Airport land plan favours wealthy demographic

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

Re: Airport lands shrink in latest forecast, Oct 16 The News.

I find it ridiculous that the City of Hamilton has decided to go ahead with the proposed Airport Employment Growth Development plan that has been in the works since 2008.

The plan pushes the urban boundary limits southward, swallowing up vast amounts of farmland and green-space and ignoring the city's downtown core.

Instead of building on vacant brownfields and providing jobs for the unemployed in need, the city is pursuing "prestige employment" — clearly favouring the wealthy demographic in upscale Ancaster.

It’s time for citizens to start voicing concerns over this behemoth.

We need to work to protect our farmers and direct development towards a city core that is in dire need of revitalization.

Jeremy Parsons, Redeemer University College student

Airport land plan favours wealthy demographic

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

Re: Airport lands shrink in latest forecast, Oct 16 The News.

I find it ridiculous that the City of Hamilton has decided to go ahead with the proposed Airport Employment Growth Development plan that has been in the works since 2008.

The plan pushes the urban boundary limits southward, swallowing up vast amounts of farmland and green-space and ignoring the city's downtown core.

Instead of building on vacant brownfields and providing jobs for the unemployed in need, the city is pursuing "prestige employment" — clearly favouring the wealthy demographic in upscale Ancaster.

It’s time for citizens to start voicing concerns over this behemoth.

We need to work to protect our farmers and direct development towards a city core that is in dire need of revitalization.

Jeremy Parsons, Redeemer University College student

Airport land plan favours wealthy demographic

News Oct 23, 2009 Ancaster News

Re: Airport lands shrink in latest forecast, Oct 16 The News.

I find it ridiculous that the City of Hamilton has decided to go ahead with the proposed Airport Employment Growth Development plan that has been in the works since 2008.

The plan pushes the urban boundary limits southward, swallowing up vast amounts of farmland and green-space and ignoring the city's downtown core.

Instead of building on vacant brownfields and providing jobs for the unemployed in need, the city is pursuing "prestige employment" — clearly favouring the wealthy demographic in upscale Ancaster.

It’s time for citizens to start voicing concerns over this behemoth.

We need to work to protect our farmers and direct development towards a city core that is in dire need of revitalization.

Jeremy Parsons, Redeemer University College student