Planning a Community

Piers 7 and 8 Urban Design Study

Notice of Virtual Consultation - November 5, 2020

The City of Hamilton is holding a virtual infomation meeting on November 5, 2020 at 7 pm to present background information and discuss the update to the existing Pier 7 + 8 Design Study. There will be a staff presentation, followed by a question and answer session.

All consultations are being held virtually to protect the health and safety of Hamilton residents and our staff.

How to participate

Register your attendance for the virtual meeting, submit your questions and provide feedback by visiting


Pier 8 Block 16 Opportunity Study

The City is carrying out an update to the Pier 7+8 Urban Design Study (2016) for lands identified as Block 16 on Pier 8 (PDF, 556 KB) in Hamilton’s West Harbour.

The study is a result of a Local Planning Appeal Tribunal settlement decision regarding Case No. PL170742 (PDF, 1.4  MB) , which directs the City to bring forward, for Planning Committee and Council’s consideration, an amendment to the Setting Sail Secondary Plan and an implementing zoning by-law amendment that would re-designate the existing institutional block (Block 16) to permit residential or mixed use in a mid-rise or high-rise form.

The purpose of the study is to determine the appropriate height, massing and character for the lands on Block 16. This process will test and establish appropriate minimum and maximum building heights for Block 16, evaluate Block 16 as an opportunity site for a change in land use designation, and develop associated urban design guidelines to be added as an addendum to the approved Pier 7 + 8 Urban Design Study (2016).

Once the update to the Pier 7 + 8 Urban Design Study has been completed and approved by Council, an implementing Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment will be prepared for public consultation and Council’s consideration.

Study Presentation


Study Timeline Graphic for Pier 8 - Block 16

Contact us

Alissa Mahood
Senior Project Manager, Community Planning & GIS
71 Main Street West, 5th Floor
Email: [email protected]

Jennifer Roth
Planner I, Community Planning & GIS
71 Main Street West, 5th Floor
Email: [email protected]