Letter: Coulter Berry part of needed change for Fort Langley

Dear Editor,

I grew up in Fort Langley, raised my children and lived there for more than 35 years, and my family’s roots go back a long way in that wonderful little town.

Several roads in Fort Langley are named after family members. My grandfather was William Harvey Brown (Billy Brown Road) and Sailes Avenue was named after my grandmother. Dr. Marr of the Marr House delivered my father when he was born.

I believe those who oppose Coulter Berry failed to think what Fort Langley would be like if Township council had never approved any new development when there was any resistance.

There would still be a very large chicken farm and hazelnut fields on Trattle Street, and Wendel’s would still be a gas station.

My uncle’s gas station and cafe would still be on the corner of 96th Avenue and Glover Road, the northeast corner of Mavis Avenue and GloverRoad would still be a residential property, and there would be no lots smaller than a quarter acre.

Change is inevitable. If there were never any reasonable changes to the bylaws and zoning, such as the Coulter Berry scenario, many of the current structures, shops, and residential homes would not exist.

Mr. Woodward has made a huge effort to create an attractive, functional structure, including both commercial and residential, which enhances the downtown corridor and adds tourist appeal to this great little village.

I believe this development will be a tremendous benefit to the community.

Harvey Brown, Aldergrove

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