Comment 122603

By fmurray (registered) | Posted March 19, 2018 at 18:23:20

The plan may very well meet some of the guidelines of Provincial Places to Grow and one or two of the Official Plan policies, but this article completely ignores other planning policies and guidelines: The Official Plan, Downtown Secondary Plan and Tall Building guidelines.

Transition from lower-rise buildings: No Stepbacks for higher building plans: No Retail/commercial opening onto the sidewalk: Nope

The tone of this article suggests that we should not question developers, should be grateful for whatever they offer and shut up. I disagree with that concept. We have to demand beautiful, well-designed buildings both in form and function.

The video shared by Rob gives a peek into the mind of Lamb -- he wants to rebuild the twin towers, to "define" the Hamilton skyline. The twin towers suited the foot of Manhattan as office buildings, they do not fit the context of this site.

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