Hamilton’s Chief Planner told a gathering of developers they must secure permission from the City’s real estate office prior to submitting development plans to the Planning Division if they include public unassumed alleyways in their plans.
The discussion occurred during the monthly Development Industry Liaison Group meeting.
Steve Robichaud reminded the development community they can only submit applications for properties they own, or they have written permission to build upon. He stated the planning division received numerous applications which plan to build on municipal public unassumed alleyways.
Without a letter from the City’s real estate office authorizing the applicant to apply to development on City lands, the Chief Planner says applications are deem incomplete and will be returned to the developer “we don’t have room on the fifth floor to store applications”.