Comment 122652

By RobF (registered) | Posted March 20, 2018 at 17:33:17 in reply to Comment 122636

Fair enough ... we can agree to disagree on how much and specifics. I agree on the problem of getting too formulaic if plans aren't applied creatively or allowed to evolve over time or vary as circumstances dictate.

Toronto tends to overbuild ... but yes, downtown Vancouver has gotten a bit cookie-cutter in some places. Across the water on the south-side of False Creek a different approach is being applied.

In Hamilton we have historic low- and mid-rise streetscapes downtown ... that will help us maintain a variegated built-form as taller buildings get built nearby on parking lots, etc.

And yes, we need more people downtown. I spoke at Planning Committee when the Kresge proposal was considered and said that.

Comment edited by RobF on 2018-03-20 18:27:08

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