The Niagara Escarpment Commission has received new information regarding the application by Columbia Northcliffe Campus Inc, to amend the Niagara Escarpment Plan to permit the use of the former convent of the Sisters of St. Joseph as a day use private school with up to 1000 students and 80 staff. The application also proposes to upgrade the existing septic system and build an addition to the convent for a gymnasium. A Development Permit application has also been submitted for the proposed development.
The subject property is located at 154 and 574 Northcliffe Avenue in the City of Hamilton. The property is in the Niagara Escarpment Plan Area and is now in the Area of Development Control (Pleasant View Survey).
The NEC is seeking further comments on the proposed land use change at this time. A decision on the Plan amendment and Development Permit have not been made.
Comments on the application can be submitted to Nancy Mott, Senior Strategic Advisor at firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for providing comments is January 14, 2022.
Please click on the link below to download the initial NEC staff report:
Initial Staff Report
To access the latest information submitted by Columbia College for their applications, click the link below:
Update 12/04/2022: Columbia International College is holding a Neighbourhood Open House on April 27th, 2022. Further details: Notice of Neighbourhood Open House.