Is it the CFHA that ultimately decides or approves of military housing being built? The base commander? Someone in Ottawa?
I agree with FJAG’s point - not just in regards to this issue, but many that fall with the federal government.
A simple solution ends up being extremely expensive, slow, and cumbersome because the road to anywhere is littered with needless bureaucracy & red tape that everybody agree’s is a hindrance, yet still exists for some reason.
There are also a ton of smaller home-builders that do a great job, if not better job, than the big homebuilding companies who have the influence to get the big neighbourhood contracts. Award the projects to them.
The smaller companies have an opportunity to scale. More employment in the area. Rents possibly come down. One less thing affecting recruiting & retainment, and the military can regain some of its appeal of being a place to learn unique skills, have unique adventures, make the world a better place, and be able to save some money while living affordably.
132 units of the proposed 1300? C’mon CFHA, it doesn’t take a math whiz to see that’s a really low percentage…