Your tour of Brantford’s bounteous development opportunities continues.
At Clarence St. and Colborne St. you’ll find this forgotten chunk of land (there’s also still vacancies in the former Canadian Tire building across the street):
On Colborne St. just east of Clarence St. is the former Union Gas building (we’re still waiting on the total amount taxpayers paid for demolition and fencing):
The former fire department property is at Clarence St. and Greenwich St. (off of Newport St.):
Also on Newport St. you’ll find this property:
Bordered by Veterens Memorial Pkwy, Erie Ave., and Market St. S. are the former Gordon Guscott and Forbes Bros. properties:
You’ll find this untapped jewel on Welsh St. at Mount Pleasant St.:
The opportunities for growth on these properties far exceeds that of the weeds. The report, Planning for Health, Prosperity and Growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe: 2015-2041 (aka Crombie Report), concurs.
“One of the main tenets of the Growth Plan is to encourage infill development (intensification) in existing settlement areas. When done well, this can bring many benefits associated with more compact built environments, including the provision of complete cities, lower energy demands, active transportation, good transit services, reduced emissions, efficient use of existing and planned infrastructure and protection of natural systems and productive farmland.” (Section 4.1.3)
So, let’s displace the Brantford-Brant boundary adjustment proposal by displacing the weeds.
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