Aerotropolis

AEGD Public Information Meetings are Far Out

By RTH Staff
Published June 30, 2010

Planning to participate in one of the city's three public information centres on the planned Airport Employment Growth District (AEGD) development around Hamilton International Airport? Get ready to start driving.

Two of the public meetings - on July 15 and September 8 - will be held at the Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Rd. RR#1, Jerseyville. The third meeting - on August 3 - will be held at the Warplane Heritage Museum, Dome Room, next to the airport at 9280 Airport Road in Mount Hope. All three meetings will be open from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

All three meetings are taking place during the summer, a time when many citizens are out of town on vacations, and none of them are being held inside the actual urban area of the city. I mean, why hold public meetings on a plan to expand the urban boundary by 2,000 acres inside the urban boundary?

The ever-intrepid Citizens at City Hall (CATCH) reports that a previous meeting held at the Warplane Heritage Museum drew several complaints about poor acoustics in the building making the presentation difficult to hear.

If you cannot make it out to one of the public meetings, you can also share your comments with the city by emailing aegd@hamiton.ca or mailing your comments to City Hall, 71 Main St. W., Hamilton ON L8P 4Y5.

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By Robert D (anonymous) | Posted July 02, 2010 at 14:14:04

Shameful that an issue which effects the whole city isbeing presented in meetings that far from being spread out across the city are so far away from the city that most residents, especially those without their own vehicles, have little way to get there.

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By arienc (registered) | Posted July 03, 2010 at 13:03:45

I'd suggest contacting one of the following, and ask which HSR route you should take to the meeting.

"If you have any accessibility requirements in order to participate in this program or event, please contact one of the people listed below. Advanced requests are highly encouraged to enable us to meet your needs adequately."

Ray Lee Industrial Parks andAirportDevelopmentDivision PlanningandEconomic DevelopmentDepartment Phone: (905) 546-2424 Ext. 6109 Email: Raymond.Lee@hamilton.ca

Syeda Banuri Development EngineeringDivision PlanningandEconomic DevelopmentDepartment Phone: (905) 546-2424 Ext. 4101 Email: Syeda.Banuri@hamilton.ca

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By highwater (registered) | Posted July 11, 2010 at 13:20:57

Looks like they've added a lower city info session:

Please attend one of the following information centres to express your views regarding the proposed aerotropolis:

July 15, 2010 from 2pm - 4pm and 6pm - 8pm at the Ancaster Fairgrounds 630 Trinity Road, RR#1 Jerseyville

August 3, 2010 from 2pm - 4pm and 6pm - 8pm at the Warplane Heritage Museum (Dome Room) 9280 Airport Road, Mount Hope

August 10, 2010 from 2pm - 4pm and 6pm - 8pm at the Scottish Rite 4 Queen Street South

September 8, 2010 from 2pm - 4pm and 6pm - 8pm at the Ancaster Fairgrounds 630 Trinity Road, RR#1 Jerseyville

http://www.hamilton.ca/NR/rdonlyres/A494...

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