City of Hamilton

THE CITY OF HAMILTON – AN AUCHMAR CHRONOLOGY 1999-2019

1999 – City of Hamilton acquires Auchmar from DeSantis Co. in a complicated land exchange.

2000 – Auchmar receives a Heritage Designation under Part IV of the Ontario Heritage Act by the City of Hamilton.

2001 – The Ontario Heritage Trust and the City of Hamilton agree to Provincial Easements on Auchmar Estate.

2003 – City of Hamilton issues a national R.F.P. for Auchmar Estate.

2007 – The Settlement and Integration Services Organization makes a presentation to the City of Hamilton.

2008 – Columbia College International expresses to the City of Hamilton interest in Auchmar.

2009 – City of Hamilton staff create a business plan on how to re-use the Auchmar Estate.

2011 – Hi Rise Group, Warren Green has preliminary talks with the City of Hamilton about Auchmar.

2011 – City of Hamilton halts works on the business plan. Re-evaluates future of Auchmar.

2012 – City of Hamilton opens Auchmar for Doors Open Hamilton.

2012 – City of Hamilton issues a call for Expression of Interest (E.O.I.) in Auchmar Estate.

2013 – City of Hamilton issues a call to the private sector for Auchmar Estate.

2014 – City of Hamilton issues a non binding Request for Proposal (R.F.P.)

2015 – Non binding R.F.P. concludes.

2015 – City of Hamilton intends to open Auchmar to the private sector.

2015 – City of Hamilton rescinds that decision.

2015 – City of Hamilton Council directs staff to prepare an Operational Plan for the Auchmar Estate.

2016 – In June the City of Hamilton Council receives the Auchmar Estate Operational Plan; It amends the recommendations.

2016 – In June the City of Hamilton Council, by a majority, votes to keep the entire Auchmar Estate in City of Hamilton ownership.

June 2016 – The City of Hamilton receives a presentation for the adaptive re use of Auchmar Estate from the 13th Battalion Auchmar Heritage Trust.

June -July 2016 – The City of Hamilton Council agrees to give the 13th Battalion Auchmar Heritage Trust 1 year to deliver a business plan.

June 2017 – The 13th Battalion Auchmar Heritage Trust addresses City Council and requests a nine month extension to complete the business plan. Council grants the extension.

March 2018 – City of Hamilton Council receives the 13th Battalion Auchmar Heritage Trust Business Plan including 5 phase adaptive re-use of the estate.

May 2018 – Doors Open Hamilton.  The City of Hamilton has included Auchmar Estate on the list of venues to visit.

January 2019 – City of Hamilton Council decides not to accept the 13th Battalion Auchmar Heritage Trust business plan. The City of Hamilton will move ahead with its own plan.

January 2019 –  City of Hamilton reaffirms its ownership of Auchmar Estate.