354 King Street West,
City of Hamilton
Official Plan Amendment UHOPA-20-003
Zoning By-law Amendment ZAC-20-008
GSP Group has filed an application on behalf of King West Crossing Ltd. to permit an additional 19 storeys atop the approved 6-storey multiple dwelling (total 25 storeys) and 2 additional storeys atop the approved 10-storey hotel (total 12 storeys).
Reports and Documents
Amenity Area Plans
Functional Servicing and Stormwater Management Report
Heritage Impact Assessment
Noise and Vibration Study
Parking Needs Analysis
Pedestrian Wind Report
Planning Justification Report
Site Grading and Site Servicing Plan
Sun-Shadow Study Analysis
Transportation Impact and Demand Management
Urban Design Brief
Visual Impact Assessment
Updated August 7, 2020
In response to the questions asked prior to and during the webinar held on May 14, 2020, please see the response document here.
*Note: Based on the comments and questions received from the community and the comments from City staff (only partial comments have been received to date), the project team and owner are working on revisions to the proposed development. To balance the input from the community and City staff, the owner is refining the project at 354 King Street West. In response to the feedback received:
- the project is being adapted to be more inclusive and will now feature market-rate residential units which will appeal to a broad cross-section of the Hamilton community. The changes under consideration do not impact the proposed 12-storey hotel.
- Although the height of the proposed residential apartment building remains unchanged at 25 storeys, the overall density will be decreased through a decrease in units and bedrooms. These proposed units will be 1- and 2-bedroom units instead of the 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom units previously proposed (exact unit count and bedroom breakdown TBD).
- Additional step-backs on the south and west sides of the project reducing the overall floor plate size for the tower to the City’s preferred 750 square meter range.
These changes better align the project with the corridor guidelines, the tall building design guidelines, and with the parking requirements under the TOC-1 zone with the decrease in units/unit size/number of bedroom.
The project team is currently working on preparing revised architectural drawings and updating all reports to reflect these changes (i.e. traffic study, shadow study, etc.). These updated drawings will be available on the project website once completed.
Please note that the referenced changes have evolved as the project team reviewed the community comments, and addressed the many questions received. As such, the responses below to the questions/comments submitted based on the building design presented in the webinar may already be dated in some instances. The project web site will provide an updated summary of the project statistics as the design is completed and those statistics become available.
A public webinar was hosted via Zoom on Thursday, May 14, 2020 to provide information about the development applications. Various members of the project team presented information about the proposal which was followed by a live Q+A. A recording of the 2-hour webinar can be viewed here.
During the webinar, attendees were able to type questions as well as up-vote other peoples' questions. During the live Q+A, the project team responded to questions in order of how many votes a question received.
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Date: To Be Determined
Time: To Be Determined
Location: Hamilton City Hall, 71 Main Street West, Hamilton
This page is intended to provide you with reports and other resources that are prepared during project development. The planning applications involved in these developments are a public process. It is our goal to keep you informed and involved at each stage.
Please contact the appropriate local municipality to ensure your comments become part of the public record.
If you have questions about a project, please contact the GSP Group Project Manager indicated.
January 17, 2020 – Application deemed completed by the City of Hamilton.
December 20, 2020 – Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment submitted to the City of Hamilton.
May 14, 2020 – Online Public Webinar