This will be my last mention of the rec facilities until something important happens. I believe Steve Berman has a good handle on this ever changing nightmare and I don’t think I can add anything else of value to the situation. Besides I have other fish I want to fry!!! BLT did a presentation tonight in front of council. Basically pool is delayed 2 months (No Clippers swim meet) and arena 4 months. I have never seen so many people pat themselves on the back so much for so little achievement.
Update this blog had nothing to do with Foley s Furniture. Not sure why my spell check didn’t pick that up.
I have a nasty feeling that the long drawn out saga that has been the Admiral Collingwood Building will get very quietly rezoned for two story commercial and everyone will disappear into the sunset. NOT HAPPENING!!!
OK here are a few things to think about :
1. Current market conditions may not support an iconic 6 story 170 unit condominium project in the central Collingwood in 2013. But what about in 2 years 4 years 6 years???
2. Once that piece of land is developed its done, you cannot take it back, the opportunity will be lost.
3. What about urban planning? Is there any at present in Collingwood? If a condo project was slated for the corner of Hume and Hurontario does that suddenly change at a developers whim?
4. I believe that if this site is not to be developed as condos and commercial, then the hole should be filled in, grass planted and ugly faded fences removed at the developers expense.
Clean up this mess or sell the property to someone who can!!!
5. If any of you decided to build a house, then stopped after you dug the hole, how long would it take the towns bylaw officers to come knocking on your door?
6. This project should be started before any new residential developments are approved in Collingwood the town needs higher density not more partially developed farmer’s field’s
7. This is a chance for this council to make the right decision for a change.
I am gathering more information on this situation so watch this space