PROGRAM

Institution/
Mixed Use

 

Location

Hamilton, ON

 

Size

43,000 sqft Urban Park

16,000 sqft Podium

6,400 sqft Residential

 

Status

Schematic Design


Base building retrofit

Responding to Hamilton Urban Core Comunity Health Centre's (CHC) need for a new downtown site, Cumulus initiated a redevelopment proposal for the Beasley neighbourhood in Hamilton. Designed to provide a new facility for the CHC, while at the same time fulfilling a need for public park space, parking, residential units and associated amenities.

Benefits

-Potential for dormant underutilized City-owned site is realized via the development catalyst

- Planned park implementation is accelerated vs. waiting for development charges to fund future park years away

- Synergies between program elements are appropriate for the neighbourhood and community. Leverage social programs integrated development vs. commercialization of public assets (i.e provision of supportive housing collocated with CHC and allied partners such as HHS, Mohawk and McMaster)

- Anticipated support from the Beasley neighbourhood community by retaining and fostering the pre-existing relationship with HUC CHC

- Promotion of mixed-use supportive redevelopment that is compatible with the Beasley Neighbourhood Plan

- Support an established community service that offers a pragmatic approach to the needs of disadvantaged urban population