Comment 78010

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted June 05, 2012 at 15:54:47 in reply to Comment 77979

Our infrastructure costs are going to rise. This is a non-negotiable reality no matter what our population numbers look like.

If we can get more people living within our current urban boundary (i.e. higher density residential areas) we will have more taxpayers covering the costs of our infrastructure upkeep.

If we only grow our tax base by building new developments on the fringes of the city, we will be increasing the amount of infrastructure we need to pay for, and these new taxpayers will not have an economic benefit to the city.

The easiest place to increase density is in the lower city. And in order to do so, the lower city has to be a nice place to live - not just a nice place to drive through.

Hopefully this clears up the concept a bit...

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