Public consultations produce mixed results over developing Cornwall's waterfront
Results were mixed over whether residents want to see development along Cornwall's waterfront. The Waterfront Development Committee received a report tonight on the results of a public consultation held two months ago. On June 13th, the committee invited the public to an open house, which provided information on potential plans for developing lands east of the Civic Complex. Residents were also given about two weeks fill out a questionnaire online or on paper. The report says a total of 803 people took part in the survey. When it came to the parking lot area east of the Civic Complex 70.5 per cent of people were against development, citing concerns over losing parking and public access to the waterfront, along with blocking the waterfront view. But, 29.8 per cent thought it would be a good use of the land. When it came to developing Lookout Point, the former oil tank lands and the T-ball fields east of Marina 200, 67 per cent of respondents believed development in that area would have a "positive impact" while 33 per cent thought it would have a negative impact. The report says, many people felt that area would be a good location for residential units. But there were concerns expressed over losing the T-Ball fields. The survey was available online from June 13th to June 29th.