The battle over the so-called Aerotropolis is going to cost taxpayers even more money.
Hamiltonians for Progressive Development (HPD) has served notice that it is challenging the plan in court, by appealing the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) decision to allow the massive proposed development.
The Aerotropolis, now re-branded as the Airport Employment Growth District, is the City’s plan to build a giant industrial park in the lands around the Hamilton International Airport.
The plan has been highly controversial with community groups like HPD arguing that the Aerotropolis is completely unnecessary and economically risky – as well as environmentally unacceptable. The city insists that the plan is crucial to Hamilton’s economic future.