By RTH Staff
Published July 11, 2010
A group of over 100 Hamilton architects and designers sent the following letter regarding the Pan Am Stadium to Hamilton City Council on July 9.
Copies were sent to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty, Michael Fenn, Hamilton Tiger-Cats owner Bob Young, Ticats president Scott Mitchell, Metrolinx chair Rob MacIsaac, Patrick Deane, Hamilton Chamber of Commerce president and Metrolinx board member Richard Koroscil, Downtown BIA president Kathy Drewitt, International Village BIA president Susan Braithwaite, City of Hamilton Planning and Economic Development department general manager Tim McCabe, and local media.
July 9, 2010
Re: Pan Am Stadium Downtown Hamilton
Dear Mayor Eisenberger and Hamilton Councillors,
The members of the design community in greater Hamilton have been listening to the debate regarding the stadium location with great interest. There was considerable enthusiasm expressed around the location of the stadium in the downtown as it clearly demonstrated an awareness of how this civic facility could be a true catalyst for urban renewal.
It was felt that city leadership was demonstrated with the follow through of the selection and study process. The design and planning process was competitive, community minded and unbiased.
The value of urban development capitalizes on existing infrastructure, community and the opportunity to increase density, tax base and city branding. These values are immediately and indefinitely quantifiable. We support this downtown legacy project and council must demonstrate bravery with their commitment to our city core.
The following list of companies and individuals consists of over 100 Hamilton Architects and Designers:
Anthony Butler FRAIC, Architect (retired)
McCallum Sather Architects
Joanne McCallum MRAIC, OAA, LEED AP
Greg Sather MRAIC, OAA, LEED AP
Philip Toms Architect
David Premi OAA, MRAIC, LEED AP
Stanford Downey Architects
TCA/Thier + Curran Architects
John Blums Architect Inc.
James Hettinger OAA
Fred Vermeulen OAA MRAIC, OAA, AAA, BArch
Drew Hauser Hons Vis Arts, BArch, OAA, MRAIC
Mary Jo Hind
Rebecca Beatty MRAIC, OAA, BArch, BES, LEED AP
Kenneth Isaac Architect Inc.
Lintack Architects Inc.
Roland Mech Licensed Technologist OAA
Peter Soldera BArch, OAA, MRAIC
Victor P. Pala, Architect Ltd.
Cynthia Zahoruk Architect Inc.
M. R. Neumann, Architect
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