Dundas development sites have new owner

News Jan 26, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

The new owners of two northwest Dundas properties say they’ll try to make minor adjustments to approved residential development plans in hopes of starting a first phase of construction this year.

Mickee Singh and his wife, Seema Makhija, bought 24 Brock St. N. and 363 Park St. W. from local business owner Alex Szabo for a combined total of $2.8 million on Jan. 12. Singh is a real estate and mortgage broker from Brampton. Makhija is a mortgage broker and accountant.

An adjusted site plan application has been made to the City of Hamilton and a meeting is set for Feb. 15.

“We won’t try to change the zoning,” Singh said in a telephone interview. “We want to do what’s good for the neighbourhood.”

He intends to proceed with the approved plan for a four-storey, 48-unit residential building at 24 Brock — but said he will talk to the city about moving parking onto 363 Park St. W.

Singh said he will not only talk to city planning staff, but also residents surrounding the development site.

But he doesn’t want to wait long to finalize site-plan approval and apply for a building permit. He said making any significant changes to the established plan could delay construction until 2018.

“We have a plan to very soon start the process,” Singh said. “We don’t want to wait too much longer. We could easily lose the year.”

He said a second development phase would include some sort of residential development on 363 Park St. W.

“Keeping in mind what the neighbourhood wants,” Singh said. “We have a plan to be part of the community. It’s not just about making money.”

He said he and his wife plan to move to Dundas and they intend to build a residential building they will proud of that will cater to seniors, retirees and young couples.

Singh said his personal interest is in design, and he followed the redevelopment of the former Dundas District School into condominiums.

“We’re going to take a cue from that,” Singh said.

City of Hamilton planning department spokesperson Ann Lamanes said the new owners have submitted a new site-plan application and have a design review team meeting scheduled for Feb. 15.

“The new plan is very similar to the plan that was conditionally approved, so that is why this is an amendment application,” Lamanes said. “We have not closed the old file as the new owner was going to canvass the neighbourhood to see if people would oppose their slightly revised plan. If they feel there will be strong opposition they will just continue with the approved site plan that exists.”

Dundas development sites have new owner

Small changes may be made to plan that includes four storey, 48-unit residential building

News Jan 26, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

The new owners of two northwest Dundas properties say they’ll try to make minor adjustments to approved residential development plans in hopes of starting a first phase of construction this year.

Mickee Singh and his wife, Seema Makhija, bought 24 Brock St. N. and 363 Park St. W. from local business owner Alex Szabo for a combined total of $2.8 million on Jan. 12. Singh is a real estate and mortgage broker from Brampton. Makhija is a mortgage broker and accountant.

An adjusted site plan application has been made to the City of Hamilton and a meeting is set for Feb. 15.

“We won’t try to change the zoning,” Singh said in a telephone interview. “We want to do what’s good for the neighbourhood.”

He intends to proceed with the approved plan for a four-storey, 48-unit residential building at 24 Brock — but said he will talk to the city about moving parking onto 363 Park St. W.

Singh said he will not only talk to city planning staff, but also residents surrounding the development site.

But he doesn’t want to wait long to finalize site-plan approval and apply for a building permit. He said making any significant changes to the established plan could delay construction until 2018.

“We have a plan to very soon start the process,” Singh said. “We don’t want to wait too much longer. We could easily lose the year.”

He said a second development phase would include some sort of residential development on 363 Park St. W.

“Keeping in mind what the neighbourhood wants,” Singh said. “We have a plan to be part of the community. It’s not just about making money.”

He said he and his wife plan to move to Dundas and they intend to build a residential building they will proud of that will cater to seniors, retirees and young couples.

Singh said his personal interest is in design, and he followed the redevelopment of the former Dundas District School into condominiums.

“We’re going to take a cue from that,” Singh said.

City of Hamilton planning department spokesperson Ann Lamanes said the new owners have submitted a new site-plan application and have a design review team meeting scheduled for Feb. 15.

“The new plan is very similar to the plan that was conditionally approved, so that is why this is an amendment application,” Lamanes said. “We have not closed the old file as the new owner was going to canvass the neighbourhood to see if people would oppose their slightly revised plan. If they feel there will be strong opposition they will just continue with the approved site plan that exists.”

Dundas development sites have new owner

Small changes may be made to plan that includes four storey, 48-unit residential building

News Jan 26, 2017 by Craig Campbell Dundas Star News

The new owners of two northwest Dundas properties say they’ll try to make minor adjustments to approved residential development plans in hopes of starting a first phase of construction this year.

Mickee Singh and his wife, Seema Makhija, bought 24 Brock St. N. and 363 Park St. W. from local business owner Alex Szabo for a combined total of $2.8 million on Jan. 12. Singh is a real estate and mortgage broker from Brampton. Makhija is a mortgage broker and accountant.

An adjusted site plan application has been made to the City of Hamilton and a meeting is set for Feb. 15.

“We won’t try to change the zoning,” Singh said in a telephone interview. “We want to do what’s good for the neighbourhood.”

He intends to proceed with the approved plan for a four-storey, 48-unit residential building at 24 Brock — but said he will talk to the city about moving parking onto 363 Park St. W.

Singh said he will not only talk to city planning staff, but also residents surrounding the development site.

But he doesn’t want to wait long to finalize site-plan approval and apply for a building permit. He said making any significant changes to the established plan could delay construction until 2018.

“We have a plan to very soon start the process,” Singh said. “We don’t want to wait too much longer. We could easily lose the year.”

He said a second development phase would include some sort of residential development on 363 Park St. W.

“Keeping in mind what the neighbourhood wants,” Singh said. “We have a plan to be part of the community. It’s not just about making money.”

He said he and his wife plan to move to Dundas and they intend to build a residential building they will proud of that will cater to seniors, retirees and young couples.

Singh said his personal interest is in design, and he followed the redevelopment of the former Dundas District School into condominiums.

“We’re going to take a cue from that,” Singh said.

City of Hamilton planning department spokesperson Ann Lamanes said the new owners have submitted a new site-plan application and have a design review team meeting scheduled for Feb. 15.

“The new plan is very similar to the plan that was conditionally approved, so that is why this is an amendment application,” Lamanes said. “We have not closed the old file as the new owner was going to canvass the neighbourhood to see if people would oppose their slightly revised plan. If they feel there will be strong opposition they will just continue with the approved site plan that exists.”