LETTERS: Colour scheming
I wholeheartedly agree with Adrian’s comment - since when do potential owners get to decide on the color scheme of an entire apartment building? And why does Council get involved? Builders have designers on staff that not only follow trends but also carefully plan how a colour scheme fits into a neighbourhood. The pastels would have added much needed brightness to Tsawwassen’s rather drab tones. I can’t believe that one complaint leads to the builder scrambling for a new color scheme - so that Tsawwassen can look more like Surrey.
You missed the point in your article on March 8. The Mayor and Council are not against colours - they object to a proposed building that has the appearance of an Easter Egg. All other municipalities in the lower mainland have approved new condominium structures which are pleasing to the eye. The new proposal in Tsawwassen is rather gaudy and cheap in appearance. If it looks unpleasant at this time, in another 10 years it will resemble a tenement on the poorer side of any larger city . The Tsawwassen community has been considered a relatively pleasant community to live in - both in regard to the population it attracts as well as its visual appearance. There is no need to build visually unattractive buildings and bring this community down when other communities are attempting to improve their look and succeeding in this regard. If the Easter Egg condominium is constructed, residents of this community have to look at this eyesore every time they drive down one of the main streets. If you wish to wear purple socks or paint the inside of your apartment bright red, at least the rest of the community is not forced to look at it every time a person ventures outside.