I do not think bitching and complaining ever stopped a thing really. I am thinking change for the sake of change, or looking like another city, or pandering to an elite group of people is not so productive.
Making a stucture more earthquake resistant, this makes sense. Not finishing the plazza or the hotel puts us halfway to nowhere.
We could stop complaining when we really need our few little south end services and one mall reachable by foot would be nice for residents who have no cars, but a wait and see attitude is far too passive.
What is the entire plan? Things need to work together so that the needs of the populace are taken care of in a win win situation.
What is the time line the cost and what will be gained? Nanaimo is secretive about costs, never meets a timeline and all the construction done thus far is not improving the number of shoppers downtown.
Hard to know when no one is painting a picture of improvement unless it is only an improvement in the event of an earthquake.
I do not understand why we must continually update instead of remaining unique and special.
Why is an improvement to modernize depersonalize and become as blah as the big boxes North end?
If I am ever fortunate enough to go half way around the world it will not be in search of the same dull stuff we find everywhere.
I am open to seing a nicer looking still friendly downtown but I am not getting my hopes up.
Still, I do hope to be wrong in my reactions to the sounds of it.
(pic) Keep warm, and winter well.