Comment 32410

By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted July 14, 2009 at 18:37:59

One thing that would help the lower city far more than a few extra bucks for development fees, would be to finally get rid of the industrial blight that is Hamilton's waterfront. While heavy, dirty, ugly industry used to provide lots of jobs, today it produces far less in taxes and employment opportunities, but is as ugly as it's ever been.

Does anyone else think that Hamilton's waterfront could provide more value to the city if it were transitioned to recreational, residential, light commercial uses rather than what we have today. I can't imagine that if instead of industry along the waterfront, there were new housing developments (many high rise/condos) that it wouldn't lift property values (all across the lower city) 20-30% overnight. Any thoughts?

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