You have actually gained a view, Comox
With regard to the letter about the alleged view lost at the foot of Church Street in Comox.
Folks should be aware that before this building was built, it was a vacant lot for quite some time, and before that, when we grew up here, there was a house there owned at one point by the Muir family, and along Beaufort Avenue there were large tall trees.
Very large tall trees.
Thus, when viewed from Comox Avenue, and even above Comox Avenue coming down Church Street, these very tall trees blocked the view to the water and mountains — completely.
There was no view.
Then, when this lot was cleared, there was a view. Now that the building has been built, there is still a view that is better than it was 20 years ago.
So please, enough enough with the "we lost our view." You have actually gained a view — so please, just say thank you.
We do agree with one point made my Bill Henderson; the night sky policy should be adhered to, and how those exterior lights were allowed to be put up is a shame, and should be replaced with lights that conform.