B-LINE CORRIDOR PLANNING STUDY
Creating a Strategy for the Future
PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE
WE NEED YOUR OPINION
WHAT: The City of Hamilton is preparing a planning strategy to guide future development and revitalization along the B-Line Corridor from McMaster University to Eastgate Square along Main Street, King Street and Queenston Road.
You are invited to review and comment on draft corridor development concepts, planning tools and other strategies that could be used to direct redevelopment and revitalization along the corridor.
WHY: Your comments will inform the preparation of a draft development strategy that identifies new policies for permitted uses, building heights, built forms, urban design elements as well as future policies and programs that should be undertaken to aid in the reurbanization and revitalization of the corridor.
WHERE & WHEN:
Friday November 18, 2011
Hamilton City Hall, Room 192
71 Main Street West
12:00 – 2:30 PM Presentation at 12:45 PM
Tuesday November 22, 2011
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
1107 Main Street West (at Cline Ave.)
4:30 – 8:00 PM Presentation at 7:00 PM
Wednesday November 23, 2011
St Columba Presbyterian Church
1540 Main Street East (at Weir St.)
4:30 – 8:00 PM Presentation at 7:00 PM
Additional parking at Montgomery Park
The information presented at the information centres and comment forms will also be available on the City of Hamilton website at www.hamilton.ca/nodesandcorridors beginning November 24th, 2011. Please provide your comments on or before December 2, 2011.
If you have any accessibility requirements in order to participate in these events, please contact the employee outlined in the Contact section below. Advance requests are highly encouraged to enable us to meet your needs adequately.
Information collected through this process is collected under the authority of the Planning Act , R.S.O. 1990, c. p. 13. All comments and opinions submitted to the city of Hamilton on this matter, including name, address and contact information of persons submitting comments and/or opinions, will become part of the public record and will be made available to the general public.
B-Line Corridor Planning Study .....We Need Your Opinion!
Nodes and Corridors Planning Team
Strategic Services and Special Projects Division
Planning and Economic Development Department
Phone: (905) 546-2424 Ext 1220
Phone: (905) 546 2424 Ext 1279
Public Visioning Workshop - January 11, 2011
The public visioning workshop was an opportunity for the public to discuss themes for the B-Line Corridor, suggest additional themes, and identify which themes were most important for the corridor as a whole.
The results of the Fall 2010 citizen focus groups were presented at this public visioning workshop to help guide the discussion.
The input received at this visioning workshop informed the creation of the B-Line Corridor Vision Statement.
- B-Line Land Use Study Background
- Light Rail Transit Background
- Summary of Focus Group Sessions
- Visioning Themes
- Visioning Workshop Presentation
Visioning Workshop Discussion Document
- Summary of the Visioning Workshop Discussion
Vision Themes Discussed at the January 11, 2011 Workshop
|A corridor that has a diversity of people (age, household types, income, ethnicity)|
|Quality aesthetics and urban design including architecture, heritage, public realm, streetscapes, public art, trees and landscaping|
|Vibrant gathering places, focal points and destinations within the corridor|
|Pride of place, sense of community and community image|
|Connectivity between places that is seamless and includes all transportation modes|
|Vitality – vibrant places and local economies|
|Pedestrian friendly – walkable and accessible and safe streets|
|Sustainability for the current and future generations|
Citizen Focus Group Sessions - Fall 2010
Seven citizen focus groups were held in the various neighbourhoods along the B-Line Corridor. Participants were asked to describe their vision for the future character of the corridor.
Here are the 7 focus group reports:
Public Information Centre - September 2010
A Public Information Centre (open house) on the Corridor Planning project was held on September 30th in conjunction with the Rapid Transit Infrastructure planning project. To view the panels from the Public Information Centre, please click on a Panel for more information: