Comment 50141

By M. Desnoyers (anonymous) | Posted October 22, 2010 at 10:23:31

Let's keep the conversation going!

The city currently has approximately 1500 acres of Greenfield lands available for NEW development throughout the city. Based upon an average uptake of 75 acres/ year there is approximately a 20 year inventory. To be fair, if we use only 1000 of those acres there is still approximately 13 years available.

WHY DO WE NEED TO EXPAND NOW???

The above question was asked at the final council meeing by two separate councilors to Guy Paparella and he did NOT answer it. Surely we can afford to wait 5 years BEFORE we expand the boudary and committ the city to servicing the lands. That's right COMMIT! Once the lands are brought inside the urban boundary they must eventually be serviced - perhaps for residential if the aerotropolis doesn't take off as predicted.

M. Desnoyers
Co-Chair
HPD

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