Smaller condo development approved for Stoney Creek’s Highway 8

News Mar 03, 2017 by Kevin Werner Stoney Creek News

LJM Developments president Liaquat Mian says the scaled down, $50-million, 6-storey condominium project on Highway 8 will be an economic catalyst for Stoney Creek.

“It will be a tremendous addition to that area,” said Mian. “It will add tremendous value to everybody.”

On Feb. 28, Hamilton's planning committee approved Official Plan and zoning bylaw amendments to allow the 93-unit project at 325 Hwy. 8. Politicians will vote on the recommendation at their March 8 council meeting.

Mian said once politicians approve the project, construction could begin immediately after the decision.

Mian, from Burlington, said just as his Grimsby condominium development on the North Service Road called the Waterview Condominiums has spurred economic growth in that community, his new project will do the same for downtown Stoney Creek. Originally, the project was for 12 storeys and 148 units, but area residents balked at the size of the development. It was then dropped down to nine storeys, and then finally six.

The current zoning is commercial with a maximum height of three storeys.

He eventually agreed to the smaller project, even though he said any condominium development with fewer than 100 units doesn’t make economic sense.

“It’s a tough call,” he said.

The condominium plan also includes 129 parking spaces, including 33 spots for visitors. All the parking will be underground. Access will be from Ellington Street.

He said the Stoney Creek condominium will have a significant design by a leading Toronto architect, improved landscaping and he will take care of any concerns from neighbours so nobody is disturbed.

Residents in a townhouse complex at Ellington Avenue behind the proposed development, and the seven-storey Treviso Condominiums, which has 54 units, have already voiced opposition to the project, citing a list of concerns including parking, fencing, noise and dust resulting from construction. They also criticized such a high density project in an area that is beside one condominium, and across the street from an elementary school and church.

Stoney Creek Coun. Maria Pearson acknowledged the issues expressed by residents. She said the developer will mitigate any dust concerns, to have “the least impact as possible.”

Mian said he has another development in the works on Barton Street that will be for 211 units.

“We are investing about $500 million in Hamilton,” he said.

In addition, beyond the condominium development, Mian is contributing about $100,000  to improve the park that is located across the street where King Street and Highway 8 intersect.

Pearson, who has overseen the development since it was first introduced over a year ago, applauded the project.

“I’m really pleased it has come to this point,” said Pearson. “I have looked at the development in Grimsby. If he brings anything like that to Stoney Creek, it will be appreciated.”

 

Smaller condo development approved for Stoney Creek’s Highway 8

News Mar 03, 2017 by Kevin Werner Stoney Creek News

LJM Developments president Liaquat Mian says the scaled down, $50-million, 6-storey condominium project on Highway 8 will be an economic catalyst for Stoney Creek.

“It will be a tremendous addition to that area,” said Mian. “It will add tremendous value to everybody.”

On Feb. 28, Hamilton's planning committee approved Official Plan and zoning bylaw amendments to allow the 93-unit project at 325 Hwy. 8. Politicians will vote on the recommendation at their March 8 council meeting.

Mian said once politicians approve the project, construction could begin immediately after the decision.

Mian, from Burlington, said just as his Grimsby condominium development on the North Service Road called the Waterview Condominiums has spurred economic growth in that community, his new project will do the same for downtown Stoney Creek. Originally, the project was for 12 storeys and 148 units, but area residents balked at the size of the development. It was then dropped down to nine storeys, and then finally six.

The current zoning is commercial with a maximum height of three storeys.

He eventually agreed to the smaller project, even though he said any condominium development with fewer than 100 units doesn’t make economic sense.

“It’s a tough call,” he said.

The condominium plan also includes 129 parking spaces, including 33 spots for visitors. All the parking will be underground. Access will be from Ellington Street.

He said the Stoney Creek condominium will have a significant design by a leading Toronto architect, improved landscaping and he will take care of any concerns from neighbours so nobody is disturbed.

Residents in a townhouse complex at Ellington Avenue behind the proposed development, and the seven-storey Treviso Condominiums, which has 54 units, have already voiced opposition to the project, citing a list of concerns including parking, fencing, noise and dust resulting from construction. They also criticized such a high density project in an area that is beside one condominium, and across the street from an elementary school and church.

Stoney Creek Coun. Maria Pearson acknowledged the issues expressed by residents. She said the developer will mitigate any dust concerns, to have “the least impact as possible.”

Mian said he has another development in the works on Barton Street that will be for 211 units.

“We are investing about $500 million in Hamilton,” he said.

In addition, beyond the condominium development, Mian is contributing about $100,000  to improve the park that is located across the street where King Street and Highway 8 intersect.

Pearson, who has overseen the development since it was first introduced over a year ago, applauded the project.

“I’m really pleased it has come to this point,” said Pearson. “I have looked at the development in Grimsby. If he brings anything like that to Stoney Creek, it will be appreciated.”

 

Smaller condo development approved for Stoney Creek’s Highway 8

News Mar 03, 2017 by Kevin Werner Stoney Creek News

LJM Developments president Liaquat Mian says the scaled down, $50-million, 6-storey condominium project on Highway 8 will be an economic catalyst for Stoney Creek.

“It will be a tremendous addition to that area,” said Mian. “It will add tremendous value to everybody.”

On Feb. 28, Hamilton's planning committee approved Official Plan and zoning bylaw amendments to allow the 93-unit project at 325 Hwy. 8. Politicians will vote on the recommendation at their March 8 council meeting.

Mian said once politicians approve the project, construction could begin immediately after the decision.

Mian, from Burlington, said just as his Grimsby condominium development on the North Service Road called the Waterview Condominiums has spurred economic growth in that community, his new project will do the same for downtown Stoney Creek. Originally, the project was for 12 storeys and 148 units, but area residents balked at the size of the development. It was then dropped down to nine storeys, and then finally six.

The current zoning is commercial with a maximum height of three storeys.

He eventually agreed to the smaller project, even though he said any condominium development with fewer than 100 units doesn’t make economic sense.

“It’s a tough call,” he said.

The condominium plan also includes 129 parking spaces, including 33 spots for visitors. All the parking will be underground. Access will be from Ellington Street.

He said the Stoney Creek condominium will have a significant design by a leading Toronto architect, improved landscaping and he will take care of any concerns from neighbours so nobody is disturbed.

Residents in a townhouse complex at Ellington Avenue behind the proposed development, and the seven-storey Treviso Condominiums, which has 54 units, have already voiced opposition to the project, citing a list of concerns including parking, fencing, noise and dust resulting from construction. They also criticized such a high density project in an area that is beside one condominium, and across the street from an elementary school and church.

Stoney Creek Coun. Maria Pearson acknowledged the issues expressed by residents. She said the developer will mitigate any dust concerns, to have “the least impact as possible.”

Mian said he has another development in the works on Barton Street that will be for 211 units.

“We are investing about $500 million in Hamilton,” he said.

In addition, beyond the condominium development, Mian is contributing about $100,000  to improve the park that is located across the street where King Street and Highway 8 intersect.

Pearson, who has overseen the development since it was first introduced over a year ago, applauded the project.

“I’m really pleased it has come to this point,” said Pearson. “I have looked at the development in Grimsby. If he brings anything like that to Stoney Creek, it will be appreciated.”