Comment 55704

By myrcurial (registered) - website | Posted January 11, 2011 at 14:42:52

@Zephyr

Violent agreement is a good thing.

Either way, I think we need a commitment to build on one site and make the other suitable for homes.

And I'd go as far as saying that they need to assume the old Consumers Glass site and make it part of the plan either way. This ensures that the Future Fund is used to do the right thing wrt remediation... making huge swaths of Hamilton habitable again.

It's all rather tangled in my mind at this point... we're at a cusp as a city and we NEED council to do the right thing.

  • be appropriately supportive of the stakeholders (taxpayers, citizens in need of a little additional pride, even corporate (-:|3 )
  • remediate the property that isn't used for a stadium to make it suitable for a matched housing development (not popup or mcmansions, but homes that blend in to the surrounding neighborhoods and maintain the street grid)
  • virulently enforce the property bylaws - if it's commercial streetwall, it should be in rent-able condition, you can't use your land for an industrial dump, etc.
  • be transparent for a change

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