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 first public meeting on City Council’s exploration of selling the Discovery Centre took an unexpected turn as Ward 2 Councillor Jason Farr accused residents of having personal issues with him, called a resident his “nemesis”, and to another “some residents are not happy and they will never be” about the Waterfront Trust.
“The Board does have a public interest function”, Swinkin asserted to the objection of the City’s lawyer. “You may say they [the public] are not here and not appellants, but the Board will serve its public interest function and look out for those interests”.
CityHousing will take possession of two downtown City of Hamilton parking lots to build social housing to replace the townhouses of the existing Jamesville CityHousing in Hamilton’s North End, if a motion authorizing the sale is approved by Council in the coming weeks.
Staff who created the formula says it will ensure community feedback requesting a priority on the design and community benefits of the proposals is given more weight than just the financial offer to the City.
A motion on the June 5, 2017 West Harbour Development Sub-Committee moves for approval of a $800,000 retrofit of a portion of the Public Works facility on Barton Street West between Bay and Caroline to house the Cadet program beginning in 2019.