A group of residents living in the downtown core area of Burlington have formed a residents association to provide a citizens voice on development and intensification.
The core area is defined by Victoria Avenue at the north end to Lakeshore Road in the south and the west edge of Locust Street to the eastern Martha Street border.
According to the group's website, the Core Residents "is a group of people that have come to believe that the issues of rapid intensification, massive building growth and its associated side effects are affecting the quality of our lives and the way we live and... Read More
For Sale signs have gone up on a whole row of bungalows on New Street between Seneca Ave. and Stinson Ave., offering them as "Exclusive" for redevelopment, and that has area residents concerned about what might replace them.
Adding to the concern is a letter received by residents on Stinson Ave and Fairleigh Place, which back on to the row of homes, asking if they'd like to get in on the project and sell their homes for redevelopment.
The letter, from the Edwards Team of S. Todd Real Estate Ltd., states: "There are six lots in a row that are ready to act should a... Read More
The townhouse development on Ghent Street is a case study for why we need to improve intensification planning in Burlington. Dave Meyers from Deyncourt describes how residents are not opposed to development, and yet this new development is "overpowering" for the existing older neighbourhood. It's so dense, the whole area had to be elevated 5 feet to allow sewer hookups.... Read More
Statutory Public Meeting, Sept. 29, 6:30, City Hall
[caption id="attachment_4644" align="alignright" width="300"] Site plan of revised 4-home proposal.[/caption]
City staff have prepared an information report regarding an application to rezone 2267 Lakeshore Road to permit the development of four single family homes. The site currently has a one single family home.
The current zoning, R3.2, permits single detached dwelling, with an accessory dwelling unit.
The proposal has been modified from the original plan for five homes. The four home proposal includes increased side and backyard setbacks and greenspace; and visitor parking/asphalt has been eliminated. The driveway has been relocated to preserve a large city... Read More
ADI Development Group has submitted an application for a 28-storey apartment at Martha & Lakeshore, with 226 units, 5 levels of underground parking, 3 levels of above ground parking, and ground floor retail facing Lakeshore.... Read More
The city has received a revised development application for four homes at 2267 Lakeshore Road. The initial proposal was five homes. Planning staff have scheduled a statutory public meeting to review the details of the proposal at city council’s Development & Infrastructure Committee, Mon. Sept. 29, 6:30pm. The agenda for that committee, with a background report from staff, will be available about a week before the meeting online here.
Residents may attend that meeting and share with council their views about the project, however the meeting protocols do not provide an opportunity for residents to ask questions of staff or council. If... Read More
One of the outcomes of the 2008 OMB hearing requires that the site plan and revised minutes of settlement must go back to the OMB for final approval.
The Ontario Municipal Board has set a hearing date of July 23, 2014 beginning at 10 a.m. at Burlington City Hall, Room 247. Residents are welcome to attend to listen to the discussion and I will provide an update on the results of the hearing once a decision has been received by the City.
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Delta Hotels and Resorts today unveiled that they will be the hotelier in the Bridgewater project on the Waterfront at Lakeshore/Elizabeth, being built by Mady. The attached release provides more information.
Burlington news release w rendering - EN Final.pdf... Read More
The city has just received a Site Plan Application for 1069 Brant St (at Churchill) to construct a three-storey medical building with a total gross floor area of 5,510 sq. feet (511.8 sq. m). The proposed development would include a pharmacy, medical clinic, and physiotherapy centre. A total of 18 parking spots (8 surface parking and 10 underground) are proposed.
The submitted site plans are currently being reviewed by staff to determine whether any variances or rezoning are required.
I will keep residents posted about this proposal , and opportunities for input as more details become available.... Read More
Work proceeds at 701 Brant for hair salon/apartment
A new two-storey building is under construction at 701 Brant St. for a hair salon at grade and a two bedroom residential unit on the second floor. The primary cladding materials are vision glazing, stone and stucco. The driveway access will remain in its current location on the north side of the property, and the existing paved area in the rear yard will be brought up to current engineering standards (repaved, graded, curbed) to accommodate five parking spaces.
An enhanced landscape buffer will be provided along the east property line that separates the site... Read More