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The city has a plan to add 300,000 more trees by 2021. Implicit in the description of the reasons for the plan is the acknowledgement of climate change.
Ephraim, Kate, and Chris are discussing. Toggle Comments
The City has lots of “plans”. $100 says this won’t happen.
Well, the city used to be a lot cooler in the summer before we concreted everything and we had trees. I wonder if that means that the hole with dirt near my house that had been lacking a tree for at least 5 years actually has a chance to get one.
It’ll be hard to verify. The city’s always planting some trees, replacing some and adding others.
What I found more interesting in a way was the acknowledgement of climate change. The government can deny climate change all it wants, but when it’s being taken as a given by all kinds of industries and services, how long can it hold out?
Ephraim, have you emailed Luc Ferrandez and asked for one?
They don’t say *where * there trees will go… it annoys me how new tree spots always take away sidewalk space, and never take away automobile space.
@Kate No, you would have figured when they took away the previous tree that they would have had it marked for a new tree.
I’m still waiting for them to do something about the scaffolding at Pine and St-Denis. How long as that been up… four years or more? In some cities they bill you for putting scaffolding on the sidewalk, encouraging you to remove it by cost, not by begging.
I find it all falls on deaf ears.
Scaffolding? I’m trying to picture where you mean – is it on that building on the southwest corner, that belongs to the school commission?
Yes. The one that belongs to the school commission. This is what the building looked like, before the scaffolding. http://goo.gl/maps/aeTc
Honestly don’t even know why they need the building in such a prime location. The scaffolding has been up for so long. Maybe it’s not 4 years, but it’s a LONG LONG time. Long enough that we all forget how long it’s been around.
I did check that corner earlier and all I know now is the building wasn’t scaffolded in 2009.
I imagine when they put that building up – if you go around via Drolet you can sometimes see into it via their garage entrances, and I think it’s basically just warehouse space for school furniture and hardware – the neighbourhood was not nearly so prime. But the mechanism for selling it off and moving all their junk probably grinds exceeding slow.
Which is exactly the problem. A warehouse in Montreal North or St-Laurent would probably be a better choice today, simple because of proximity to the highway, never mind lower costs. That land can be sold for some good money. Heck, get a permit for a tall building, it has a wonderful view beyond the 4th story. As long as you don’t go OTP as they did for 333 Sherbrooke, which still has so many empty spots. Most of the buildings with normal prices around here sell out quite quickly. And that would be a great location. Set up shops facing St-Denis and have the residential entrance on Pine or Drolet. Preferably with underground parking via Pine. Heck, the school board can use the money to keep themselves balanced for a number of years.
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