Brantford-Brant boundary babble, part 7

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):

Clarence St. & Colborne St., Brantford, Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Clarence St. & Colborne St., Brantford, Ontario © CityofInsight.com

 

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):

Colborne St., Brantford, Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Colborne St., Brantford, Ontario © CityofInsight.com

 

The former fire department property is at Clarence St. and Greenwich St. (off of Newport St.):

Newport St., Brantford, Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Newport St., Brantford, Ontario © CityofInsight.com

 

Also on Newport St. you’ll find this property:

Newport St., Brantford, Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Newport St., Brantford, Ontario © CityofInsight.com

 

Bordered by Veterens Memorial Pkwy, Erie Ave., and Market St. S. are the former Gordon Guscott and Forbes Bros. properties:

Erie Ave., Brantford, Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Erie Ave., Brantford, Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Erie Ave & Market St., Brantford, Ontario

Erie Ave & Market St., Brantford, Ontario © CityofInsight.com

 

You’ll find this untapped jewel on Welsh St. at Mount Pleasant St.:

Welsh St., Brantford, Ontario © CityofInsight.com

Welsh St., Brantford, Ontario © CityofInsight.com

 

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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