More than two months have elapsed since Slessor Square's developers announced, with a great fanfare, that the controversial project was being “re-imagined” to address widespread concerns about the height of the towers.
However, the developers told us that density – the number of people living and working in Slessor Square - was to remain the same.
Do the developers take us all for fools?
The amended proposals still represent a massive and unacceptable over-development of a very tight site in a highly visible strategic location.
Newmarket ward 6 councillor, Maddie di Muccio, hailed the developer’s re-think as a “terrific win” for local people.
But until we know all the details, talk of a “terrific win” is over-the-top nonsense.
The developers have not formally submitted the “re-imagined” proposals to the Town. No new studies have been handed over to the Town’s planners,
And we are still in the dark about the traffic consequences of the monster development.
As soon as things stir, details will be posted on shrinkslessorsquare.ca