Parkade is a great asset

Kudos to our city planners for their forward thinking in the development of the parkade and the city bus terminal now known as Sorensen Station. Not only is this structure functional, but it is architecturally pleasing to the eye thanks to John Murray Architects.

Re: Parkade looks hideous

Kudos to our city planners for their forward thinking in the development of the parkade and the city bus terminal now known as Sorensen Station. Not only is this structure functional, but it is architecturally pleasing to the eye thanks to John Murray Architects.

As construction of this structure draws to completion, it incorporates function, design and environmental awareness. I believe this attractive structure supports the city’s vision of promoting downtown development and revitalization.

The parkade is entirely open to the public with no assigned stalls making visiting and parking in downtown Red Deer more accessible. This structure will attract Red Deer residents as well as out of town visitors during the day and evening by providing needed parking as well as shelter to transit passengers at the downtown depot.

In response to the above mentioned letter. Where do I begin? In the downtown area, Red Deer offers much to the people who are less fortunate. I am sure they realize there is no need to take up residence in this structure. In your reference to “street people,” count your blessings that the table is not turned. Next time you make such harsh comments, remember that one can be judged on how they treat those less fortunate than one’s self.

In your reference to the graffiti artists, I believe that they will see the form, function and worth of this building and therefore leave their “mark” elsewhere.

This structure’s name, Sorensen Station celebrates Red Deer’s present and future by honouring an individual who was instrumental in shaping the development of Red Deer’s transit system.

I personally feel that Sorensen Station is a welcoming, attractive addition to the downtown area.

Don Wielinga

Red Deer

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