As seen in the October 7, 2021 Hamilton Community News publications.
New Horizon Development Group (NHDG) is breaking ground on another sustainable and community-centric development.
“As of today, 870 Queenston Road in Stoney Creek will be the first open-market, multi-residential LEED-certified high-rise building in the entire City of Hamilton,” said Jeff Paikin, President and Co-Founder of NHDG.
On September 20th, Mayor Fred Eisenberger and Mike Collins-Williams, CEO of the West End Homebuilders’ Association, joined Jeff Paikin and project partners, the Zurini family of Re/Max Escarpment Realty, to celebrate the highlights of this development. 870 Queenston Road will soon be home to a 219-unit, 14-storey purpose-built rental building, targeting LEED Gold certification and offering 20% of its units as mid-range affordable, below-market rents.
Upon completion, 870 Queenston will be an infill development supporting active transportation as the site is located less than 500m from the terminus of the newly-funded LRT at Eastgate Mall. Mayor Fred Eisenberger noted: “[The LRT] is about building our city to provide the kind of housing and affordability that folks need in our community.”
Over the next two years, NHDG will remediate the contaminated site, severed from the commercial plaza at 860 Queenston Road and, with guidance from the Hamilton Conservation Authority, rehabilitate the degraded ravine lands adjacent to Battlefield Creek. Scheduled to be completed in Fall 2024, the sustainable rental building will also include a geothermal heat exchange system – a feature of nearly all of NHDG’s mid- and high-rise developments – and solar energy generation.
870 Queenston Road is seeking support from the City of Hamilton’s Department of Planning and Economic Development through its various incentive programs, including the ERASE program for redeveloping contaminated lands, the development charge deferral program for purpose-built rental housing, and the LEEDing the Way program for LEED-certified buildings. The development is projected to generate over 408,000 employment hours for a primarily locally-based workforce, and over $23 million in construction material value throughout the course of build-out.
Mike Collins-Williams, CEO of the West End Home Builders’ Association, highlighted: “…this is exactly what community building and city building is all about. It’s also a great example of what can be accomplished when our public sector partners through the City of Hamilton work closely with a community builder like New Horizon to achieve a positive vision for the future.”
Pictured above: Jeff Paikin, Mayor Eisenberger, and Conrad Zurini celebrate the ground-breaking of 870 Queenston Road.
(1) Members of the New Horizon team display the artist rendering of the 14-storey rental building during sod-turning event at the 870 Queenston Road site.
(2) Display illustrating some of the economic benefits of the 870 Queenston development.