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Thank you for publishing Doug MacArthur's commentary on the City of Charlottetown's current development approval process (Everything on the wish list, June 24).
I wrote an e-mail to Mayor Brown and Coun. Rivard on May 13 to express my deep disappointment and dismay that the city has seen fit to sign a development agreement with Pan-American Properties for the construction of an eight-storey apartment building on the City of Charlottetown's waterfront without public input.
I concluded my message with "City council is doing residents in particular, and the public in general, a great disservice in permitting this unpalatable development to go ahead without discussion or input from those who live here and will have to suffer the sight of this klutzy, uninspiring, beachfront-resort style building for years to come. A city's waterfront should be treasured and protected. City council has a chance, now in 2020, to do exactly that and preserve the beautiful views from the street and the water for posterity."
I especially wish to thank Mr. MacArthur for submitting his comment. His explanation of the flawed approval process makes it very clear that the urban planning process must be made more stringent and transparent. Now.