A meeting to present the consolidated budget was held on March 29, 2017. Budget overview can be found at:
Month: March 2017
AquaBlu Draft Plan of Standard Condominium
This was passed with conditions. Note that with the three new developments on Concord – AquaBlu, AquaZul and the 5-storey Commercial Centre, the Town Planner stated that “the entire complex will be one large shared complex” for parking. That’s because parking concessions (and easements/shared services agreements) were approved overlapping parking on each other’s lots… so it will be a free for all when it comes to visitors trying to find a legal parking spot.
When: March 28, 2017 @ 7PM
Where: Town of Grimsby Council Chambers
Full Agenda Viewable at https://grimsby.civicweb.net/filepro/documents/79437…
All meetings are open to the public and participation is encouraged.
Attempting to get changes to the Greenbelt after the review seems like an “exercise in futility”. Highly doubtful there would be changes after the fact as this would open the door for other municipalities to seek the same.
With Grimsby already meeting density targets, one can conceivably ask whose interests are being served in trying to pry land out of our local Greenbelt?
Read the full article at Niagara This Week: https://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/7203340-grimsby-mayor-still-in-talks-about-greenbelt/
29 Oak Street – Minor Variance
Council discussed at length the Committee of Adjustment’s (COA) decision to approve a new two-storey building replacing the current home at 29 Oak Street. Planning staff had recommended deferral on the basis that the excavated height of the exposed front-facing three-car garage did not meet compatibility criteria for the heritage style of the 1920’s era neighbourhood.
When: Monday March 6, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Where: Grimsby Town Hall
Council meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend.
Agenda for the meeting can be found here:
Great results for the efforts of local residents in Stoney Creek! 12-storey condo proposal brought down to 6-storeys.
Full read available from The Hamilton News: https://www.hamiltonnews.com/news-story/7170283-smaller-condo-development-approved-for-stoney-creek-s-highway-8/
Phelps was taken by surprise that the Planning Committee wasn’t happy with the development’s interior street dead-ends that won’t accommodate regional waste pickup.
After six years of discussions, why was it only at a public meeting that the Planning department made such recommendations and effectively sent the developer back to the drawing board?
Interesting read in the Hamilton Spectator on urban development and building heights.
More Details: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/7169593-how-tall-is-too-tall-for-hamilton-
Find out what’s happening with GO and transit, tonight, March 1 at Grimsby Town Hall. Poster boards are up for information starting at 5:30 pm with a presentation at 6:30 pm.