Comment 86151

By Mogadon Megalodon (anonymous) | Posted February 10, 2013 at 20:31:14 in reply to Comment 86149

On red tape, licensing and land use designation, Hamilton is certainly far from pristine. It would be folly to argue otherwise. The fact that City Hall distinguishes itself as being labyrinthine is especially notable if you've ever attempted to read the Ontario Building Code. We're definitely not leveraging our strengths or clearing a space for innovation.

That said, there are few new buildings I can think of anywhere in the city that would have been vastly improved by being made substantially taller. In most cases, they are sufficiently modest that their aspirations were not being squashed by height restrictions.

In the case of 110 James South, the property owner's horizontal-is-the-new-vertical world view is arguably more of a hurdle than anything.

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