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Plan for a 10-storey building at laundromat site is turned down

Plans for a ten-storey building on Serpentine Road have been refused planning permission due to the height of the proposed building.

The building, proposed for the current site of the Quickie Lickie Laundromat, was put forward by property owner Walter Cross on April 27 and revised on August 19.

According to the minutes of the Development Application’s Board, the Corporation of Hamilton had noted the building did not conform to planning policy, but the Corporation had no issues with the proposal overall.

The 21-unit building, with retail and underground parking on site, was originally proposed to the Planning Board with a call for a “quick refusal” so that it could go before the Minister of Environment.

The application noted that while it was in breach of the City’s planning policy, it was outside the viewing corridor of the Cathedral and would provide “much needed” housing in the city.

A ten-storey condo building proposed in 2007 by Dennis Chin for an adjacent site was similarly refused because it did not fit the city’s limit of seven storeys, but was later approved on appeal by then Environment Minister El James based on the planning inspector’s recommendation.

A plan for a 10-storey building at the site of the Quickie Lickie Laundromat on Serpentine Road has been refused planning permission.

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Published September 26, 2011 at 10:37 am (Updated September 26, 2011 at 10:37 am)

Plan for a 10-storey building at laundromat site is turned down

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