Niagara This Week just published an interesting article on West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, arising out of discussions that took place at the recent AMO (Association of Municipalities of Ontario) conference in Ottawa. The West Niagara delegation was quite strong in their demands for a WLMH re-built/new hospital.
Nothing to do this Saturday night? Well come on down… downtown that is, where Main Street will be closed for a Summer Street Party to raise support for West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
Photo Credit: Town of Grimsby
While much of the talk of “development” in Grimsby has been focused on the West End, the East End of town has been receiving attention on a quieter note in the form of the “Hospital Corridor” Secondary Plan.
Official Town Minutes: https://grimsby.civicweb.net/filepro/documents?expanded=1127,1965,90198&preview=96209
Hospital Corridor Study
The Town is undertaking a study to develop a Secondary Plan and Urban Design Guidelines for the Town’s Hospital Corridor. This area is defined as all properties fronting onto Main Street East from Nelles Road to West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
Things haven’t been moving too quickly on the West Lincoln Memorial Hospital redevelopment, but the Town is racing ahead to prepare a Secondary Plan and Urban Design guidelines to plan for intensification and redevelopment within the surrounding neighbourhood. Continue reading
Public Works Minutes Discussion
Mr. LeRoux presented a few details of the $8M ($5M with “other projects”) Winston Road reconstruction. Costs will be covered through Development Charges (92%), outside contributions ($1.3M) and $600K from the Town. Since DC’s won’t all be received at the time construction starts this June, short term borrowing will need to be put in place with interest payments charged back to DC’s. Potential of 5-8 years to recoup the costs in a “hot” market, and up to 20 years if things slow down (highly probable). Apparently Public Works does not expect too many “extras” and has set aside a small contingency ($100K) for possible overruns.
GO Hub and Transit Station Study – Region of Niagara Presentation
The consultant is working on the draft Secondary Plan for the station area to plan the land use, infrastructure needs and transportation network. The boundary of the study area is approximately 800m (as defined by Metrolinx Mobility Hub guidelines) and includes the Livingston Road extension within the Greenbelt.
Town Council Meeting – May 1st, 2017 @ 7PM
Highlights on the Council agenda:
- Region of Niagara – Go Hub and Transit Station Study Presentation
– Preliminary design plans for each station area
– Secondary plans for the lands around the station areas
– Transportation analysis around each station (feed into
secondary plans and station designs)
– Market analysis to determine development potential around
the station areas
– Public and stakeholder meetings in May and June
- Hamilton Health Sciences Presentation / Update on West Lincoln Memorial Hospital
- 2017 Budget
Meetings start at 7:00 PM at Grimsby Town Hall and are open to the public. Everyone is welcome to attend!