At least one Hamilton politician wants to ensure that no one is forced from their homes as the city moves forward with a new land use strategy along the Main and King Street corridor.
The guidelines, which have presented to members of the planning committee and are being called the first step towards further consultation, call for a "mixed use transit corridor" on the 14 kilometre stretch between McMaster University and Eastgate Square.
Stoney Creek's Brad Clark says they must proceed carefully and not repeat the mistakes of the west harbour stadium discussion. He doesn't want on his conscience "a family having no place to live now".
Under the guidelines, residential intensification targets would be achieved along the King-Main corridor through the creation of "mid-rise buildings".