Housing planned for Hortons lot
July 10, 2009
The Hamilton Spectator
A developer wants to build a seven-storey, 42-unit apartment building where Tim Hortons once stood on Aberdeen Avenue at Dundurn Street South.
Urbancorp Developments Inc. has applied to the city to change the existing commercial district zoning to residential to accommodate 42 units in a building on the southwest corner of the intersection.
It would include at-grade ground floor parking, five residential storeys and a one-storey penthouse, a mechanical area and a rooftop garden.
The developer has also asked for a reduction in the parking requirement.
The Aberdeen Avenue Tim Hortons outlet closed on March 1, 2008, after serving coffee and doughnuts since 1979.
A Tim Hortons spokesperson said at the time that the store closed because it was old.
It was not relocated, but patrons were told they could get their coffee fix from three other nearby locations north of the store.
The developer is planning a community information meeting after Labour Day to explain the project plans and address area residents' concerns.
Before a staff report is prepared for city council, residents have the opportunity to provide comments prior to July 28.
These will be published as part of the report.