"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Monday, 1 December 2014

Check This Out

It has copied for me but I never know if it has copied for you.

It 's a notice with a coloured  schematic from Brookfield Residential to residents at Beacon Hall.
Second open house to show proposed plans for development before an application is made to the town.

It's a standard process. Developers know all too well the importance of neighborhood buy-in.

They know also they are wasting their time and effort if neighbours are determined  not to  agree to anything.

Politicians will unfailingly balk. The extravagant farce of an Ontario Municipal Board  will  proceed .

Hundreds of thousands of dollars of public resources will be squandered with  outcome completely predictable.  Political posteriors adequately protected.

By making every effort to overcome  neighbourhood  objections, developers have done everything they needed to do in the eyes of the Ontario Municipal Board. They too  will have covered their bases.

The Ontario Municipal  Board, conscious their decision can be appealed to a higher court,depending  on resources in the neighbourhood , will cross every T and dot every i in  determination of
the  right decision.

Months and even years will pass in the process.

Homes eventually built will carry thousands of extra dollars in costs not reflected  in value.

Assessment will be based on the inflated price of the homes.

Forever and a day  taxes will be paid on taxes and prices not reflective of value.

It's the times we live in.


Anonymous said...

Timberlane does not even have a closing date. Since some of the exercise equipment was due to be replaced, it is to their advantage to just keep operating until plans are well under way.

Anonymous said...

This doesn't open.

Can you get the same information from another source or in a different format?

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes you can get a developer to scale things back. I think they expect to be a wee bit flexible. It is when they promise to lock-stone the streets leading in and create a gated community that you have to know they are set to fight.

Anonymous said...

The Region has announced loud and clear that they plan to in-fil along the major arteries. Timberlane qualifies due to its proximity to Yonge.