Draft Commercial and Mixed Use Zones

Notice of Public Meeting of the Planning Committee
Amendments to the UHOP & Zoning By-law 05-200

The Planning Committee is holding a Public Meeting under the Planning Act, to consider changes to the Urban Hamilton Official Plan and Zoning By-law 05-200 respecting Commercial and Mixed Use Areas:

Date: Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Time: 9:30 am
Location: City Hall, Council Chambers
The Agenda will be posted after May 31, 2017.


Urban Hamilton Official Plan (UHOP) Amendment

  • Revise certain land use designations in the Urban Hamilton Official Plan, including Secondary Plans, to implement the new Commercial and Mixed Use Zones
  • Change the name “Pedestrian Predominant” to “Pedestrian Focus”; and amend certain Pedestrian Predominant policies such as permit abutting properties to Pedestrian Focus
  • Revise and correct section numbering and other typographical errors

Proposed UHOP Amendment


Zoning By-law 05-200 Amendment

The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment introduces new Zones for properties located in commercial and mixed uses areas. An amendment to the UHOP is also require to ensure the zones implement the designations and policies of the Plan.

The effect of the Zoning By-law Amendment is to establish consistent zones for commercial and mixed use areas. These zones contain more flexible definitions and regulations to encourage new and appropriate development in the City.

New Commercial and Mixed Use Zones

  • Add eight new Commercial and Mixed Use (CMU) Zones:
    • Residential Character Commercial (C1) Zone
    • Neighbourhood Commercial (C2) Zone
    • Community Commercial (C3) Zone
    • Mixed Use High Density (C4) Zone
    • Mixed Use Medium Density (C5) Zone
    • Mixed Use Medium Density – Pedestrian Focus (C5a) Zone
    • District Commercial (C6) Zone
    • Arterial Commercial (C7) Zone
  • Add one new Parking (U3) Zone to recognize existing permanent parking lots in the City
  • Add and revise associated definitions, general provisions, parking standards, special exceptions and holding provisions related to the CMU Zones.
  • A map has not been included in this Notice since the lands affected by these Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendments are City wide (urban area) and it applies to commercial and mixed use areas. Note the new CMU zoning does not apply to certain locations in the city:
    • Downtown Hamilton: Area bounded by Cannon Street East to the north, Victoria Avenue North to the east, Hunter Street East to the south and Queen Street North to the west and includes the frontage properties along James Street North to Stuart Street and along James Street South to Charlton Avenue West.
    • Fruitland-Winona (Stoney Creek): Area generally bounded by Highway 8 to the south, QEW and Barton Street to the north, the Hamilton municipal boundary to the east, and Fruitland Road to the west.
    • Centennial Neighbourhoods: Area generally bounded by the QEW to the north, Red Hill Valley Parkway to the west, lands south of Queenston Road to the south, and Lake Avenue to the east but not including the industrial lands to the east of Centennial Parkway North.
    • West Harbour (Setting Sail): Area bounded by Wellington Street North to the east, Cannon Street West and York Boulevard to the south, and the Hamilton Harbour shoreline to the north.

Temporary Use By-law

  • Add Temporary Use By-law for properties located in the Town of Dundas (Downtown) and properties on Upper James Street between Stone Church Road and Rymal Road to permit entertainment on outdoor commercial patios for a 23 month trial period.

Proposed Zoning Amendment & Staff Report

You can also view these documents in person at Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West, 4th floor.


Provide your input

To register as a delegation or provide comments at the Planning Committee:

  • Written comments: You can submit written comments to Ida Bedioui for inclusion in the Agenda for the Public Meeting the deadline is noon on June 5, 2017. Any comments received after this date will be included in the June 14, 2017 Council agenda.
  • Presentation: Anyone interested in making a presentation at the Public Meeting is asked to pre-register as a delegation by no later than 12 noon on June 5, 2017.

To request a Notice of Decision

Do you wish to be notified of the City's decision on the proposed Amendments? You will need to submit a written request to:

Ida Bedioui
Planning Co-ordinator
Hamilton City Hall 
71 Main Street West, 1st Floor
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4Y5
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 4605
Email: ida.bedioui@hamilton.ca

Information respecting these amendments is being 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 these matters, including the 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 and will appear on the City’s website unless you expressly request within your communication that City remove your personal information.

Official Plan Amendment

i. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Hamilton before the proposed Official Plan amendment is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of Council, City of Hamilton to the Ontario Municipal Board.

ii. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Hamilton before the proposed Official Plan amendment is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Zoning By-Law Amendment

i. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Hamilton before the proposed by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of Council, City of Hamilton to the Ontario Municipal Board.

ii. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Hamilton before the proposed by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

 

Contact us

Tim Lee
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1249
Email: cmuzoning@hamilton.ca