Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Public Hearing Last Night

Last night, I was at a public hearing on the Jericho Sub-Neighbourhood Plan in the Township of Langley. Some developers and even some on council would like to see large-scale, standalone retail before mixed-use development in the area. History has shown us that if you allow standalone retail before mixed-use, you will not see mixed-use development. You will also not see the benefit of mixed-use development which is that of a walkable, transit friendly community. That is why Joe Zaccaria presented to council the following on how limiting commercial floorspace and building mixed-use from the get go is better for sustainability and better for the local economy.

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