Growth Management Profile

This service includes the development of strategies for servicing, drainage and transportation facilities through Master Planning and Class Environmental Assessment studies. The service also administers street name and municipal numbers changes for the public and provides public notices to the residents regarding draft plans of subdivisions and condominiums.  This service includes:

  • Clearing conditions for the registration of draft plan of subdivisions and condominiums.
  • Legislative/Ministerial approvals for all plans of subdivisions and condominiums.
  • Infrastructure planning and environmental assessments for all growth related developments.
  • Shovel-ready growth initiatives for employment lands.
  • Airport Lease Management/Liaison - Monitoring of performance targets and lease compliance by the City Airport Operator and provide reports regularly to Hamilton City Council.

Service Details

Related Subservices

  • Growth Planning
  • Airport Lease Management/Liaison

Type of Service

  • Both public facing and internal corporate service

Rationale

  • Essential/Mandatory, Legislated requirement
  • The Planning Act requires City of Hamilton staff to circulate the notices of draft plans of subdivision and draft plan of condominiums to the public for the appeal process.

Primary Funding Sources

  • Capital Budget
  • Reserves
  • Net Levy
  • User Fees
  • Development Charges
  • Other - Rent and Special Assessment Fee

Service Level

  • At standard

Service Level Source

  • Legislated (Council By-laws and Provincial legislation including the Planning Act, Ontario Water Resources Act, Development Charges Act)
  • Council approved policy or service standard
  • Management directive

 

Performance Measures

2017


How much did you do? (volume)

  • Draft Approvals/Registered Plans in 2017:  17
  • Notices of Decision for Draft Plans: 18
  • Addresses Issued: 1,394
  • Official Address Notification Letters Issued: 165 

How well did you do it? (quality)

  • All approvals given within 30 day completion objective

Is anyone better off? (impact)

  • Development approvals moved to building permit stage more quickly, which adds to municipal assessment and jobs in Hamilton.

How much did you do? (volume)

  • Draft approvals/registered plans in 2017: 25 to 30

How well did you do it? (quality)

  • All approvals given within 30 day completion objective

Is anyone better off? (impact)

  • Development approvals moved to building permit stage quicker, which adds to municipal assessment and jobs in Hamilton.

Strategin Plan Priority - Economic Prosperity & Growth