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HRM stunts growth

 

The push by vested interests to overdevelop their properties stunts the growth that could be taking place elsewhere in HRM.

Letter writer Peter H. gave a long list of lost buildings in Halifax that will lessen our charm and connection to historic events (February 18). What he did not mention is that the push by vested interests to overdevelop their properties stunts the growth that could be taking place elsewhere in HRM.

Why risk an investment if you can be undercut by a regional council that is always changing the rules? Might as well wait with empty lots until they can make an extra fortune. This does not serve the public interest. It will help maintain an interchange area that does not work.

The same principal is at work with the Halifax Common becoming a permanent concert space. This will stunt any chance to develop a stadium or expand Exhibition Park. Notice that Moncton's performance space is not downtown. —Blair Beed, Halifax

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