Close to 100 residents attended a community meeting June 2 to share concerns about infill activities on Delaware and Seneca that are removing older homes and replacing them with much larger, and uniform building designs, compromising the unique and eclectic character of the neighbourhood. To view the PowerPoint presentation from the meeting visit below: June […]
Approximately 20 residents attend a public meeting April 29 to provide feedback on a revised proposal for 2085 Pine Street. The following key issues were discussed: Heritage Home – the addition made to the existing home after 1974 will be removed, shed removed, kitchen will stay Parking – 24 parking spaces proposed, visitor parking is […]
Workshop #2: Wed. May 27, Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 7pm Workshop #3: Wed. June 10, Burlington Lions Club, 7pm More than 100 people packed Burlington Lions Club Hall on Pearl Street May 13 – developers, residents, businesses, city staff – to work together to find consensus on development downtown for our future. In a […]
Close to 75 residents joined us for a public meeting April 15 to view plans for the redevelopment of 730 & 760 Brant Street and provide input. The plan is to demolish the existing building at 730 Brant St. and create a 4-storey building with 145 residential units, as well as 7 commercial units along […]
Inspire Burlington Date: Tues. April 28, 2015 Time: 7 p.m. Place: Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust St. Join Mayor Rick Goldring as he speaks about intensification and opens the floor for discussion. Topic: Where to build in a city that is built out. RSVP by email at email@example.com or by telephone at 905-335-7607. Seminar: How are Burlington’s children and youth […]
As the city is in the middle of an Official Plan Review, it provides us with an opportunity to bring together residents, city staff, and developers that own major parcels of land downtown to collaborate with the goal of reaching a shared vision for future development in the downtown. If we can achieve this consensus, […]
I recently met with the owner, planner and architect of 2085 Pine Street to review updated plans for the site. They are interested in moving ahead with a public meeting to share their plans with residents. Meeting details: Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 Time: 7 p.m. Location: City Hall, 426 Brant St., 2nd Floor, […]
The owners of an apartment/townhouse complex at 2051-2085 Prospect St. are exploring the opportunity to redevelop the back half of their property. There are currently 16 back to back townhouses, and the proposal is to replace these with up to four blocks of stacked townhouses. The owners (Starlight) have not formally submitted an application to the city, and […]
Public Meeting April 15, 7 p.m., 760 Brant St. I recently met with a representative of 730 & 760 Brant Street about their plans to redevelop these properties. You are invited to attend a neighbourhood meeting to view the plans and provide your input: Date: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Time: 7 p.m. Place: 760 Brant […]
To Council, Mon. Apr.20, 6:30 City staff are recommending approval of a Zoning By-law Amendment application by Rosedale Properties to permit three homes to be built at 2267 Lakeshore Road, in place of the single family dwelling that exists there now. The Community & Corporate Services Committee of council approved the application Tues. March 21, […]
City Councillors have shown their support for the staff recommendation to refuse the proposed 28-storey building on Martha & Lakeshore as “overdevelopment” of the site. Councillors sitting as the Development & Infrastructure Committee of March 30 unanimously voted to endorse the recommendation in the staff report. That recommendation will go to City Council April 20 for […]
The city is reviewing an application from ADI Development Group for a 28-storey building at Martha & Lakeshore and wants to hear from residents. The deadline to comment is Nov. 19. Send your feedback (cc me) to: Rosa Bustamante, Development Planner e-mail: <firstname.lastname@example.org> phone: 905-335-7600 ext. 7811 To learn more about this proposal and My […]
I recently met with Roman Home Builders, their planners and architects on Nov. 6 so they could share revised plans for 2085 Pine St. before a neighbourhood meeting scheduled for Nov. 10 Their current proposal is a 6-storey, 18 unit building with a 0m setback from the easterly lot line and underground parking that would […]
More than 70 residents attended a neighbourhood meeting Thurs. Nov. 13 to hear about the proposal by Landform Development Group for a 5-storey condominium at the corner of Elgin & Blathwayte. The owner has purchased the Wigsville building at 1437 Elgin St., along with two properties to the north at 452 & 454 Locust St. […]
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 relate to our area….Many people are saddened by recent decisions by the city to allow massive buildings despite the input from residents and decisions of previous councils to limit growth and building heights. Many are feeling squeezed by builds that will shade their streets, obstruct their views, constrict flexible affordable business and cultural spaces and forever alter the patterns of life downtown….We believe the pattern of proposed overbuilding will create a permanent negative legacy.”
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 […]
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.
Statutory Public Meeting, Sept. 29, 6:30, City Hall 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 […]
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 […]