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By jason (registered) | Posted July 26, 2010 at 23:30:31

good post Shawn.
I'm really interested in seeing an entire waterfront neighbourhood/district built in this area, not just a stadium. I live about 6-7 minute walk to Barton/Hess and would love to have a pile of dining/cafe and entertainment options there instead of crummy brownfields.

I really like the concepts found on www.revitalizedowntown.ca by the Katz Group. And the AEG districts and the recent new proposal that was unveiled by Whitestar this week, and now with official support from Molinaro who have built some great mixed use residential buildings in Burlington. www.molinarogroup.com

I can't stand to think that we'll blow this opportunity to revitalize that entire area and add some huge momentum into downtown renewal just because of some backroom (probably illegal) dealings at the provincial level. Since when do they care about Hamilton? The last people we should be listening to, or let dictate our decisions is the province or feds.

I hope everyone on council and the mayor gets turfed if they blow this opportunity. I've enjoyed this mayor more than any others since amalgamation, but at the end of the day the buck stops with our elected leaders, no matter how unfairly they are being treated by the province and the Cats.

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