Foster offers opinion on downtown revitalization

City of Penticton: Foster, Ryan — Council Candidate answers shares his opinion on how the downtown revitalization process should proceed.

  • Nov. 6, 2014 6:00 a.m.

I visited nearly every business on 200 block to get to the bottom of this issue.

I’ve concluded that, despite particular areas of contention, there is generally a favourable attitude toward it.  The attitude of the general taxpayer may be another story for reasons commonly known.

I also believe the city could have employed a much more creative, even artistic, community involved approach, and put as much focus on functional aspects as on aesthetic.  For instance, everybody liked the notion of rooftop patios and gardens.  Angled parking along one side and dedicated disabled parking on each block are also needed.