Friday, July 12, 2024

Should Council Consider SkyDev Their Only Option?


I think not!!!

Meaford is considered a very attractive and viable location by builders and developers. Look at the number of recent developments underway or planned within our town.

At the top of this list is the Knights property, where SkyDev is proposing an unpopular and controversial redevelopment. This is the first proposal for the site that Council has had to deal with. Considering the controversial issues of density, traffic volumes, and neighbourhood disruption and incompatibility, Council should not feel pressured into thinking this is the best and only option for this site. Undoubtedly, there is another developer out there with a better vision for the prime site in Meaford. Unless SkyDev radically changes their vision, Council should confidently state that they have decided to wait for a better option.

Steve Griffiths, Meaford

Editor’s Note: For clarification, waterfront or not, a local council does not have the luxury of shopping for developers on privately owned land.

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