Comment 73782

By jason (registered) | Posted February 07, 2012 at 08:52:59

Ryan, I'm a little perplexed at why the north side of Barton can't be residential when the south side is. If the railyard didn't want residential on Stuart Street, I'd be fine with that....although I'm not fine with it at all considering what they've allowed to happen right over their tracks 40 minutes down the highway. Why are our leaders compromising our own city planning when a precedent has been set already. Are we going to allow Setting Sail to become another joke like Ivor Wynne 2.0? We need some real leadership in this town who will fight for what is right and not being willing to compromise our position all the time, again, especially with a precedent already in place down the road:

One other thing, if we're losing a HUGE swath of residential space I'd like to see us change the Barton St frontages to 'high density' instead of medium. If I recall, Hamilton's definition of medium is townhouses.
Adding more retail/commercial space here without new residential could be a huge problem in terms of over-saturating downtown with retail space without adding more customers.

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