Parking lot at the Youth Music Centre

My own personal concerns regarding this project include:
-the need for rational asphalt paving -there are alternatives that provide percolation of water -ex permaturf

-the site is adjacent top the Wolfond park which has catchment depressions that could be considered for receiving surface runoff instead of going into the river system

-the need to remove healthy trees -in light of the city’s developing natural area and tree bylaws, it would seem that it is important to be consistent with these developing policies

My sense is that the needs for parking at the Youth Centre can be accommodated in a manner consistent with the developing green practices in the city (stormwater retention, tree protection, natural area protection) and that this project could be an excellent demonstration site.    SK