Comment 37926

By synxer (registered) | Posted February 09, 2010 at 14:42:08

I'm not that familiar with Brantford, but from looking at Google Street View, this looks like a perfectly respectable and serviceable 19th century streetwall. Here's another view from a bit farther up the street.

Granted. There are some decent buildings there. Not 100% are terrible looking. I think there is some well-versed tapestry to be had in some of these buildings. I don't know the specifics of it, but there is probably some cost associated with cherry picking the significant ones. Cost shouldn't always play a factor; I agree with that notion.

The issue with Brantford seems to be that there isn't enough growth to support these buildings. What if there is never enough growth to fill these voids in the foreseeable future? We keep them and maintain them until there is interest? Incentives? Where and how and more importantly, who?

Brantford loves sprawl. Someone is gonna point to sprawl as the cause, surely. But that isn't an answer, just the cause.

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