Watch the panel discussion on intensification with professor Jim Dunn, planner Dana Anderson, developer Steve Kulakowsky and Planning and Economic Development general manager Jason Thorne.
By RTH Staff
Published June 19, 2015
Thanks to Joey Coleman of The Public Record, you can watch a video recording of this week's Neighbourhoods Working Together panel discussion on intensification.
The event was organized through a partnership between several neighbourhood associations and the Useful Knowledge Society of Hamilton and featured a panel discussion with: Jim Dunn, Health and Aging Professor, McMaster University; Dana Anderson, partner, MHBC Planning; Steve Kulakowsky, partner, Core Urban Inc; and Jason Thorne, General Manager of Planning and Economic Development, City of Hamilton.
Jim Dunn, Dana Anderson, Steve Kulakowsky and Jason Thorne
The introduction was by community organizer Mike Borrelli. The discussion was moderated by RTH editor Ryan McGreal, and the concluding statements were made by UKS organizer Maureen Wilson.
By heyo (anonymous) | Posted June 19, 2015 at 10:44:02
Can't hear a damn thing from that bloody moderator. What gives Joey?
By Advicer (anonymous) | Posted June 19, 2015 at 10:53:06
Advice to planners: please plan for a city that has NO billboards. Billboards are ugly mind pollution.
By Advicer (anonymous) | Posted June 19, 2015 at 10:54:21
Advice to planners: please plan for a city with clean public washrooms in public spaces.
By Advicer (anonymous) | Posted June 19, 2015 at 10:56:03
Advice to city planners: we need a city square. Every great city has a square.
By Advicer (anonymous) | Posted June 19, 2015 at 10:57:23
Advice to planners: please plan for a city with grocery stores on the ground floor of residential buildings so I don't need to drive to get my groceries.
By Advicer (anonymous) | Posted June 19, 2015 at 10:59:38
Advice to planners: please plan for a city with drinking fountains and bbqs, and picnic benches in every park possible.
By Advicer (anonymous) | Posted June 19, 2015 at 11:02:52
Advice to planners: please get some Frisbee/disc golf baskets in our parks.
By Advicer (anonymous) | Posted June 19, 2015 at 11:06:19
Advice to planners: please get rid of those horrid war recruitment bus ads sprawling throughout Gore park.
By ItJustIs (registered) | Posted June 19, 2015 at 12:08:49
Advice to Advicer:
-Please show some discretion when posting multiple comments consecutively: comment clutter is its own form of ugly pollution
-Please develop a basic understanding of municipal fiscal realities; asking for Frisbee/disc golf baskets in light of our infrastucture deficit is, at the very least, déclassé, if not ignorant
-Please understand that when you lob sh&$%balls such as your ones re: the 'horrid war recruitment bus ads', you're doing yourself absolutely no favours in terms of furthering any reasonable discussion about anything
-Please develop a basic understanding of the realities of urban development. Your comment '...grocery stores on the ground floor of residential buildings...' lends you absolutely no credence whatsoever. (For the record, grocery store chains do what you're suggesting when the market dictates it, such as the ones in downtown Toronto. Hamilton's market does not suggest this initiative is viable. And because we now have a Nations Food downtown, you're unlikely to see another such store in the downtown within the next twenty years.)
By nobrainer (registered) | Posted June 19, 2015 at 12:15:13 in reply to Comment 112369
For the record, grocery store chains do what you're suggesting when the municipality dictates it, such as the ones in downtown Toronto.
By jason (registered) | Posted June 19, 2015 at 14:33:25 in reply to Comment 112370
was just about to post this. Has NOTHING to do with the market, and everything to do with the city. Jen Keesmaat recently posted on twitter than a well-known builder told her that they build way better buildings in Toronto than anywhere else in the 905 because the city of Toronto 'forces us to'.
You get the city you plan for. And in Hamilton we've allowed private wallets to plan our city instead of us planning it.
By DowntownInHamilton (registered) | Posted June 20, 2015 at 14:23:07 in reply to Comment 112373
By Banker (anonymous) | Posted June 20, 2015 at 17:34:29
Banks will not lend for the development of mixed commercial/residential properties.
By Dylan (registered) | Posted June 21, 2015 at 08:55:48 in reply to Comment 112380
What do you mean? Most of the condo projects are mixed residential/commercial.
By Banker (anonymous) | Posted June 21, 2015 at 09:58:40 in reply to Comment 112381
Try getting a loan to renovate a restaurant with upstairs apartments in James Street North. Or to convert a small office building such that offices remain on the first floor but living accommodation exists on the second floor. The city will allow it but you will have a very difficult time getting a bank to finance it. Condo developments are a different kettle of fish because the bank will lend money only when a very high percentage of the units are sold AND they are condos meaning that the units are individually owned. I highly doubt you would ever get a bank to finance a mixed use project save and except a condo.
By stefancaunter (registered) - website | Posted June 22, 2015 at 10:32:45
If anyone wants to send a live stream these things, my company will carry it for free.
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