Joey’s Planning File Notes I: Corktown Plaza and Gore Buildings at Final Permit Approvals

Corktown Plaza – 211-225 John St S & 70-78 Young Street (Hamilton)

City staff are reviewing the final Site Plan Submission for the Corktown Plaza redevelopment.

The mixed-use development is proceeding with two buildings – one at 14 storeys with 354 residential units and a second at 27 storeys with 415 residential units.

The 14 storey building will have ground-level commercial units.

The developer, Slate Holdings, gained full Council approval in February.

We should expect the City to issue planning permits this fall.

Slate has not yet released its construction timeline. They are a multi-billion dollar real estate asset company and have access to the capital needed to build the project.

Their initial conceptual plan in 2017 was for rentals. In February, when they gained City Council approval, their representatives stated they were determining the tenure of the residential units.

The Gore Buildings – 18-30 King Street East

City Staff is now reviewing Wilson-Blanchard final Site Plan Submission for the Gore Buildings redevelopment.

Wilson-Blanchard’s Hughson Business Space Corporation says they will build a six-storey commercial building with ground-level retail at 18 to 28 King Street East while retaining three of the four existing facades and recreating the facade of no. 24.

Hamilton’s Heritage Permit Review Subcommittee approved the heritage aspects of the plan.

City staff will meet with the developer’s team on August 25 to discuss the submission.

The developer’s architect, David Premi of DPAI says work will begin this fall. Construction on the new buildings will start in Spring.

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