has everyone in a big panic and you will slowly but surely wreck the city most of us love.
By just approving/relaxing everything to try to make up for this shortage is just wrong and I’m not sure what kind of city you hope to end up with when it’s all done.
But I’m pretty sure that jamming us all in a tight group is not what most people enjoy.
And we get to pay 16 per cent more tax to do this?
The federal election showed a big shakeup for the Liberals - maybe our city needs some shaking up as well.