The planning department for the city of Charlottetown seems to have lost its sense of direction. The big emphasis for next year’s anniversary is history, and history plays a large part in attracting shipboard tourists.
In contrast to this, the planning commission has approved some recent residential constructions that are decidedly not historical, for example: 15 Churchill, 5 Ambrose, and 52 King.
These are large, grand and expensive residences, but totally without visual consideration for their environment. Each of these constructions may well be fine in Toronto or Vancouver, but it does not suit Charlottetown.
The city may enjoy the property tax from these new residences, but I suggest that this will be offset by local residents requesting lower property evaluations.