Originally Posted by LeadingEdgeBoomer
I guess it can not be avoided seeing as he gets to be on the planning committee because he is the ward councilor.
Ah, I know, but there were about a half dozen other people involved in this and I haven't heard a thing from any of them. If he's the only to speak, I'd just as soon not hear it.
for example, today on CFRA:
Capital Ward Councillor David Chernushenko remains "unconvinced" the proposed redevelopment of Lansdowne Park will be the right one.
As the City and the Ottawa Sports and Entertainment Group continue working on the updated plan for the project, Chernushenko says there are "several fundamental concerns."
Chernushenko writes on his website that traffic demand management measures are "inadequate" to accommodate daily traffic and parking requirements, let alone special event parking. He says Lansdowne Park as a pioneering pedestrian-only precinct will not be realized and the plans narrow the views of the Aberdeen Pavilion.
Chernushenko is a member of the Lansdowne Design Review Panel working on the design, landscape and architectural plans for the redevelopment.
The Capital Ward Councillor does say there has been progress made on public transportation, the design of many retail buildings and improvements to the urban park.
But Chernushenko says the redevelopment is plagued by one fundamental problem: "This is the wrong place for a new major stadium and such a concentration of retail activity."
Oh yes, please, let's go down THAT road again.