KPMB architect to direct design of Hamilton’s waterfront development

An aerial shot of Hamilton’s harbourfront. Image courtesy CNW Group/Waterfront Shores Corporation
An aerial shot of Hamilton’s harbourfront.
Image courtesy CNW Group/Waterfront Shores Corporation

The City of Hamilton Council has selected Waterfront Shores Corporation as the preferred proponent for the Pier 8 waterfront development.

“We are honoured and excited to have been selected, and look forward to bringing revitalization to Hamilton’s Waterfront,” said Sam Crignano, president of Cityzen Development. This puts into motion a major development to turn Hamilton’s West Harbour into what its Mayor Fred Eisenberger calls a “waterfront jewel.”

The Waterfront Shores Corporation is a consortium comprising Cityzen Development Corporation, along with Fernbrook Homes Group, GFL Environmental, and Greybrook Realty Partners.

Directing the design of the development is Hamilton-born architect Bruce Kuwabara of KPMB Architects who will work with gh3 Inc., Omar Gandhi Architect, and superkül.

“Having grown up in Hamilton, I’m extremely excited to be part of this incredible development,” said Kuwabara. “At Pier 8, we will be creating a series of modern and progressive buildings in a diverse and walkable neighbourhood that is the future of urban living. It will celebrate Hamilton’s industrial roots and embrace its future of culture and creativity.”

The 5.24-ha (13-acre) development site will support new residential, commercial, and institutional space on nine development blocks. More than 1000 condominium units will be spread across 20 separate buildings, with at-grade townhouses located on all eight residential blocks. Sixty-five of these units will be administered as affordable housing by Habitat for Humanity Hamilton.

Waterfront Shores will be targeting Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold and WELL certifications. The consortium also seeks to incorporate the latest technologies to increase building performance, while limiting the development’s ecological footprint.

For more information on the Pier 8 waterfront development, click here.

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