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Saturday, September 2, 2017

Manic monopoly

Posted By on Sat, Sep 2, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Hey HRM Planners, Councillors or whomever else is approving all of this construction:

It's great to create a growing city, but can you slow the fuck down for a minute? Who the hell is going to live in all of these overpriced condo/apartments? And by the way, allowing a building on the baordwalk/waterfront is just gross and you should all be poked with a stick for allowing that to go through.

There was a time when the old boys wouldn't let anything be built at all, because of historic value, and that was a pain because then buildings just rotted. But now it seems like you're just letting anything go up and at a rapid pace, without regard for aesthetics, history, architecture or just plain ol' common sense.  Did anyone think to stagger the timing of developments? Can't you wait to see how what we have now fills up before shoving other unnecessary condos/apartments/retail spaces down our throats? And don't get me started on the logistical nightmare of manoeuvring the downtown area, where the crane has become the city's official bird.

This summer was a particular disaster, and it's not like you didn't know it would be a big tourism year, what with 150 and Tall Ships and all. Did someone just say "hey, let's invite all kinds of tourists here and then not let them get around”? It's like someone is playing a crazy-ass game of monopoly up in here and it's a fucking free-for-all. Enough! DON'T SELL BOARDWALK!!

Seriously. Stop it. —Developing Distaste


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