Thank you to the 150+ people who attended the Waterdown Secondary Plan Public Consultation meeting on Thursday October 10 at St. Thomas Church. This was an important meeting for all of you to provide your comments directly to City Staff on exactly how you would like to see the Waterdown Core area developed. Your comments are most appreciated.
This is the first time that residents have been able to have their say on any new development in the Waterdown Core since 2008 before I was elected. As most residents know, all the current sub-division development was approved by the OMB (Ontario Municipal Board) hearings in 2003 to 2005. Although the city tried to stop the developments, the courts ruled against the city and for the developers to build all the new homes.
Last week’s meeting was the 1st of three public meetings to be held throughout this process. The Secondary Plan is an 18 month process so there will be two additional meetings for you to attend in the coming months. There were three studies on display at the meeting: the Waterdown Community Node Secondary Plan Study (to manage change and development in the Core), Waterdown Community Transportation Management Study (looking for areas of improvement with transportation), and the Waterdown Village Built Heritage Inventory (identifying properties to evaluate for heritage value or interest) as well as the consideration to expand the Mill Street Heritage Area.
There is still lots of time to provide your comments on these topics for the Waterdown Core. Please complete the on-line survey (https://bit.ly/31G4iBg) to submit comments – deadline is November 1st.
For more information, please click here: www.hamilton.ca/waterdownnode
Councillor Judi Partridge