Taking a number of thinly veiled shots at the city for their focus on south downtown, not to mention their accommodation of delays that have occurred there, Achs cites an impressive list of developments that his company is responsible for, all located north of 21st Street.
“…the new King George has re-energized the corner of 23rd and 2nd…everyone asks us why the City has not responded in kind and moved the bus mall, the single biggest detriment to this area. Discussions to move it began several years ago, and on the strength of the City’s acknowledgement that it would be moved, we invested millions of dollars.”
It’s hard to argue with his logic. Given the number of high-quality developments that Mid-West is responsible for why would we leave them hanging as they try to sell high end condos across the street from a bus mall that everyone hates? Everything about downtown Saskatoonwill be better when it’s gone.
Read Ken Ach’s letter to council here.
Royal LePage Vidorra