Update: Two down-bound lanes open for Claremont Access. Sherman Access is reduced to one lane.
The Downtown Secondary Plan, “Putting People First: The New Land Use Plan for Downtown Hamilton” was the first formal plan for the Downtown core, approved in 2001. The Secondary Plan contains the goals, actions, policies and implementation of the direction for Downtown Hamilton.
Location: The Plan area is bounded by Cannon Street to the north, Wellington Street to the east, Hunter Street to the South and Queen Street to the west. It contains parts of four downtown neighbourhoods: Beasley, Central, Corktown and Durand.
Status: Public Open House was held on Feb. 13, 2017 to present the draft updated land use plan and zoning.
- Draft Land Use Plan (PDF, 894 KB)
- Draft Maximum Building Heights (PDF, 1 MB)
- Draft Urban Design Character Areas (PDF, 499 KB)
- Draft Proposed Zoning (PDF, 2 MB)
- Land Use Plan with addresses (PDF, 788 KB)
Public Open House
Held February 13, 2017
Presented and explained the proposed updates to the Downtown Hamilton Secondary Plan and Zoning By-law. Display panels (PDF, 11 MB) | Presentation (PDF, 3 MB) | Secondary Plan map (PDF, 82 KB) | Comment sheet (PDF, 196 KB)
Draft Tall Buildings Study and Guidelines - Community Meeting and Workshop
Held April 27, 2016
Community meeting to present the draft Tall Building Study and Guidelines for public comment. Display Panels (PDF, 26 MB) | Presentation (PDF, 17 MB) | DRAFT Tall Building Study (PDF, 3.1 MB) | DRAFT Tall Building Guidelines (PDF, 3.3 MB)
Tall Buildings Study - Community Meeting and Workshop
Held May 26, 2015
Seeking public input for Tall Building Study about what the public thinks is tall within Hamilton, where the public thinks tall buildings should be located and how tall buildings can compliment the unique aspects of Downtown Hamilton. Display Panels (PDF, 44 MB) Presentation (PDF, 76 MB)
Public Information Centre #1
Held June 2011
Introduced the review of the Secondary Plan and gathered background information. Display Panels (PDF, 9.7 MB)
Policies, schedules and related reports
Approved policies and schedules
The Downtown Secondary Plan, “Putting People First: The New Land Use Plan for Downtown Hamilton” was the first formal plan for the Downtown core, approved in 2001. Prior to the Secondary Plan, the last plan for the downtown area was completed in 1988. The intent of the 1988 plan was to foster a dynamic mix of urban residential, commercial and institutional activities across the Downtown.
Timeline of the Secondary Plan review
Phase 5 - Tall Building Study
Phase 4 - Policy review
Phase 3 - Issue identification and visioning
Phase 2 - Urban Growth Centre and Secondary Plan boundary expansion
Phase 1 - Background review
71 Main Street West, 6th Floor
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext. 1250
- Chapter B-6 - Hamilton Secondary Plans (PDF, 828 KB)
- Map B.6.1-1 to Map B.6.1-6 - Downtown Hamilton - Land Use Plan, Downtown Commercial Areas, Special Downtown Residential Policy Areas, Building Heights, Streets, Gateways and Public Spaces, Development Permit Sub-Areas (PDF, 826 KB)
- Secondary Plan Review Background Report (PDF, 8.6 MB)
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