Well lookie here. Golly Wally. Catch who is back on The Bulldog.
Why the Skyscrappers who are to urban planning what Al Capone was to his enemies.
The Skyscrappers haunt Skyscraperpage.com. That’s a pretentious lot of people who think they know everything there is to know about how Ottawa should be built. And anyone who disagrees with them is a NIMBY and an idiot.
Nussbaum was speaking to planning committee this week addressing the controversial concierge proposal that would see planning department employees assigned to individual developers to guide their projects through the city bureaucracy.
This is a comment from long-time Bulldog contributor Ron Benn concerning the new concierge system that will assign city staffers to developers to speed their applications through the civic bureaucracy:
The city planning department speaks its own language, to the point where outsiders cannot hold a meaningful conversation with them, as the terminology used by planners is unknown to the great unwashed.
Where is one of the most sensitive spots in a city?
Why gentrification of course:
Ask city-dwellers to describe what, precisely, gentrification is you’ll get an array of answers. The term is a murky one, used to describe the many different ways through which money and development enter poorer or less developed neighborhoods, changing them both economically and demographically.
A businessman is travelling to Little Italy hoping to get a new client to buy his products.
Parking availability is horrible in Little Italy (by the city’s own admission in a recent report) and so the businessman decides to take the advice of the municipality and use the new bike racks to park his two-wheeler. He leaves the four-wheeler at home.
Statement from Councillor Jan Harder, Chair of Planning Committee.
The City welcomes the Smart Growth initiatives announced by the Ontario Government today. Streamlining the development-approval process, reducing the number of Ontario Municipal Board cases, strengthening local control over the Official Plan process and allowing cities greater flexibility to use development charges for waste diversion projects will all be very helpful to Ottawa.
The original goal of this study, which was to add zoning permission at specific properties to allow existing corner stores and small food outlets in residential communities to easily continue existing, was a good idea.
Citizen columnist Andrew Cohen (otherwise known as the chairman of the Tobi Nussbaum for Mayor in 2018 Committee) is out tub-thumping in his column again for his favourite councillor-elect in Rideau-Rockcliffe.
Do we have to listen to four years of this kind of stuff? Why the bodies of the losing candidates in 2014 aren’t even cold yet.
Then later in his column, Cohen, urban expert, delves into what this city needs. You know the urbanist Cohen is always critiquing Ottawa as a dump with no vision that can’t hold a candle to other capital cities.
The icy members of SkyscraperPage.com (or the Skyscrappers as we call them) who actually created a forum on their holy platform where they trashed yours truly, printed lies about your agent and libeled the aforementioned scribbler. No wonder the weather turned cold. The Scrappers have emerged from their burrows.
Such an honour because being a target of the Scrappers means The Bulldog is on the side of goodness and light.