Comment 114014

By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted September 30, 2015 at 12:24:07

I have to disagree on blocking the construction of the Charlton condo buildings - intensification is easily one of the best things we can do to fight climate change without heavily compromising our lifestyles. The green-space is already broken by Charlton street and the industrial land it will be built on, so that environmental argument falls a bit flat for me.

I understand worries about it obstructing the view of the greenery, but how far do we have to go before a building ceases to be in your "back yard" for NIMBY purposes?

Some cities have a system where builders must compensate people who will be losing sunlight from cast shadows - this helps reduce NIMBY complaints and also encourages developers to more carefully consider shadow-casting in their designs. Maybe we should be looking at that approach?

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