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Planning & Development

Design Review Panel

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DRP Coordinator
Call 905-546-2424 ext. 1393
Email [email protected]

Due to COVID-19, all meetings are being held virtually. The Design Review Panel Mandate has been updated and includes a Virtual Meeting Protocol.

The City of Hamilton's Design Review Panel is a voluntary technical panel that will provide expert and impartial design advice and guidance to Planning and Economic Development staff on urban design matters of development within Design Priority Areas.

The Design Priority Areas include:

  • Downtown Hamilton Secondary Plan Area
  • Areas of major change and corridors of gradual change within the West Harbour Secondary Plan Area
  • Primary corridors as shown on Schedule E of the Urban Hamilton Official Plan
  • Any other large scale project across the City selected by the Director of Planning

The panel is strictly an advisory body and makes recommendations. It does not have the authority to approve or refuse projects or make policy decisions, or recommendations on land use.