Letters to the Editor

Braid SkyTrain Station area would be good site for regional office

The B.C. Ministry of Transportation proposes to build a new regional office building at the former Bargain Castle property sandwiched between the Trans-Canada and Lougheed highways in Coquitlam.

The building will also house the tolling operations centre for the new Port Mann Bridge and a post-disaster command centre for Metro Vancouver.

The building will accommodate 300 people.

The proposed location is susceptible to recurrent flooding. It would have poor access by public transit, requiring a bus connection from the nearest SkyTrain stations.

It is isolated.

A better location to build this facility would be on vacant property adjacent to the Braid SkyTrain Station in New Westminster.

The Braid site would offer live-work possibilities, fostering “green” community development.

This new facility could bring needed employment to the City of New Westminster. 

Derek Wilson

Port Moody

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