Councillor Farr Addresses the 17 Storey Application at Park and Robinson – City Square

Councillor Farr addressed this issue as soon as he returned from holidays. He met with Delia McPhail, the City planner whose name appeared on notices that many of you received. He also met with the lead planner, Steve Robichaud.
Steve says, “the application is currently under review and until such time as the review has been completed, staff do not have a position on the application.”

This is good news Duranders as this application is in the very early stages. I suggest that we continue to push back. We do not want a 17 storey building. This is so far removed from Paikin’s original proposal that it is incomprehensible. For those of you who have emailed both Councillor Farr and the DNA, thank you!. Duranders who have not yet sent in their opposition to this proposal, please do so. We need to come together with a very strong voice. Make sure to copy the Durand with your objections.

Send your objections to the following:
Delia.McPhail@hamilton.ca
Steve.Robichaud@hamilton.ca
Jason.Farr@hamilton.co
president@durandna.com

Jason has also learned that Mr. Paikin has a public meeting planned for May (the 9th?) At Ryerson. This said, given the amount of feedback Jason has come home to, he will forward all correspondence to Mr Paikin and talk to him about the level of push-back from the Durand community

And he has stated that he will continue to keep the DNA apprised. He will also bring forth any other suggestions or thoughts that we all might have. So, please Duranders, get involved and send your emails objecting to this application. Lets stop it now!

4 Responses to Councillor Farr Addresses the 17 Storey Application at Park and Robinson – City Square

  1. Thanks for sharing this information. I completely agree we do not want another tall structure in the heart of the Durand.
    As things stand it is already a tragedy that we let the Thistle Club fall into such a state of disrepair that it had to be torn down, now in its place we have 2 unappealing large condo towers, and a deceptive developer trying to pull a fast one those of us living in the Durand! No Way, not going to happen!
    There are already too many apartment buildings. When can we start demolishing some of the existing ones. I am in favour of that motion. – Lets start with the bedbug infested and high crime buildings first!

  2. I just checked on Hamilton’s web site and jason farr’s address is listed as jason.farr@hamilton. ca NOT .co

  3. Can I ask what the Association is objecting to with respect to the building being 17 storeys. It seems we have several buildings in this neighborhood that are about the same height.

  4. The area is already dense with buildings. Surely the two buildings on the Robinson/Charlton lot of eleven and nine stories are high ENOUGH! The original plan of New Horizon for a FOUR story building on that Robinson/Park lot is accepted. Leave it alone!! City Hall should put their foot down here. Get some guts!!!

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