Key Project – Discovery Center Site Strategy Development
The City of Hamilton has begun to develop a strategy for the Hamilton Waterfront Trust Center property (formerly the Canadian Center for Marine Discovery Museum) and adjacent lands.
The strategy for these lands:
- Define a vision for the site; and
- Define a set of actions to implement the vision.
Although these lands are strategically located in the West Harbor, the old museum building is underutilized. This is the result of several factors, including the closure of the museum and the subsequent change of land ownership from federal to municipal government, as well as the constraints of applicable zoning regulations to attract new uses. , as well as the time that has elapsed since the initial establishment of the zoning policy and regulations, provides an opportunity to re-examine the land use options affected. Council directed staff to begin the process of developing a long-term strategy for the subject lands.