Comment 79236

By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted July 05, 2012 at 17:40:26 in reply to Comment 79228

You raise an issue that's been brought up on this site and elsewhere: What do people who envision a 'revitalization' of the downtown-core, specifically between King and Cannon, James and Wellington to look like? Specifically, who do they think that developers will be keying on?

A 'mix' is a nice concept. But the truth is that in order to have this huge gem of a portion of Hamilton be developed, it's not going to be leveraged to 'affordable housing'. It's possible that some of it will fall within that category, but doubtful that the tremendous inertia will be reversed and magic unfold primarily within it.

Ironically, this ties into a comment I made in another thread today here as well as an op-ed I published on my own site, both dealing with understanding what precisely we're talking about. Because it would be a shame (as well as a shock) to find that the redevelopment of our long-abandoned downtown-core would end up alienating people who have been patient for change to come.

Comment edited by mystoneycreek on 2012-07-05 17:41:36

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