Hamilton’s Design Review Panel (DPR) says Vrancor needs to redesign its proposed 30-storey development at 213 King Street West to address a potentially dangerous wind condition, and to ensure it relates to surrounding buildings.
No member of the panel agreed with the proposed height, with some suggesting that even 30 stories may not be appropriate for the site.
The proponent has a full development and rezoning application submitted to the City. A date for the proposal to be debated by City Council’s Planning Committee has not been set.
Hamilton’s Design Review Panel met on August 10, 2017 for a workshop from senior City planning staff on the City’s new Transit Oriented Corridor Zoning.
The video and discussion is a good primer for those looking for an introduction into the concepts of the zoning and how it will interact with urban design in Hamilton.
Two developments on the agenda – a proposed student residences at 210 Main Street East and a mixed-use development on the former All-Saints Church at 15 Queen Street South on the southeast corner with King Street.