Comment 36561

By jason (registered) | Posted December 24, 2009 at 11:14:16

this is great news and is the sort of long-term planning we've been missing for decades in Hamilton. If we had this sort of foresight and planning in place back when the Linc and 403 extensions were built we might see dozens of plants and manufacturing facilities along those roads instead of residential sprawl.

To me the biggest source of 'interference' in Hamilton is from those looking only to their own interests even if it means sacrificing the good of the city (ie - big box on Innovation District land). This is exactly why we have government. Good governing is ensuring that our economy can grow and that job prospects can improve for decades to come. Smart Centres or Trinity Retail don't care about that. It's up to our local government to have a plan and then stick to it. Without a plan, any old use sounds good and the next thing you know, you've got several km of highway lined by shingled peaks and no new employment places. Planning is key. They city appears to finally be doing that.

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