Earlier this month, we posted a message about a proposed development on the site of the former Tim Hortons at Aberdeen and Dundurn Streets. Councillor McHattie has asked the proponent to provide additional detailed information and the following documents (prepared by the developer as part of his planning application to the City) are now housed at the Locke Street Library for your viewing: Planning Justification report (including a sun shadow study), Parking Study, and Traffic Analysis Study. This information will give you a much better sense of the proposed development.
In terms of process and timing: the planning application is making its way through the City planning system and we anticipate it will not be before the Economic Development and Planning Committee for the required statutory meeting under the Planning Act for a political decision until late this fall – this is your formal opportunity to comment on the application and in doing so, reserve your right to appeal to the Ontario Municipal Board, if need be.
In the meantime, Councillor McHattie has asked the developer to hold a community meeting in the neighbourhood so folks can learn more about the application and share comments. This community meeting is expected to be held after Labour Day.
he crime stats for the month of June, provided by Sergeant Jo-Ann Savoie, West Town Crime Manager are now posted at http://www.brianmchattie.ca/page2.php?id=46. Scroll down to the heading “Crime Reports” and click on the West Town Crime Stats for June 2009 link.
Notes from the Crime Manager:
Please be on the look out for a current suspect. He has been described as male white, in his early 20’s, with dark shoulder length hair. His mode of transportation is by bicycle. Based on the fact that several bikes have been stolen in the area with bikes being left behind, it is our belief that he may be switching up the bike after several entries so he may not be detected. Several residents have described him as “trashy, scruffy, does not fit in”. If you see such a male, please do not approach and contact police for follow up. This is a person of interest only.
There has been a spike in shed entries in the Durand neighbourhood. The interesting fact is both teens claim to be from Westdale. They are described as suspect # 1, 16-19 years, 5’3”, slender build with long black hair.
Suspect # 2 is described as 16-19 years 5’10” with a husky build, blond buzz cut.
Both males were canvassing homes for money. They claimed to be collecting money for the Heart and Stroke foundation; however they only had blank paper with them and nothing to indicate they are collecting for a cause. Numerous neighbours have contacted police in reference to these males. Their mode of transportation is bicycle.
As part of the new graffiti initiative, you may have noticed the new Canada Post Mailboxes. These boxes have been wrapped with a disruptive pattern (stencilled postal codes in various colours) to deter graffiti.
Sgt. Jo-Ann Savoie #191
Division One Crime Manager
Work: (905) 540-5093
An application has been received by Hamilton’s Planning and Economic Development Department for a Zoning By-law Amendment by UrbanCor Developments Inc. on lands located at 427 Aberdeen Ave (Former Tim Horton’s location at the corner of Dundurn & Aberdeen).
The purpose of the application is to change the existing Commercial District to a Residential District, in order to permit a 7 storey building with 42 residential units which includes at-grade ground floor parking, 5 residential storey, 1 storey pentouse/ mechanical /roof top garden amenity area. A reduction in parking is also requested.
Before a staff report is prepared for Council consideration, residents have the opportunity to provide comments. Any written comments received by the Department prior to July 28, 2009 will be published as part of the report.
Please forward your comments, quoting File No: ZAC-09-026 to:
Edward John, City of Hamilton
Planning and Economic Development Department
Planning Division – Development Planning – West Section
77 James St. N., Suite 400
Hamilton, ON L8R 2K3
If you have any questions, please contact Edward John at 905-546-2424, ext. 5803 or by the email shown above.
Please note that the developer will be holding a community information meeting after Labour Day to share project plans and address concerns from area residents
Hamilton Car Share is eager to get cars on the road this summer.
In order to make it happen, we need 50 driving members to register.
Now is the time for folks to step forward and support the initiative.
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