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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2 Candidate Responses (top)
|Candidate||Brief Response||Full Response|
|Marley, Kevin||Yes||The city is growing and ward 12 has seen its fair share of that. However, with this growth like we need infrastructure to keep up with the increased demand. I think the city needs to be better at helping development in the already-built areas. Relaxing zoning and making it easier for developers would free up a lot of wasted potential downtown. There is a lot of room to grow especially in Ward 12 but it needs to be done right. We need to plan for the future.|
|Scime, John||Yes||I believe that suburban development needs to slow down, and the focus be generated towards those areas that have the viable resources and infrastructure to handle such an infill and density. The rejuvenation of the LRT corridor would assist in this 5-7 year very deliberate planning stage for the outskirts. The city continues to build fast and furious to gain density because we have to, not because we think it is the right decision. These forced decisions will eventually come full circle with compounded problems. Slow it down and impact plan for future development.|
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