Comment 104543

By StephenBarath (registered) | Posted September 17, 2014 at 08:29:27 in reply to Comment 104527

Very good news. Though I don’t think one more retail space on Dundurn will be what transforms it into a thriving retail community (especially not with sixty parking spots dedicated to it). There is empty retail and commercial space on Dundurn at the moment.

Dundurn’s real problem is that it is unpleasant to walk along. It doesn’t have the same quality of building as Locke Street, but what really separates it is that Locke has multiple stop signs and lights to slow vehicle traffic, and foot traffic because it has relatively few parking lots. Dundurn’s traffic flow, on the other hand, is uninterrupted for 800 meters between Main and Herkimer (unless you count LCBO shoppers scurrying across the street to their cars parked on the west side).

I have heard plans for a light at Chatham and Dundurn, which would be excellent. This retail would be a fantastic addition. But the easiest and fastest way to help Dundurn thrive is just to slow it down a bit.

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