150 new residential units slated for Ryckman Neighbourhood

This article, from August 21, contains information about a new residential development in the Ryckman Neighbourhood.

Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,

A new residential area is finally slated for development, as the Jamesmount Gardens is slated to add 150 new residential units to the Ryckman neighbourhood in Ward 8.

For more details, please continue reading below…

At the August 11 Planning Committee meeting, the new Jamesmount Gardens development was approved. The approval allows for the development of 150 residential units, primarily semi-detached and townhomes, over a 12.28 acre site, situated east of Upper James St. and south of Stone Church Road E.

Jamesmount Gardens site (courtesy of the City of Hamilton)










The proposed Draft Plan of Subdivision includes 19 blocks for 38 semi-detached homes (Blocks 1-19), 13 blocks for 91 townhouses (Blocks 21-25, 27-34), one lot for a single-detached home(Lot 20), as well as two future single-detached homes(Blocks 35 & 36), and one block for block townhouses (Block 26).

Location map (courtesy of the City of Hamilton)
















Overall, the development will contain:

  • 38 semi-detached dwellings (duplexes)
  • 91 street townhomes
  • 18 block townhomes
  • 3 single detached dwellings

The draft plan also calls for an extension of Genoa Drive, DiCenzo Drive, Aquasanta Crescent as well as the creation of a new street to serve the new development and complete portions of the street network.

In response to concerns of cut-through traffic and commercial vehicles using Regina / DiCenzo Drive as a short-cut between Upper James St. and Stone Church Rd. E., a problem that could increase with the completion of the street network, the developer has agreed to retain a traffic engineer to prepare a traffic calming report as a condition of draft plan of subdivision approval, and to implement all recommendations of the traffic consultant’s report into the ultimate design and construction of the roads within the subdivision.

Reacting to the approval at Planning Committee, Ward 8 Councillor John-Paul Danko had the following to say:

Overall this development will complete one of the few outstanding infill development areas in Ward 8 that has been scheduled for residential development since the 1980s.

This will bring in new tax revenues for the City of Hamilton, increase neighbourhood vibrancy in the area and help the City meet it’s provincial infill development targets. It will also complete a portion of the outstanding road network for the area. The housing layout and styles will provide a range of housing forms and price ranges from affordable homes to larger more expensive options.

This will suit everyone from young families looking for their first home, to residents looking for an upgrade in an established neighbourhood close to parks, schools, transit and retail, to seniors looking for a smaller, low maintenance home to retire. – Councillor Danko

For more information on the proposed development, click on the links below.

Planning Development Application

Presentation to Planning Committee

Planning Committee pictures

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