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Month: March 2017

Town of Grimsby 2017 Budget Meeting

A meeting to present the consolidated budget was held on March 29, 2017. Budget overview can be found at:

Notes: Planning & Development Committee – March 28, 2017


AquaBlu Draft Plan of Standard Condominium

This was passed with conditions. Note that with the three new developments on Concord – AquaBlu, AquaZul and the 5-storey Commercial Centre, the Town Planner stated that “the entire complex will be one large shared complex” for parking. That’s because parking concessions (and easements/shared services agreements) were approved overlapping parking on each other’s lots… so it will be a free for all when it comes to visitors trying to find a legal parking spot.

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Notice: Development Committee Meeting – March 28, 2017

When: March 28, 2017 @ 7PM
Where: Town of Grimsby Council Chambers

Full Agenda Viewable at…

All meetings are open to the public and participation is encouraged.

Mayor Bentley Still In Talks About The Greenbelt

Attempting to get changes to the Greenbelt after the review seems like an “exercise in futility”.  Highly doubtful there would be changes after the fact as this would open the door for other municipalities to seek the same.

With Grimsby already meeting density targets, one can conceivably ask whose interests are being served in trying to pry land out of our local Greenbelt?

Read the full article at Niagara This Week:

Notes: Town Council – March 20, 2017


29 Oak Street – Minor Variance
Council discussed at length the Committee of Adjustment’s (COA) decision to approve a new two-storey building replacing the current home at 29 Oak Street. Planning staff had recommended deferral on the basis that the excavated height of the exposed front-facing three-car garage did not meet compatibility criteria for the heritage style of the 1920’s era neighbourhood.

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Notice: Grimsby Town Council Meeting – March 6, 2017

When: Monday March 6, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Where: Grimsby Town Hall

Council meetings are open to the public and all are invited to attend.

Agenda for the meeting can be found here:…

Smaller Condo Development Approved for Stoney Creek’s Highway 8

Great results for the efforts of local residents in Stoney Creek! 12-storey condo proposal brought down to 6-storeys.

Full read available from The Hamilton News:

Notes: Planning & Development “Open House” – February 28, 2017

Phelps was taken by surprise that the Planning Committee wasn’t happy with the development’s interior street dead-ends that won’t accommodate regional waste pickup.

After six years of discussions, why was it only at a public meeting that the Planning department made such recommendations and effectively sent the developer back to the drawing board?

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How Tall Is Too Tall in Hamilton?

Interesting read in the Hamilton Spectator on urban development and building heights.

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Notice: Niagara 2041 Meeting – March 1, 2017

Find out what’s happening with GO and transit, tonight, March 1 at Grimsby Town Hall.  Poster boards are up for information starting at 5:30 pm with a presentation at 6:30 pm.