Evaluating the Proposed Pier 8 Developments

We have written Jason Thorne, the City of Hamilton's General Manager of Planning and Development regarding the internal private assessment his department is conducting of the 4 short-listed proposals for development of Pier 8.  Click below for the letter.  We remain very concerned that the criteria approved in Setting Sail and legally binding on the City, will not be followed in the assessment of the four proposals.  The City has refused to release details of the proposals to HWN for study and the in-house private team will make a recommendation to Council quickly and with little or no room for input.  The residents of the North End Neighbourhood will be the most severely impacted by traffic and parking from development on Pier 8.  Every car and truck going to Pier 8 will go through the neighbourhood.