Comment 83363

By Curious (anonymous) | Posted December 01, 2012 at 11:44:14

What was the HRC"s take on the city's moratoriums/bans?

http://www.hamilton.ca/Hamilton.Portal/Inc/PortalPDFs/ClerkPDFs/council/2001/sep18/5.9.pdf

1. The purpose of this By-law is to update the zoning standards and definitions of Zoning By-law No 6593 (Hamilton) respecting residential care facilities, short term care facilities, hostels, emergency shelters, retirement homes, long term care facilities, correctional facilities, and corrections residences.

2. The effect of the By-law is to make the following changes:

Residential Care Facilities, Short Term Care Facilities. Hostels, Emergencv Shelters, Retirement Homes

• to replace the terms “hostel” and “short term care facility” with a new definition of "emergency shelter” and to permit this use in zoning districts which currently permit a hostel or short term care facility use;

• to clarify the definition of residential care facility (i.e. minimum number of residents);

• to introduce a new definition of “retirement home” and to permit the use and the capacity in all zoning districts which currently permit a residential care facility;

• to increase the radial separation distance requirement to 300m from 180m for an emergency shelter, residential care facility, retirement home, corrections residence and correctional facility .

• to establish two moratorium areas where no additional residential care facilities, retirement homes, emergency shelters, corrections residence and correctional facilities will be permitted or expanded

- area bounded by Queen Street South, Markland Street, James Street South and Main Street West;

- area bounded by Wellington Street South, the railway tracks at the base of the Escarpment, Sherman Avenue South and King Street East.

Correctional Facilities, Corrections Residence

to replace the terms “gaol” and “place of detention” with two new terms - “correctional facility” and “corrections residence”

to establish a radial separation distance requirement of 300m from an emergency shelter, residential care facility, retirement home, corrections residence and correctional facility.

to permit these facilities in industrial areas and some commercial areas provided they are separated from an existing residential use or residential district by 30 m;

to establish two moratorium areas where no additional residential care facilities, retirement homes, emergency shelters, corrections residence and correctional facilities will be permitted or expanded

area bounded by Queen Street South, Markland Street, James Street South and Main Street West;

area bounded by Wellington Street South, the railway tracks at the base of the Escarpment, Sherman Avenue South and King Street East.

Long Term Care Facilities
• to replace the terms “home for the aged” and “nursing home” with one new term of ‘long term care facility’;

General Provisions
• to establish parking standards for the new uses;

• to require separation distance to be established from a residential use rather than a residential district; to delete the term “Home for Elderly Persons”.

THESE CHANGES APPLY ONLY TO THE FORMER CITY OF HAMILTON

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