Barton and Wellington
Currently a vacant lot, the development of a seven storey, mixed-use building at the intersection of Barton and Wellington has been sensitively designed to enhance the community’s fabric, support existing public transit routes and offer a greater variety of housing options in a growing neighbourhood.
mcCallumSather and Urban Solutions submitted an Urban Design Brief, an Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment applications to the City of Hamilton to facilitate the proposed development with 9,102 square feet of commercial space, 8,067.5 square feet of office space, and 79 residential dwelling units. In addition, 97 parking spaces located at grade behind the building and within an underground parking structure are proposed.
The proposed design is in keeping with the local character of the neighbourhood and developed to enhance the pedestrian experience of the community and add attractive, efficient housing opportunities. The design of the development at Barton and Wellington features a natural palette of materials including glass, brick, and metal with warm details in the screens. The strategy will be carried through to the building’s interior, expressed in light, airy spaces with clean detailing and authentic finishes.
The customized response to this unique site will create a memorable and supportive project that positively contributes to the Beasley Neighbourhood, bringing a vibrant mix of uses, commercial and residential, to this prominent corner of the neighbourhood. The mix of uses and residential density will add housing options in this prime area, while the location ensures the new residents and visitors are well connected with public transportation routes at their doorstep. The approach sensitively responds to the growing needs for housing in the City and provides a compelling vision for sustainable urban living.