Send a Letter

Your voice matters. The mayor and others involved in making rezoning decisions need to hear from you. Use the links below to send them email expressing your concerns about the proposed development of a five storey, 19 unit building on Sea Terrace.

Download a Ready-made Letter

Here is a letter drafted by the Friends of Sea Terrace.  Please feel free download it, sign it, and send it to Town Council:

Township of Esquimalt Municipal Hall
1229 Esquimalt Road
Esquimalt, BC V9A 3P1
RE: The Proposed Scala Development for 734 Sea Terrace


File name : Sea-Terrace-Letter-1.pdf

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Possible Concerns to Address in Your Letter

Here are some concerns you may wish to present in your letter:

  • pedestrian safety
  • vehicular safety
  • street congestion
  • blocking of sunlight
  • reduced view
  • loss of a sense of street identity
  • possible threat to old growth trees
  • accessibility to Barnard Park,  recreational facilities, Westsong walkway, dog park, and West Bay
  • impact on personal enjoyment of the casual and friendly atmosphere of the street
  • inconsistency with the other buildings on Sea Terrace*
  • increased density on a narrow and short street

* The Esquimalt Community Plan states in its Multi-family Residential section: “This Plan emphasizes the importance of protecting residential neighbourhoods and encouraging a high quality of construction for new developments. It is essential that new multi-unit residential development not have a negative impact on, or be out of character with, existing residential neighbourhoods. The primary objective of Development Permit Area No. 6 is to ensure that the development of multi-unit residential sites is compatible with surrounding uses.”


Sample Letters

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