Hello Ward 8 Neighbours,
This morning Mayor Fred Eisenberger, Councillor Brenda Johnson and myself joined Panattoni International and representatives of the City of Hamilton Planning and Economic Development team and John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport for the groundbreaking of the first phase of a new 80 acre development with up to 1.6 million square feet of warehouse and industrial space in the Airport Employment Growth District (AEGD).
For more details, please continue reading below.
The first phase of this development is 264,534 square feet of new commercial/industrial space at Hamilton Airport.
Hamilton airport development launches with $30-million warehouse
Panattoni project marks major milestone in city’s vision for an Airport Employment Growth District
The first building is expected to be ready for occupancy in the fall of 2020 as a single warehouse with 44 truck bays or divided up into offices for as many as 200 staff.
Though Panattoni is just beginning to develop the 82-acre site, the company is nonetheless buying other property nearby. Smele announced Tuesday that the company is purchasing a 90-acre parcel of land across Dickenson in a $17-million deal expected to close in mid-November.
“There’s a lot of activity right now and it’s not just this site — all the big developers are here,” said Paparella, who has been working for more than a decade to bring about an Airport Employment Growth District to the area bordered by Garner Road East, Twenty Road, Upper James Street and Highway 6.
The next piece of the puzzle is managing truck traffic along Dickenson and around the new warehouse complex, where roughly six million square feet of development is planned between Panattoni and the unidentified developer next door.
To keep trucks off Upper James, an environmental assessment is underway to expand Dickenson to four lanes from two and extend it past Glancaster Road on a new, direct road to Book Road and the Highway 6 bypass.Tom Hogue – Hamilton Spectator
Panattoni anticipates that upon completion, this 80 acre development could include up to 1.6 million square feed of new commercial/industrial space.
Development of this scale at the airport is great news for Ward 8 taxpayers as it brings hundreds of new jobs to Hamilton and will contribute a significant amount of new commercial and industrial taxes – helping to reduce the tax burden of residential taxpayers.
Questions or Concerns?
More information about this project can be found in this article in the Hamilton Spectator.
If you have any questions or concerns, you can contact our office here.