Some great news from City Hall: Hamilton is opening a Brownfield and Intensification office to deal specifically with those two huge issues in our development department.
Hamilton has a tremendous opportunity to rebuild our city from within and create new jobs, residences, parkspace and retail opportunities in well-established, walkable neighbourhoods.
One interesting point to note in the attached report: In the past 18 months the city's ERASE (brownfield remediation) program has seen new projects worth $86 million and resulting in the creation of 250 new jobs in projects being built on former brownfield sites.
So much for the claim by an outside consultant who recently stated that no market exists for new companies to locate on Hamilton's brownfields.
I'll gladly take $86 million and 250 new jobs being created in the heart of our city every 18 months.
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