Comment 97912

By Capitalist (anonymous) | Posted February 25, 2014 at 11:48:27 in reply to Comment 97879

Your link was a very good article. However, by cost I am also referring to the time involved with remediation and development of brownfields. The added time involved increases the risks in a construction project that could potentially drive up dollar costs, also you will be later in providing your goods or services to the marketplace, this can place you at a competitive disadvantage.

I don't think it is fair to say that the city ignores brownfields. Remember these are mostly privately owned. Hamilton Economic development probably gets very few inquires from business on developing these sites but many seeking greenfields (thus the push for AEGD).

I love seeing brownfield redevelopments into anything productive (even parkland would help) but greenfield is what is required to attract new business. That is the reality. If we don't have it than Hamilton loses.

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