Since the 1950s, most new residential and commercial development in Hamilton has been single-use suburban sprawl. Do you believe Hamilton needs to concentrate new development within the already-built area? Why or why not?
Responses to the question: "Since the 1950s, most new residential and commercial development in Hamilton has been single-use suburban sprawl. Do you believe Hamilton needs to concentrate new development within the already-built area? Why or why not?"
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|Klazinga, Stewart||Yes||We need to build *up*, not out. Higher density residential is better for the housing market as it relates to vulnerable populations. Higher density residential buildings contribute more tax dollars per area and have a much better infrastructure dollars per person ratio.
Hamilton needs to start looking for reasons to accept and draw in higher density developments, instead of looking for reasons to turn them down or make the developers look elsewhere. Arbitrary high restrictions and the continued expansion of suburbia are not things that Hamilton needs right now.
|Maldonado, Juanita||Yes||My focus is to preserve the natural, and historic value of our distinct communities. It is important to raise awareness and promote conversation with residents that jobs will grow out of small business promotion, and the construction industry in our City, and that “building up” is a natural move forward. As jobs are created, workers spend their money in our local community and everybody wins. This can be done effectively by encouraging civic engagement and addressing concerns BEFORE deals are signed.|
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