Comment 54281

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted January 03, 2011 at 10:12:10

Go to Portland, Maine, a city almost identical to Hamilton, and see what they've done with their waterfront. It's truly a people place with a vibrant, adjacent downtown.

You're absolutely right. I was there two years ago, and it's wonderful. If RTH readers haven't gone to their site, they should: (I especially love their online motto: 'love.downtown.more')

However, it's important to recognize the difference in history as well as legacy land-use in both cities. (Or elsewhere, for that matter.) I'm wary of tossing around labels such as 'waterfront' without acknowledging how broad the spectrum is.

The bottom-line to me is that we have an enormous amount of potential in this part of our city. Untapped, entirely untapped. And as they're not making any more land anymore, it's only a matter of time before this potential is realized.

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