The downtown should be a hub for services, recreation, unique retail, local food and beverages, arts & culture, and supporting residential options ... but it becomes increasingly more difficult for the downtown to accomplish this when the City loses sight of how to support a downtown core. Take for example the merger of Kinnaird and Castlegar in part because it was determined that the population couldn't support TWO downtowns. It defeats this insight when a few decades later the City allows a Kinnaird downtown to go back in where the old one was in the form of strip malls, fast food, and big box retail. Another example is the industrial park towards Trail. That takes jobs further away from the downtown residential area, given people a disincentive to live within and support the downtown core. Worse still is when the industrial use is relaxed and restaurants and services are permitted, further taking away from activity downtown and also diluting potential tenancies for downtown buildings. Please remember that Castlegar has never stopped valuing having a downtown where it is located and circle back to that goal before opening up more commercial, industrial, and retail land uses away from the downtown.