This proposed infill development, situated on the primary corridor of Main Street West, aligns with the City’s Official Plan. The development contributes to the 40 percent infill target for Hamilton contained in the Province of Ontario’s Places to Grow Act.
The property is designated “Mixed Use-Medium Density” in Section 188.8.131.52 of the Strathcona Secondary Plan, within an area covered by Area Specific Policy B (see map below). The following uses are allowed on lands designated Mixed Use – Medium Density:
Where a multiple dwelling is proposed, local commercial uses may also be permitted on the ground floor.
Under a Mixed Use-Medium Density designation, a minimum of 2 storeys is required and a maximum of 6 storeys is allowed. However, policies allow a height up to 10 storeys provided that:
To accommodate the proposed height, the design of the building will step back progressively from adjacent low-density properties and Main Street West. The building rises three storeys before stepping back for the subsequent 6 stories. The rear of the building rises two storeys before stepping back for the subsequent 6 stories. The tenth storey is stepped back again. Further, there is an existing three metre wide assumed alley immediately to the north of the property that assists in mitigating impacts on adjacent properties.