Site clearing has begun on SmartCentre’s new 100,000-plus square foot strip mall on Lougheed Highway, just east of Wren Street in Mission, BC.  The Mission City Record reported on March 3rd (http://www.bclocalnews.com/fraser_valley/missioncityrecord/news/117321408.html) that this development will bring in $800,000 in taxes to the City and as a home owner, I say, “it’s about time!”  It will also mean less trips to Abbotsford (good the environment) and more local dollars going to more local jobs (good for the economy).  I believe this development won’t hurt small business, it will just hurt Abbotsford.  My only concern for this development is that the City ensure that the aesthetics of the project will look good/trendy.

Site clearing has begun on SmartCentre’s new 100,000-plus square foot strip mall on Lougheed Highway, just east of Wren Street in Mission, BC.  The Mission City Record reported on March 3rd (http://www.bclocalnews.com/fraser_valley/missioncityrecord/news/117321408.html) that this development will bring in $800,000 in taxes to the City and as a home owner, I say, “it’s about time!”  It will also mean less trips to Abbotsford (good the environment) and more local dollars going to more local jobs (good for the economy).  I believe this development won’t hurt small business, it will just hurt Abbotsford.  My only concern for this development is that the City ensure that the aesthetics of the project will look good/trendy.