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 stories) and 2 additional storeys atop the approved 10-storey hotel (total 12 storeys).
A request was submitted to the City to consider the proposed development in 2 phases: Phase 1 (the hotel) and Phase 2 (the apartment).
The owner submitted updated drawings for both phases which included revisions to the apartment based on the comments and questions received from the community and the comments from City staff. In response to the feedback received, the following updates have been made:
- 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 and decrease the overall population density and number of bedrooms. The proposed units will be 1- and 2-bedroom units instead of the 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom units previously proposed.
- introduction of stepbacks at the 7th and 13th storeys along the western portion of the apartment building and along King Street West, reducing the overall floor plate size for the tower to the City’s preferred 750 square meter range and reducing shadow impacts
The following reports have been submitted to the City in support of the proposed revisions:
Revised Sun-Shadow Study and Analysis
Pedestrian Wind Letter Update
Cultural Heritage Impact Assessment
Revised Transportation Impact Study
Revised Functional Servicing and Stormwater Management Report
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
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.
In response to the questions asked prior to and during the webinar held on May 14, 2020, please see the response document here.
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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.
December 20, 2019 – Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment submitted to the City of Hamilton
January 17, 2020 – Applications deemed complete by the City of Hamilton
May 14, 2020 – Online Public Webinar
May 4th, 2021 – Statutory Public Meeting (Planning Committee) for Hotel Portion Only