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.