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City of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
As part of the first GRIDS process, 9 Directions to Guide Development and evaluate growth options were created. These directions are referred to as GRIDS 9 Directions. Staff and stakeholders have reviewed the directions and find that they are still appropriate as a guiding framework in the evaluation of growth options as part of GRIDS 2, with some changes.
Original GRIDS directions, with the proposed modifications by stakeholders & staff in bolded text:
The Growth Plan minimum intensification target is 50%. However, the City can plan for a higher or lower target. Here are some points to consider about the different options:
Option 1 (<50%)Lower than the Growth Plan Target
Option 2 (=50%)At the Growth Plan Target
Option 3 (>50%)Higher than the Growth Plan Target
The Growth Plan minimum Designated Greenfield Area (DGA) density target is 50 pjh. However, the City can plan for a higher or lower target. Here are some points to consider about the different options:
Option 1 (<50pjh)Lower than the Growth Plan Target
Option 2 (=50pjh)At the Growth Plan Target
Option 3 (>50pjh)Higher than the Growth Plan Target
If the Land Needs Assessment identifies a need to add lands to the City’s urban boundary to accommodate residential and/or employment growth, the next phase of GRIDS 2 and the MCR will be the evaluation of future growth options and areas.
The Growth Plan identifies criteria that must be satisfied prior to an urban boundary expansion occurring. The criteria include:
These criteria can form the basis for an evaluation tool to assist Council, staff and the public with evaluating where and how we will grow in the future.
Notice of Collection: The City of Hamilton collects information under authority of the Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, Chapter p.13 (as amended). Any personal information collected for GRIDS 2/MCR will be considered as part of public input in the GRIDS 2/MCR project. Information collected for this initiative may be stored on servers located in Canada and the United States and may be subject to Canadian and/or American laws. Questions about the collection of this personal information can be directed to Senior Project Manager, Planning & Economic Development Department, City of Hamilton, 71 Main Street West, 4th floor, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4Y5, 905-546-2424, ext. 4168, [email protected].