Site holds problems

The club is totally surrounded by a well-maintained quiet residential area, a far cry from it’s original countryside location

The article about the Cordova Bay Badminton Club’s proposed future expansion failed to address the many current and future problems associated with the redevelopment of the site.

The club is totally surrounded by a well-maintained quiet residential area, a far cry from it’s original countryside location.

The current site is a dusty and noisy parking lot, with activities from 6 a.m. until 11 p.m. Cars revving out at speed together with voices which disturb and intrude from early morning to late evening. The building is not soundproofed, which presents problems. The parking lot is a dust bowl with the dust drifting over to the neighbouring residences.

There has been no attempt to conform to the attractive residential landscape which now surrounds the club. Their building is visually unkempt.

Sutcliffe Road is a narrow dead-end road, an increase in volume of traffic would exacerbate the already frequent traffic problems.

The present conditions and lack of respect for the neighbourhood do not augur well for the future  proposed expansion of the facilities together with the suggested multifunctional use.

This location is totally unsuitable for a an enlarged sports venue which proposes to be open 24 hours.

G. Kisman

Saanich

 

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