September 27, 2012
Canadian Urban Institute recognizes $70-million plus Hamilton port redevelopment
The Hamilton Port Authority recently announced that the redevelopment of Pier 22, which used to house a Stelco Inc. steel mill, has been named a finalist for the Canadian Urban Institute’s Brownie Awards.
Since the site was purchased in 2006, improvements have included a 330-metre dock wall on the north face of the pier, dredging of the water lot, extensions and upgrades to Hobson Road, the addition of water and wastewater services, street lighting and an overhead pipeline rack, which allows ships to deliver liquid cargo directly to off-dock tenants.
"Together, HPA and its tenants have invested more than $70 million in the Pier 22 redevelopment," the port authority stated in a press release.
When Pier 22 was purchased, it was contaminated with lead, six types of asbestos-containing material and 45,000 litres of PCB transformer oil. Stelco was acquired by United States Steel Corp. in August, 2007.
The Brownie awards recognize leadership and innovation in brownfield redevelopment.
The Canadian Urban Institute will present the 2012 Brownie Awards at its annual Brownfields conference scheduled October 4-5, 2012 at the Sheraton on the Falls in Niagara Falls.
According to an earlier press release from the Canadian Urban Institute, the redevelopment of Pier 22 was one of four finalists in Category 5, recognizing Excellence in Project Development at the Neighbourhood Scale.
The other three finalists were the Cotton Mill District in Cornwall, Ontario, the George Brown College Waterfront Health Sciences Campus in Toronto and the Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens Remediation Project in Sydney, Nova Scotia.
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