Comment 74761

By Mahesh_P_Butani (registered) - website | Posted February 26, 2012 at 23:27:42


RE: Education Centre Project - Development Update

3 - Board approves the tentative agreement of purchase and sale regarding the disposition of the 100 Main Street West Hamilton property to McMaster University subject to conditions.

(v). Swing Space accommodation of HWDSB staff on an interim basis.

~ A tentative agreement on interim swing space costs has been reached, which satisfies the Ministry of Education’s condition on HWDSB’s interim relocation.

(vi). HWDSB shall apply for a demolition permit for 100 Main St. west

~ Pending final agreement, HWDSB has agreed to apply for a permit to demolish the existing Board facilities; this permit will be assigned to McMaster University upon final sale of the property.

4 - That the Board direct administration to seek the necessary approvals from the Ministry of Education in order to take the Education Centre Project to tender and obtain authorization for the demolition of the Crestwood building.

Note: Viz the "BoEd Tower" option on lands at rear of City Hall, the -- City Accommodation Strategy Report CM11008(a) / PED11134 / FCSl1063 / BQH11026 of the July 4, 2011 GIC, highlighted a May 9, 2005 Committee of the Whole approval of a short to mid-term accommodation strategy incorporating the following directions and principles:

(this is attached to the "Public Health Services Accommodation–McMaster Health Campus" report which is linked in the above comment).

(a) That consolidation of office space for all Departments be focused in the Downtown Core Area in as few building locations as practical and economically viable.

(f) That a long-term accommodation strategy be approved, in principle, providing for the construction of a second office tower of approximately 250,000 square feet, integrated with the existing renovated City Hall and including a new parking structure; this new facility to be targeted to start construction in 2018 and all subject to an acceptable capital financing plan.

(In essence, the lands behind the city hall are strategic to future consolidation goals of city offices - and which will allow the completion of the original design intent of the structure while retaining its architectural integrity).

Comment edited by Mahesh_P_Butani on 2012-02-26 23:41:51

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