Hamilton Born Architect to Lead the Design Team
HAMILTON, ON, June 13, 2018 /CNW/ - It's official. Today, the City of Hamilton Council approved Waterfront Shores Corporation as the Preferred Proponent for the Pier 8 waterfront development.
"We are honoured and excited to have been selected and look forward to bringing revitalization to Hamilton's Waterfront" said Sam Crignano, President of Cityzen Development. This puts into motion a major development to turn Hamilton's West Harbour into what its Mayor, Fred Eisenberger, calls a "waterfront jewel."
The Waterfront Shores Corporation is a consortium comprised of Cityzen Development Corporation, along with Fernbrook Homes Group, GFL Environmental Inc., and Greybrook Realty Partners Inc. Directing the design of the development is Hamilton born architect, Bruce Kuwabara of KPMB Architects who will work with gh3 Inc., Omar Gandhi Architect and superkül. Pier 8 will be a vibrant urban waterfront community designed to be enjoyed by all residents of Hamilton as well as visitors to the city.
The 5.24 hectare development site will support new residential, commercial and institutional space on nine development blocks. 1,292 condominium units will spread across 20 separate buildings, with at-grade townhouses located on all 8 residential blocks. 65 of those units will be administered as affordable housing by Habitat for Humanity Hamilton.
"Having grown up in Hamilton, I'm extremely excited to be part of this incredible development," said Bruce Kuwabara, Partner at KPMB Architects and an Order of Canada recipient. "At Pier 8, we'll be creating a series of modern and progressive buildings in a diverse and walkable neighbourhood that is the future of urban living. It will celebrate Hamilton's industrial roots and embrace it's future of culture and creativity."
Waterfront Shores will be targeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for the development and WELL certification, the first building standard to focus exclusively on the health and wellness of the people in buildings. As well, they will aim to incorporate the latest technologies to increase building performance, while limiting the development's ecological footprint.
The City of Hamilton will be improving the site with roads and municipal services as well as the Pier 8 Promenade Park. The design for the park was selected through a design competition that was held in 2017. Construction of these elements will begin in the summer of 2018.
For more information on the Pier 8 waterfront development, please visit: www.hamilton.ca/westharbour
SOURCE Waterfront Shores Corporation
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