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Highway vs. Downtown

Survey Results

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Do you agree with the trend toward highway development vs. downtown?

Results

No

31.65%

Yes

68.35%

 

100.0%

*Please note we remove duplicate votes from the same source.  Computers keep track of that type of thing easily.  It's a waste of time voting more than once.  If you have a  longer comment than 400 characters, Please email us with your extended comment..

In this survey there were an inordinate number of multiple votes with a comment that indicated anger and/or frustration.  We counted only one vote whether No or Yes. 

 Multiple voting .... hmmmm.  You can express your opinion easily in the comments without trying to influence the vote one way or another.  Most people just vote and don't comment.

 

 

 

 

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Some Comments

I don't like the dim light of downtown....
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It will happen
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I don't like it
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What downtown? Three blocks of no parking, delivery vans double parking and stop lights at every intersection. Best time to shop is when the street is closed. Close Queen St. "business district"and make it pedestrian friendly all year.
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there isn't enough room downtown for development. We need businesses here ALL year not just in the summer
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We need more affordable shopping which means we need a big box store such as Target or even a Marks on the highway.

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LET OUR DOWNTOWN BE, BOX STORES, ACCOMODATION AMD TOURISM SHOULD BE WHERE TOURISTS WI SEE AND STAOP ON THIER WAY BY
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but the down town is a must to keep up, and to develop it and keep all those beautiful stores going, to get the new development and the old,work to benefit each other. Seeing many towns that built up with huge box stores on the outskirts of town, shows how it affect the downtown in a major way,look at Pembroke Ontario.
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those making giving the approval for development should realize that not everyone is able to drive. Also as a tourist town the downtown should be vibrant not a ghost town
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We need, and most of us locals want, to keep our downtown alive and vibrant. We have too much to offer and most of that cannot be seen from the highway.
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We need more in this town. There is nothing to keep people or visitors here. Our taxes keep going up but for what. I have been here for 33 years. It is getting to the point We want to move.
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Keep Shoppers at Home and it will help the downtown businesses. Everyone is in Port Elgin, Hanover Owen Sound & Goderich.
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Kincardine put in a bypass what do we expect,. No one goes into the downtown area
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highway is for new development, downtown is for redevelopment. Like another small grocery store.
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We need some new business on the highway. Downtown could use a grocery store again for us seniors
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There is more parking available and attracts people passing through to shop as most wouldn't venture downtown.
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No good highways, no tourists, then no need for better downtown
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Big stores on the highway and boutique stores downtown.
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Kincardine needs to come out of the Dark Ages!! People in this town go out of town to shop anyways - at least with Hwy. development of business/services, etc., not only will it create much needed jobs but may entice people to shop locally! Kincardine can no longer afford to remain a "quaint little town"!!
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Yes, developed the highway area. the land is there and so is the traffic. As far as the down town is concerned, fill a few of the empty stores that are there now and for God's sake get rid of that cheap clothing store that has been trying to close for the last 20 years and put a decent store there.
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We need some bigger stores. A Marks Work Wearhouse would be nice and maybe a department store like Walmart or Target they would bring people to town and maybe stop downtown
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We need more stores to serve the community. Even for a spool of thread we have to go outside of town. There are several stores that are needed. As we get older,we do not leave town.
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Parking is always an issue downtown.
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While the comments section doesn't work
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It's a trend because businesses go where the traffic is and that's the highway. Downtown kincardine is suffering from poor management, they need to hire someone who's focus isn't purely on his favourite downtown restaurant and has a background in downtown development.
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The downtown are seems stagnate buiness wise. It is nice to see it get restored and beautified, but as far as new development the highway area seems more practical and useful.
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Let's keep our highways clear for travel
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Not much room for development downtown. We really need a large department like store. The downtown will survive. People still like to buy "different" things from what department stores offer. Lots of great places to stay in this town, but shopping not so great. Also could use more good quality but not overpriced restaurants.
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Get on with it. Downtown has nowhere to expand and very limited parking capability. The highway is a natural progression and development is wanted and needed!
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Depends what is meant by h'way development,not another hotel !!!
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I would like to see the downtown used and even modernized. However there is not space downtown for larger development. If we want these larger business they have to development on the highway and we need development.
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It is important to keep highways in good condition. The amount of traffic is very high. Many people travel greater distances to get to wok
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The highway portion was built as a "bypass" to allow transportation around Kincardine so as not to delay vehicles as Port Elgin does. This development is creating new traffic lights and if it continues, soon it will be quicker to travel through Kincardine's downtown area.
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yes - that is where the land is available along with the visitors centre.

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go for a drive thru Port Elgin, they r growing in leaps and bounds all on a highway,, town is booming while kincardine developes next to nothing
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They need to provide stores that will keep people shopping in town instead of shopping in Godrich or Port
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Highway services are well represented for travelers from point A to B. A vibrant downtown is essential for tourism along the beach,and for local residents who do not drive or chose not to. Shame that the Foodland closed.
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This has taken way too long and we have already lost many new residents and business (tax base) opportunities to towns like Port Elgin and Hanover that have been open to these developments.
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The types of stores Kincardine needs do not locate in the downtown core. They will help keep our retail alive.
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Kincardine definitely needs some stores on the highway such as what Port Elgin has.
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This is a Beautiful Town don't ruin it by turning it into another Mississauga. I moved here the Beauty. Keep the businesses downtown where people can walk to there favourite store.
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There isn't enought parking downtown as it is now. Expansion on the highway will give retailers the freedom to build big stores and parking lots that will be welcomed by all customers.
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Once summer is over downtown is dead. Only new thing downtown is Dairy Queen and its closed for a while.
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Need both, highway development with attract people to Kincardine who can go downtown.
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No one is going to get off the 21 to drive down a hick town downtown street. Highway development is the only option. Let's be honest all the traffic is heading for Port Elgin, Owen Sound or elsewhere. There seems to be a clouded belief - Kincardine is more then just a retirement home type community
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We need good roads , tourist ,with word of mouth ,can tell others ,how good our roads are, Will bring in more tourist!
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Downtown is a ghost town
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We need big business ".need more choice for purchasing. Town shopping is to expenses
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If there is vacant stores downtown they should be used first.
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TOTALLY! We need better shopping and the highway is the answer - need a big box store of some sort.
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when we go into shop we go in the highway and shop for groceries, gas, liquor, drug stores, more groceries and beer. Why do we want to go downtown. Do our banking on the internet.,
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Development of any kind has to be good for the town and all in it .
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It's a no-brainer. Out on the highway, there is a lot of freedom for proper-sized establishments, and parking should not be a problem if the planning is done well. There is no room for expansion downtown without tearing down or crowding out our heritage sites, and then there is no parking areas left.
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Keep the development downtown, and the highway free for driving.
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there is no more room downtown to develop any more stores
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the downtown core is vital to any growth
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you need a viable downtown core
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I feel it is important to draw people downtown so that the "true" Kincardine can be seen and experienced. This includes our beach and historic Queen Street. If all development continues on the highway, the downtown will suffer and possibly be gone in a few years. Then we will just be another strip mall town on a highway.
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Kincardine needs a better selection of competitive shopping instead of craft stores downtown ?? If you have to leave town for some items you might as well complete the remainder of your shopping elsewhere ??
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