Rob Barrs led a neighbourhood planning process for a large, environmentally sensitive area in the Silverdale area. It was a politically volatile process with a very engaged public. In his role as lead consultant, Rob went above and beyond expectations to assist Mission in achieving an economically viable and environmentally sensitive plan for the area. The plan dealt with many of the environmental and social issues raised during the process, including creative design guidelines for hillside development that enabled sufficient density to make the development feasible and ensure enough housing variety to include a range of housing for a mix of household incomes.
Sharon Fletcher, Director of Long Range Planning, District of Mission (now retired)