55 Queenston Road – City Motor Hotel Site June 26, 2014
Afternoon Design Charrettes - Purpose Developed, with citizens, conceptual designs for 55 Queenston Road (former City Motor Hotel site) that… • illustrate how new development may be accommodated • The size and height of building • The types of uses • enhance the unique character of the area • Views from Main Street East • Lands surrounding the traffic circle • Irregular shaped lot with frontage on Main Street East and Queenston Road • minimizing potential negative effects on adjacent neighbourhoods • Stepping back • Landscaping • Commercial frontage • Residential uses
Urban Hamilton Official Plan 55 Queenston Road – Designated Mixed Use Medium in the Urban Hamilton Official Plan
Opportunities This site provides a great opportunity to: • Increase the population in an area • Increase investment in an area • Increase neighbourhood vitality and improve the public image • Utilize existing services and infrastructure • Access public transit
Intensification Las Vegas - 92 units/hectare New Orleans - 96 units/hectare
Key Concepts • Many Urban design best practises were incorporated into the design concepts, with the following receiving particular attention. • Provide continuous street wall and connect the ground floor to the street by putting active uses on the ground floor. • Step buildings back to reduce shadowing of adjacent properties. • Respond to prominent locations on, and axis of the site. • Create a minimum two storey street wall, stepping back the façade above the base podium. • Provide for vehicular and pedestrian circulation. • Provide parking in the centre of the block.
www.wdgarch.com/portfolio/projects/the-kinzie Height Treviso Condominiums – 319 Hwy #8, Stoney Creek Maximum Building Height is 8 Storeys
Types of Development Mixed Use Residential Ground Floor Commercial
Building Address: • Where is the front door? • Which way do windows face? • Who do they look over? • Where is the back? (Where do they put out the garbage?) Tools for Regulating Building Form
Tools for Regulating Building Form Sun /Shadow Where and when will a building’s shadow fall?
Tools for Regulating Building Form Stepping Back the Building
Tools for Regulating Building Form Parking • How much? • Where is it Located? • Surface • In front • Behind • Beside • Inside • Below
Tools for Regulating Building Form • Landscaping • Private and Public Spaces • Trees • Terraces • Green Roofs • Courtyards • Plazas • Walkways
Contacts Michelle Sergi – Manager Michelle.Sergi@hamilton.ca (905) 546-2424 x1281 Shannon McKie – Planner Shannon.Mckie@hamilton.ca (905) 546-2424 x7491