HAMILTON, ONT.—Harrison Equity Partners in partnership with Retail Ventures CND has announced plans for a major redevelopment of Eastgate Square in east Hamilton.
The proposed redevelopment will add to the mall’s existing retail mix by adding shops and services focusing on health care, wellness, pet care and similar core services inside a redesigned complex.
Over time, the developers will also incorporate “numerous and varied housing options,” stated a recent release.
The project is linked to new transit infrastructure, the developers said, noting access to the new Centennial GO train station and the soon-to-be-built Hamilton Light Rail Transit line.
“Through the redevelopment of the existing commercial zone, adding both retail and residential options, the development aligns with the city’s strategic plan and official plan which aims to intensify and develop higher density neighbourhoods in urban areas,” stated the release.
“We are very pleased to be leading the redevelopment of Eastgate Square,” said Mark Newman, CEO of Harrison Equity Partners. “We believe that with a careful appreciation of the local community’s needs we can make Eastgate Square the kind of special place where people will come to live, work, shop and be together.”
The proposal has the support of the city’s mayor, Fred Eisenberger.
“This is an exciting, visionary plan that will not only restore Eastgate Square to a regional destination for retail shopping but also transform it into a brand-new thriving community,” stated Eisenberger.