UrbanSolutions Planning & Land Development Consultants Inc. is the authorized planning consultant acting on behalf of Gateway Development Group Inc. (Owner) to prepare and submit applications for an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment for the lands municipally known as 804-816 King Street West, in the City of Hamilton. The proposed infill development entails a purpose-built student residence building with ground floor commercial area and 30 residential suites. In addition, surface parking for 13 vehicles and 5 short-term bicycle parking spaces, and long-term bicycle storage is proposed. To facilitate this proposal, the planning applications were submitted to the City of Hamilton on December 21, 2018, and deemed complete on January 18, 2019.

The purpose of this website is to provide interested parties with access to the application details and supporting studies, and to provide an opportunity to participate in the planning process. Updates will be made to the site as they become available.


Prior to submitting applications to the City of Hamilton, Urban Solutions participated in the City’s Formal Consultation process, where a version of the proposal was presented to City Staff for their review and comment. Through this process, it was determined the following reports and technical studies are required to facilitate a ‘complete’ application as defined by the Planning Act:

  • Survey Plan;
  • Concept Plan;
  • Planning Justification Report;
  • Draft Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law;
  • Urban Design Brief;
  • Record of Site Condition;
  • Functional Servicing and Stormwater Management Report;
  • Water and Wastewater Usage Assessment;
  • Noise Impact Study;
  • Parking Analysis;
  • Public Consultation Strategy; and,
  • Right of Way Impact Assessment.

These reports have been completed and submitted to the City of Hamilton in support of the proposal and copies of the reports are available for you to review.


July 18, 2018 – Formal Consultation meeting held at the City of Hamilton

December 21, 2018 – Application for Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment submitted to the City of Hamilton

January 18, 2019 – Notice of Complete application received

January 29, 2019 – Notice of Circulation to surrounding public.

March 27, 2019 – Public Information Meeting held at St. Cuthbert’s Presbyterian Church.

April 11, 2019 – Attended Design Review Panel.

December 20, 2019 – First resubmission made in support of the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment applications.

March 26, 2020 – Second resubmission made in support of the Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment applications.


Your involvement in this application process is welcomed and encouraged. The public participation process for any development application is prescribed by the Ontario Planning Act, R.S.O., c. P.13.

For details on how to formally participate in the planning process, please refer to the Notice of Complete Application or contact City of Hamilton Planner Mark Kehler at or 905.546.2424 ext. 4148.

Also feel free to contact UrbanSolutions directly at or 905.546.1087.