GRIDS 2 (Growth Related Integrated Development Strategy) is a big-picture planning process that evaluates the land use, infrastructure, economic development and financial implications of growth for the next 30 years.Staff are asking residents to provide input and share feedback on Hamilton’s growth plans for the next 30 years. Hamilton’s growth forecast includes planning for 236,000 new residents and 122,000 new jobs by the year 2051.
Residents are invited to share their feedback on the findings of the draft Land Needs Assessment (LNA) through a survey that will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. The survey will allow residents to comment on intensification, density and climate change implications related to planning for future residential and employment growth.
Residents can also participate in the virtual engagement sessions scheduled on Monday January 18, 2021 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday January 20, 2021 from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Sessions will review the findings of the draft Land Needs Assessment, address public comments about the growth scenarios and intensification and density targets, and go over the next steps in the planning process.