Updated 600 James North Headed for Approval

A nine-storey midrise project designed by Toronto-based RAW Design on the Northeast corner of James Street North and Burlington Street East is headed to the planning committee on September 3rd, 2019 for approval, according to the meeting agenda just posted on the City’s website.

The proposed midrise from Pinemount Holdings Ltd. was originally presented at 8 storeys with red brick and glass being the main materials. Now, after multiple revisions, the red brick has been replaced with a mix of limestone-immitation white stone cladding and grey stone cladding that better compliments the neighbouring heritage art-deco Hamilton Port Authority tower.

Original Proposal

The updated proposal includes 55 residential units, 153 square meters of commercial-retail space and 32 parking spaces provided both at-grade and utilizing a new-to-Hamilton parking-stacker system that will move both vertically and horizontally to save floor space within the structure. As well, the building will include 55 resident bicycle parking spaces and 6 short-term bicycle parking spaces.

If approved and built, the proposal will rise 27.21 meters to the top of the ninth floor, and 30.81 meters to the top of the mechanical penthouse, according to elevation documents posted on the City’s website. The commercial space is located on the corner of James Street and Burlington Street, with the remainder of the Burlington Street frontage hosting the main residential entrance and 2 two-bedroom townhouse units.

Amenity space for residents will include private balconies or terraces as well as a communal indoor and outdoor amenity space on the ninth floor of the project.

The current use of the land is a vacant one-storey commercial building with at-grade surface parking formerly occupied by a major bank. Surrounding uses include an aforementioned heritage office tower to the West, a 6-storey multi-residential building to the North, a 2 storey detached house to the East, and a single storey commercial plaza to the South.

New renderings to reflect the fourth and current revision are not available, but renderings of the third revision give a close idea to what the project will look like, with only few changes in the official elevation documents.

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