Planning Committee Votes in Favour of Piers 7 & 8 Urban Design Study

Councillors on the Planning Committee voted in favour of the Urban Design Study for Piers 7 & 8 which calls for 110,000 square feet of new residential representing 1,071 to 1,531 new units of housing. The plan also calls for ground level commercial and entertainment businesses across the lands. The proposal, outlined in an earlier TPR article, now moves to City Council for ratification next Wednesday. Following this, City staff will need to create the zoning bylaws to match the urban design. The zoning bylaw will need to approval by Council after a public hearing, under the Planning Act, at Planning Committee.

Hamilton Council West Harbour Development Committee for May 5, 2016 [Urban Design Study Approval]

Council’s West Harbour Development Committee approved the Piers 7 & 8 Urban Design Study during their May 5th meeting, pushing the plan forward to the May 17 Council Planning Committee meeting.

Numerous delegations presented to the Committee, the tensions between different resident viewpoints were apparent, and in a surprise motion, the Committee voted to recommend funding the Waterfront Trust to assist with development work.

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Public Meeting on Pier 7/8 Urban Design Draws Over 200 Residents [Full Replay of Mtg]

Over 200 residents attended the public information session on the West Harbour Piers 7 and 8 Urban Design Study which proposes to add 110,000 sq ft of new residential and thousands of more square feet in commercial uses.

The Urban Design Study, unveiled last Wednesday, will be considered by City Council’s West Harbour development sub-committee on Thursday and will be debated by Council’s Planning Committee on May 17.

Monday evening’s public meeting was the only public information session following the release of the study, coming after over a year of public meetings and consultations on the proposed development.

RRCA Gives Council Power to Order Move of West Harbour CN Yard

As cities across Canada engage in urban redevelopment and moving disruptive railways, a dormant piece of powerful legislation is returning to the spotlight – legislation which gives Hamilton City Council the power to finally move the Stuart Street marshalling yard along Hamilton’s West Harbour waterfront.