Comment 53278

By Centrist (registered) | Posted December 18, 2010 at 13:55:02

The thing about the Connaught is that it will probably never be redeveloped without some public funding because the cost to retrofit old buildings is astronomically high. It will be very difficult to find private owners willing to incur all the cost themselves. Therefore, the choice we're left with is either to keep it derelict or invest some public funding into redeveloping it as mixed income housing. Personally, I think it would be better to redevelop it rather than have it lie empty.

Also, it is somewhat patronizing to insist that you know where a poorer person ought to live better than they do. Why wouldn't a single mother want to live in a newly renovated downtown building, close (probably walking distance) to all the social services she might need?

Comment edited by Centrist on 2010-12-18 12:55:46

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