Hi Duranders,

In case you missed it, here are some updates for everyone and opportunities to have your say in our beautiful city of Hamilton. While the “warm” winter weather seems to be holding up, try some winter cycling and explore the waterfront – check out the skating rink!

Herkimer Charlton Bike Lanes

A public meeting is planned to showcase the designs for the new Herkimer and Charlton bike lanes!  A hard-working committee of volunteers from Durand and Kirkendall worked with the city to enhance the designs for the bike lanes, which were originally planned as unprotected biked lanes delineated with a painted line.  The meeting will be held at Stanley Avenue Baptist Church (Stanley and Locke) on Thursday, January 28 at 7 p.m. (enter by the rear door).  Residents are welcome to view the designs and ask City staff questions about the project.

Design Review Panel – Volunteer Opportunity

A design expert is sought for the City of Hamilton’s Design Review Panel.  This is a volunteer opportunity.  Read more here.

West Harbour Meeting this Thursday January 28th

The conversation about Hamilton’s West Harbour and future development is ongoing.  The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 28 at 294 James Street North at 7 p.m.  Learn more here: http://eepurl.com/bNIgZf

While you’re attending the meeting, be sure to check out the exhibit “Manufacturing Territories”, exploring and re-envisioning the industrial core.

Gore Park Vacant Building Update

As many of you know, the18-28_king_street_east_20160118_02 buildings along the south side of Gore Park have been vacant for almost two years.  Our own Nicholas Kevlahan wrote an article on Raise the Hammer pointing out the imminent danger to the long-term survival of these, some of our most historic, buildings.  If you haven’t already, read the article here