Conversion of Storefront (Restaurant) to Housing at 652 King Street East

UPDATE: The Committee of Adjustment approved the application during their March 24, 2016 meeting

King Street between Victoria and Wentworth is expected to become a stronger commercial district in the coming years as residential intensification takes hold along the LRT corridor. However, in the meanwhile, there is a challenge wi

th storefront vacancies. The owner is 652 King Street East, on the south side just west of Wentworth, is asking for a minor variance to convert the existing storefront restaurant into two storefront apartments with the bedrooms and bathrooms in the basement, and kitchen/living room on the main level. The hearing will be held Thursday (March 24, 2016) at 2:10 p.m. (Page 69 of 132 in agenda)

On Barton Street, one of the challenges facing commercial revival is the lack of available storefronts due to conversions to residential storefront apartments. During the previous term (2010-2014) of the Committee of Adjustment, the CoA denied numerous storefront conversions.

Hamilton Committee of Adjustment for May 28, 2015

Committee of Adjustment meets Thursday with a big agenda of 27 hearing. There are 3 rural applications, 17 Lower City and Dundas, and 7 Mountain and Suburbs.

I’ve reviewed all the public notices for the hearings and three are of newsworthy note