Comment 17234

By SHemphill (registered) | Posted January 16, 2008 at 21:29:25

I attended the meeting and found it quite interesting. (I asked the question about whether they couldn't find another location in the downtown for Trinity to develop.)

The proposal wasn't nearly as bad as I had expected, and the idea of having shopping in walking distance is a real benefit. I really don't see this as competition for Locke and Westdale. It will be an alternative to for our neighbourhood and stop them from driving to Ancaster and Limeridge - that is good.It's very long-term planning to think that this will be R&D land in 20-30years. I'm not crazy about the toxic dirt pile sitting there for that long a period. Frankly - I don't see why the city can't give them a 30 or 40 year lease & then bull doze the shops when the R&D space is needed. It's likely that the design is not as nice as the photo's that were used in the presentation.

On the other hand, I am very opposed to the un-elected OMB over-riding my democratically elected City council's wishes on this matter & would support McHattie and the City on their position. I'd hope that they could offer the space occupied by the condo/sold school board building opposite the beer and liquor stores on Dundurn & use some of the Main-Beer Store area for development. They could also pass a law that cut the parking space available & force this to be a high density urban design. Or they could offer some of the other brownfield sites in West/North Hamilton maybe around Bayfront Park?


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