More green space than homes
I grew up in Tsawwassen in Forest By The Bay, which is situated right beside the Southlands, in the same house from the day I was born until the day I moved out at 21 years old. I am now 26 years old and my parents still live in that same house.
When I was younger the Southlands was an active farm with cows, it was nice growing up and having that kind of environment right beside me.
I do realize that the Southlands will be developed one day, and although it saddens me, I know it will happen. I hope that the developers are smart about it. I am happy to see that on this website there are plans to keep the forest intact: I feel this is very important and would cry if I saw the forest being cut down.
I'm not very happy about the plans to build apartments and townhomes. I feel Southlands would be best developed with regular housing and cottages.
A Market sounds nice as long as there is still a lot of green space. I assume that since there will be a market, a large portion of the Southlands will be kept as farmland to produce the food for this market.
I feel that Tsawwassen lacks a large park... a ‘real’ park. Yes, we have Boundary Bay, but I wouldn't count that as a park, and yes, we have Diefenbaker Park, but it's not that large. We need a nature park, which I think the Southlands could produce.
I really hope that when development does begin on this beautiful land there will still be more green space than there will be homes or other development. We need that!
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