OrilliaMatters received the following letter from Rick Fraracci in response to the story, 'Former scrapyard to be transformed into townhomes', which was published Nov. 9
The news to develop the former scrapyard to a desirable housing project is great news for this area of Orillia. I am happy to see that (reporter) Dave Dawson mentioned the former council who initiated the demolition of empty buildings throughout the city and provided a path for our future.
Pride of ownership starts on the city owned street. If you do your part with the proper care of roads and sidewalks, property owners will do theirs.
If you reside downtown you will shop, entertain and above all work in the area which will be walkable from your home.
As I understand, Orillia is the owner of other properties of a desirable nature all of which close to the downtown.
I encourage and congratulate council and staff on this venture as it is not necessary for all of Orillia to reside west of Highway 11.