Tag Archives: Why Rezone

Remark 155

by in Rezoning September 23, 2020

“It is a truly special place and I will do all I can to honor it and even deepen and strengthen its spiritual vibrations. First step is to heal the wounds. I know I cannot win everyone’s trust, and all I can do is be authentic, come from a heart-centred place of love and compassion.” (Candy Ho, COB)

Remark 164

by in Rezoning September 23, 2020

“The Cape never met its highest use, and there is no large oceanfront park on the island. It’s worth having a conversation about it, even if it is not ultimately approved by islanders. Many things have changed – the needs of islanders, the values of land which keep going higher out of reach – the impacts of climate change. We may not have the answers but we should try again.”

Remark 168

by in Rezoning September 23, 2020

“The worst case is that nothing will change and they’ll continue selling off 4-hectare lots, with zoning that allows an absolutely massive house on each, logged out areas called ‘view corridors’ and apparently one non-residential accessory building for every .2ha. Add in cleared buffers for fire safety and one wonders what will be left after 30 years if we continue down the current path.”

Remark 172

by in Rezoning September 23, 2020

“It sounds like no one was happy with the outcome of the last round. As someone new to the island, I’m excited to dream about how such a large part of the island might be sustainably and carefully developed to make Bowen an even more special and wonderful place to live. I know there are financial and other constraints and factors to be wary of, but I think it would be great if we all came from vision and creativity rather than fear towards the question posed. Thanks for being so honest and vulnerable in the invitation Candy!”

Remark 4

by in Consultation September 23, 2020

“I am keen for the Conservancy to be involved in any discussion about the future of the Cape. From my perspective, I believe the broadest range of views of those of us involved in environmental issues on Bowen is probably best captured via the Conservancy.”

Remark 161

by in Rezoning September 23, 2020

“The unfortunate reality of the property’s current fate vis a vis preservation areas suggests that it can only be improved upon. If the opportunity to do so arises, it’s surely worth exploring.”

Remark 157

by in Rezoning September 23, 2020

“I moved here after the CRC controversy. I can see why people are sad. It’s grief. I understand why people fought so hard. For me it’s, ‘well let’s do something about it’.”

Remark 167

by in Rezoning September 23, 2020

“The obvious “suggestion” would be exactly what we negotiated years ago: the Cape divided into 10 acre lots exactly as it is now. Then if someone wants to buy adjacent lots and donate them as public land, that’s their right.”

Remark 170

by in Rezoning September 23, 2020

“…the outcome was in some ways the least desirable one, largely because there would undoubtedly be subsequent ‘kicks at the can’ to reopen the zoning. Obviously, a preplanned development is much easier to manage than amendments after the fact.”