Another barrier to the Hamilton police service’s plan for a new forensics centre; there’s push back in the neighbourhood where it may be located.
Some Beasley neighbourhood residents are upset about the design of the building, which is earmarked to take up the block from Wilson and Rebecca to Catherine and Mary Street.
An early drawing shows a two-storey compound, with surface parking on two sides and a walled-in ramp to underground parking on the Rebecca Street side.
Beasley Neighbourhood Association member Doctor John Neary says the design is not appropriate for the downtown, calling it a suburban building.
Neary says his problem is not with such a facility in the area, it’s that the building sprawls.
He’d rather see a smaller footprint with higher density.
Neary is meeting with police representatives and Ward 2 Councillor Jason Farr today to discuss the association’s concerns.