In order to optimize a dramatic and rare water view, most cities limit building height close to the shoreline. That's why Fairhaven has a building height limit of eight stories close to the water. This prevents mile-high skyscrapers from destroying everyone's view while dwarfing existing buildings. Did you read the city council is going to approve building heights of up to 20 stories for the GP waterfront development? Clearly, our existing roads and parking simply could not accommodate that kind of density. The Bellingham Herald reported council members didn't expect developers to build on that scale. Really? Then why don't we start with reasonable height limits (like Fairhaven). Bellingham has waited many years for a view of our beautiful bay. We can protect it. Please contact your council member.