Comment 31965

By jason (registered) | Posted June 20, 2009 at 10:13:27

great concept on paper, except it was the city of Hamilton that intitiated the redevelopment of the beach strip. And they had strict design guidelines (I'm perplexed as to why they don't have guidelines downtown still) as to how the new homes could be built. They didn't want a suburb by the beach. They wanted homes with some cottage elements and design style. Not suprisingly, those "heavy-handed" guidelines have led to impressive home values and a robust real estate market on the beach strip. Had they simply turned over all of that land to private developers to do what they pleased, we all know what the result would have been. More blandness, and more shoddy sprawl construction.

Same goes for our Great Lakes and wonderful land resources in this province. You talk about protecting us from pollution, and then advocate for turning over those two resources to private industry?? Pollution would skyrocket under that scenario. History is a fine teacher...put away your ideological books and pay attention to real life once in a while.

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