An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
TIME TO BEAT THE DRUM AGAIN for colour in our buildings. I do it about once every five years in hopes someone will listen.
What brings it up now is that at yesterday’s Kamloops City council meeting, Arjun Singh noted that rooflines on new buildings seem to have become less interesting and that maybe it’s time City Hall rethinks what it wants its skyline to look like.
While it’s at it, how about if it rethinks earth tones?
Kamloops is a beige city, because City Hall wants it that way. Colour is discouraged on houses and commercial buildings.
Take a look at the new apartment buildings that are going up. Beige and boring, every one of them. If not beige, then grey.
Kamloops is better than that. Kamloops is an exciting place, isn’t it? At least, it could be.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.