As a 20-year resident on Brickwood Close, I strongly object to the proposal to build three 14-storey apartment buildings on 227th Street.
Several years ago, Fraserview contemplated building a highrise on the site. The Golder report declared the ground there unstable and the amount of clay soil very high in density. The area, as you may know, was a mine and brick factory many years ago.
The construction of apartments 14 storeys high would be a great risk for homeowners below the ridge there.
Many other factors should be considered: the buildings will face a nursing home; it is the last greenbelt in the core of Maple Ridge; and it is in the proximity of the casino, which has already encountered the clay problem.
I believe that buildup is only one storey - and 14 are being considering. Is there any other buildup in a residential area of that capacity in Maple Ridge?
I am aware of the benefit Maple Ridge would reap from taxes, but the overall question is: is it necessary to others who care about slide risks?
Mary Thomson, Maple Ridge