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Month: February 2017

Notice: Development Committee “Open House” Meetings – February 28, 2017

211-265 Central Avenue
364-368 Park Road North

Two new Grimsby developments are having “open house” meetings on zoning as part of the Planning & Development Committee meeting tomorrow night.

Date/Time: February 28th, 2017 @ 7 PM
Location: Grimsby Town Hall

The meeting is open to the public and those in attendance are welcome to speak their thoughts.

Full meeting agenda including proposals can be found here:

https://grimsby.civicweb.net/filepro/documents…

More roadwork coming our way…

Winston Road from Oakes to east of Joseph St. Temporary closure starting March 6 to prepare the infrastructure for the Azure West subdivision.

The development is designated low density and approved for 17 detached homes and 76 townhomes.

Notice: 2017 Budget Presentation – Grimsby Town Council – February 27, 2017

There will be a special presentation to Town Council on the draft Consolidated Budget on Monday, February 27 at 5:00 pm at Town Hall.

The public is welcome to attend.

The agenda and full draft budget can be found at:

https://grimsby.civicweb.net/Documents/DocumentList.aspx…

Grimsby’s Urban Design Manual (February 2016)

The Town of Grimsby contracted SGL Planning to design the framework in the Winston Neighbourhood and released it as an Urban Design Manual.

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City of Hamilton’s Approach to Urban Design

Interesting read on how Hamilton has a principled approach to development. Proper checks and balances help avoid a “feeding frenzy” when it comes to growth.

You can read the full article from the Hamilton Spectator:   Stepping up our game on urban design and architecture.

Notes: Town Council – February 21, 2017

 


Budget

It’s budget time and draft “asks” are being circulated by the various committees. Read the posted committee agendas and find out where your tax dollars are proposed to be spent. Better yet, come to the Committee meetings (they’re open to the public) and hear the discussion – – a lot more is said than gets printed in the minutes.

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Notice: Grimsby Town Council Meeting – February 21, 2017

February 21, 2017 @ 7:00PM
Grimsby Town Hall

While the forthcoming OMB appeal is scheduled to be discussed in a closed session at Council, we encourage those interested to attend.

The Council agenda for this meeting can be found at:

https://grimsby.civicweb.net/…/Council%20-%2021%20Feb%20201…

Grimsby LJM Development Gets OMB Appeal

Grimsby Town Council’s decision to override their Development Committee and approve the expansion to the next phase of LJM’s Waterview Condo is being appealed to the Ontario Municipal Board.

You can read more details on the appeal in this article from the Hamilton Spectator.