The Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly known as the Ontario Municipal Board) continues its pre-hearing into the appeals by Parrish & Heimbecker, Bunge Canada, and Harbour West Neighbours against the City’s zoning changes for the Pier 8 lands to enable the City’s planned residential redevelopment of the lands on Hamilton’s West Harbour.
The property is presently designated to be zoned Mixed Use Medium (C5) with a height limit of 22 metre, but close to a GO Station, and on a major arterial road. There are existing 14 and 21 storey buildings across the street from the property.
Thanks to the many people who forwarded the latest edition of Ward 2 Councillor Jason Farr’s newsletter. (Farr removed The Public Record from his distribution lists)
Posted here for reference.
From: “Farr, Jason” <Jason.Farr@hamilton.ca>
Date: May 17, 2018
To: “Farr, Jason” <Jason.Farr@hamilton.ca>
Subject: Ward 2 Word
Ward 2 Word
Councillor Jason Farr
Introducing PlanLocal Ward 2 Beautiful Streets and Spaces
Starting on May 23rd, 2018 please help make your neighbourhood more beautiful
I hear a lot about the desire to make Ward 2 an even more beautiful place to live, work and play. That’s why this year I am dedicating approximately $1 million of infrastructure spending, divided equally between the 6 neighbourhoods, to making your streets and public spaces more beautiful. You know your neighbourhoods better than anyone so I’m asking for your help.
Election Assistants will be paid $160 for 12 hours work on election day, and two hours of training in advance – a rate of $12.31 per hour if they get an unpaid lunch, $11.42 if they don’t get a lunch break.
Keesmaat is looking for her first project, the City is looking for a partner, $9.51-million is already on the table – plus the value of the land – as the municipal contribution, planning approvals are effectively guaranteed, the City already has policies in place to waive application and development charge fees.
Lime Ridge Mall owner Cadillac Fairview wants to create a restaurant district as part of their redevelopment of the former Sears store that anchored the north side of Hamilton’s largest indoor shopping centre.
McMaster’s appeal is one of over a dozen in Hamilton by development applicants seeking to protect their interests under the more developer friendly OMB rules rather than risk having to appeal under the new LPAT rules.
The planning file for the proposal shows it is in early stages, and SmartCentres is conducting market research to determine if there will be ground level commercial in the buildings, and determining the state of the residential market before finalizing their application.