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  • roy
    October 30, 2012 - 14:40

    Didn't the city take on this Team Gushue hwy. Will this hwy feed the goulds, southlands, the area that was sprung greenhouse all within st. john's boundry. Now they don't want buildings over certain height. Remember the joke about no skycrapers in NL, no by we lay them on their flat and call them malls. My father never missed a city council meeting, he thought them more funny and hilarious than the Amos and Andy show. Keep up the comedy show .

  • Bobs Your Uncle
    October 30, 2012 - 10:17

    Kenmount Road requires extensive planning to meet future business expansion. This would be the widening with extra lanes and on/off merging ramps and lanes. This would reduce the need for traffic lights thereby reducing the congestion on this already below grade road. Oh and an overpass going from Kenmount Road to Mt Carson. That way all the people who want to go to Mt. Pearl does not congest on the City of St. John's, Kenmount Road. Enough Said

    • Eli
      October 30, 2012 - 11:00

      A more appropriate signature would be "A monkey's Uncle".

  • mifflin
    October 30, 2012 - 09:44

    Whose Hotel is this?

  • jeff
    October 30, 2012 - 09:41

    If Mount Pearl was awarded the old spung greenhouse land, which i might add has a entrance accessable only in Mount Pearl, They would be much more likely to help out with the new highways in the region. But it is a slap in the face to try and ask Mount Pearl to pay for a road that does not even run through its boundaries. And St. John's, get over your height restriction garbage. If you won't let someone build more than 15m, why build anyways? you need to make money and you need more rooms for that which means higher buildings

  • Mt. Pearl
    October 30, 2012 - 08:51

    Everyone from Trepassy to the goulds to CBS and Holyrood are going to be using the team gushue highway, why should Mount Pearl have to foot the bill for it? It's a regional road, let the provincial government take care of it. Sheesh.

  • John Smith
    October 30, 2012 - 08:37

    The tax payers of St. John's have been subsidizing the town of Mt. Pearl since its inception...why stop now? If we don't pay for them who will?

  • Saucy Face
    October 30, 2012 - 08:29

    If trhere was any doubt before last night that our current city council has abosolutely no idea on what they are doing when it comes to developing St. John's then that doubt is gone now. Every single proposal from Water Street to Airport heights to a hotel on Kenmount Road turns into a major debate that you'd only expect top see in an old Three Stooges movie. That moronic picture of Colbert pretty well sums up the childiish intellect of our entire council. Time to toss every last one of them out and elect a brand new council of people who know how to handle development without the 3 Stooges mentality.

  • Mike Lee
    October 30, 2012 - 08:22

    Here we go again with the Concilors short of any vision for St John's Why would there be restrictions for any height outside the downtown area If they want to call St. John's a place to be they have to get their heads out of the sand and look to the future. They need to encourage development of all kinds in order to have a better tax base Without vision there is no future!

  • Political Watcher
    October 30, 2012 - 08:03

    Firstly please let me say that I am not usually in agreement with Colbert but on this one I am. Mount Pearl should have their Municipal Operating Grant reduced to the amount of servicing the new highway. Call it as it is, they stand to benefit the most from it. Either that or the Province continue with no ramps or access to Mount Pearl. St. John's is the Capital and must expect some increase in traffic but to know that there is a neighbouring Municipaltiy that is pratically living of the City and their services is outrageous. If Mount Pearl had to develop and provide their own core services such as Fire, Waste management, Water, public transportation etc, they wouldn't be able to exhist. Currently it is like someone gong around to the best restauants and picking the popular items from the menu and then re-selling them at their own restaurant.

  • scottcoady
    October 30, 2012 - 07:49

    nothing was wrong with our roads before team gushue highway and the crosstown and the torbay snafu as well. we did ok before all these were built we did well before the commercial redevelopment of the east end... MUCH WANTS MORE..

  • Jeremiah
    October 30, 2012 - 07:33

    Amalgamation of the NE Avalon! Come on! No brainer! Should have happened years ago.

  • Bill Perks
    October 30, 2012 - 07:12

    Lets get the infrastructure in place before any more development takes place. The city is expanding too fast and as a result our taxes can't keep up with maintenance. Let's keep some green spaces. We don' want a concrete jungle.

  • Don
    October 30, 2012 - 06:50

    I fully agree with Colbert.

  • J
    October 30, 2012 - 06:37

    That's why St. John's will never be a great city. Small minds. A 15 metre height restriction?? I remember seeing bigger barns than that when I lived in Calgary.

  • Fred Penner
    October 30, 2012 - 06:31

    Might I suggest that the city expand it's planning department and include a few more civil engineers in the lot? I understand that St John's is an old city and sometimes development occurs in places and in ways that are not exactly optimal but there are areas of the city which display a marked lack of foresight.

  • Brian
    October 30, 2012 - 06:27

    Now Colbert wants the government to be a dictator, look O'Keefe took on Team Gushue. If we do get to regional government somewhere down the road i hope the bunch on New Gower Street are long gone!!!!!!!!!!