Analysis of Public Commentary from the July 2011 Open Houses.
Unedited version: This video runs approx. 1 hour.
This graph visualizes data received from the Open House Comment Forms. If you were one of the 500 community members who attended, you likely contributed to the RED portion of it. The GREEN is YES, the RED is NO. It's easy to see that there's a lot of "NO" in this graph. In this case the "NO" answers the question, "does the proposed height of the buildings shown in the scale models agree with the community's and the city's principles for appropriate development in this neighbourhood?"
As the discussion continues, various community members make valuable points (duly noted by planner Ben Johnson), about improvements that can be made to future questionnaires given to the public on this project.
The architect, James Cheng takes the floor in the second part of this video. He warns the group that the proposal that got the highest approval rating - the lowest density proposal - will never be built! The developer he says would rather "walk away" from the project!
So where do we go from here? And why did Jim Green, Holborn's representative and long time social housing advocate quit the project?
MORE COMMUNITY MEMBERS need to come out to the next meeting. September was a very busy time, but the dark days of November are here and it's time to move out of the shadows and into the light of your community. Big decisions are ahead!
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