LETTER: Value hurt by expropriation talk

I am a homeowner who was previously informed by the District of Mission that my property was to be expropriated.

This is a comment on Randy Hawes’ latest comment on the search for a solution to the Cedar Street and 7th Avenue intersection issues.

I am a homeowner who was previously informed by the District of Mission that my property was to be expropriated.

Now, with no consultation with me or any provision of information to me, Randy Hawes has informed the Mission City Record that a temporary solution to the intersection’s issues is being considered.

This is after my property became impossible to sell with expropriation in the works.

This remains to be the case, as there is a general impression that even if the expropriation is postponed, it remains in the property’s future.

Randy Hawes has stated in the article that it would cost about four million dollars to expropriate my and my neighbour’s house. If our properties were worth four million, we would be ecstatic! The reality of our property values is far from that.

In any case, after the District of Mission expropriates our properties, much of that cost could be recovered by the city by re-selling the properties after the city rezones the properties as commercial.

The expropriated properties are only a small portion of the cost of the intersection improvements.

In the interim, should Randy Hawes not think that he has drastically devalued my property, I suggest that he buy it and try to sell it for a fair amount and see how well he does.

It’s a good thing the Mission City Record is providing me with information on the latest developments in the intersection plans, as I have heard nothing at all from the district or the mayor’s office, despite repeated assurances of keeping me informed by both the engineering department and the mayor.


Shaun Adams



Just Posted

Woman charged with attempted murder after Mission assault

Victim in hospital in stable condition after Maple Ridge woman allegedly attacks him

Police investigate apparent impaired-driving crash

Incident took place in Abbotsford on Thursday night

If it snows, move your car

Streets in Mission that have cars parked on them, won’t get plowed this winter

Three days in the ER, not uncommon in Abbotsford: report

One in 10 admitted patients spends more than 69 hours in emergency

#MeToo at work: How reporting sexual harassment works – and how it doesn’t

British Columbians have four options to report harassment or assault, but none of them are easy

VIDEO: Average Canadian food bill to rise by $348 in 2018

Atlantic Canada and B.C. will see the most increases for consumers

Court denies WestJet’s bid to toss out discrimination lawsuit of former worker

Mandalena Lewis is suing WestJet over allegations of gender-based discrimination

VIDEO: 3 months later, rescued sea lion released back into ocean

The young animal was found in Campbell River three months ago

Sagmoen neighbours recall alleged hammer attack

Woman was screaming outside Maple Ridge townhouse in 2013

UPDATED: Train collides with car in Maple Ridge

Mother and child both uninjured, track cleared at 11 a.m.

Accused B.C. drug smuggler to be extradited

Supreme Court of Canada upholds extradition order for accused Shuswap drug smuggler, Colin Martin

One convicted, two cleared in 2014 deaths of men in B.C.’s Cariboo

Andrew Jongbloets convicted of manslaughter in deaths of Matthew Hennigar, 23 and Kalvin Andy, 22

VIDEO: Pedestrian struck by vehicle caught on security camera

Incident points to danger on the roads not only in low light but also in bright sunshine

AHUS patient Shantee Anaquod is home for Christmas

Less than a month after receiving first dose of $750K drug, 23 year old healthy enough to go home

Most Read