Hamilton City Council has formally endorsed a mixed-use development vision proposed for the city’s Pier 8 by Waterfront Shore Corporation, signifying the end of a competitive procurement process and the start of a pre-construction phase that could see shovels in the ground as early as next year.
The Waterfront Shores proposal, unanimously approved by council over three others June 13, based on the recommendation of city staff, calls for 1,292 condominium units spread across 20 buildings along with commercial, institutional and community spaces to be built on a 5.24-hectare development property. The consortium is composed of Cityzen Development Corporation, Fernbrook Homes Group, GFL Environmental Inc. and Greybrook Realty Partners Inc.
The property has already been through the secondary-planning phase with an eight-storey height limit imposed and medium-density housing prescribed, noted city staffer Philbert Kim, senior consultant for the West Harbour Disposition Strategy. That means once the development agreement is hammered together and appeals to the Ontario Municipal Board by local stakeholders are resolved, the developer could go right to site plan approval then start building, possibly as early as 2019, said Kim.
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