BUILT UP: Increasing density both a positive and a challenge

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By Devyn Barrie, StittsvilleCentral, July 20, 2016

With a couple of proposals for low-rise apartment buildings along Robert Grant (Haliburton Heights, Livery Street), and a multi-story retirement complex along Hazeldean (Wellings), we wanted to find out what Stittsville could look like with more high-density developments.

According to urbanist and Carleton University professor Benjamin Gianni, more density could mean a shift to how residents get around town.

Because high-density developments put everything closer together, people are more inclined to leave the car in favour of walking or taking transit.