Downtown on the move

May 1, 2012

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The approval of the Downtown Secondary Plan signals a coming of age for the heart of our city. It acknowledges the importance of the downtown in our local economy while embracing the cultural, social and environmental benefits that can accrue through integrated urban design.

It is well established that increasing the number of people living in a downtown is critical to maintaining its energy and balance of commercial activities.

The plan means change – perhaps as at a pace that is uncomfortable for some. However, it is important to remember the planning horizon looks out to 2031.

But the status quo would also mean change and would not have delivered the quality of place that is within our grasp to leave as a legacy for our children and grandchildren.

 

About Karen Farbridge

An unwavering change maker seeking a just, democratic and sustainable world.

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