Beacon Plaza renovation was a missed opportunity

What an opportunity the planners had with the old Beacon Plaza to give that area some real character

What an opportunity the planners had with the old Beacon Plaza to give that area some real character. Instead we now have an awful, concrete square devoid of any pleasing appearance for Sidney.

Couldn’t the designers have borrowed some ideas from the Mill Bay shops for example?

Well we are stuck with the building and that big ugly Drug Mart banner at the entrance. How about a circular seat around a tree in the plaza centre as a feature? Some flowers in planters and a garbage container all to match Beacon Avenue’s, with some climbers to soften the effect of the walls?

All would help. Oh, and Shoppers Drug Mart — I do miss the sale of plants and bouquets you had at the front of the old store.

Valerie Edwards,

North Saanich