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Jan 12 D&I: On street pay parking system; Hyundai rezoning on Plains Rd

The following items will be discussed at the Development & Infrastructure Committee  Tues. Jan. 12, 1 pm & 6:30pm, Room 247, City Hall. The D&I includes all members of council. Recommendations from this meeting goes to City Council for a final vote Jan. 25, 6:30pm at City Hall. Residents can Register as a Delegation to speak at any of these meetings.

Complete agendas and minutes for previous and upcoming committee and council meetings, including webcasts, are available on the city’s Agendas and Minutes page.

On-Street Residential Pay Parking Permit Program (Jan. 12 D&I, 6:30 p.m.)

City staff are recommending an on-street pay parking system be available for residential streets in the city. The program consists of:

  • only residential properties that demonstrate that extra vehicles cannot be accommodated on the driveway and in the garage will be considered
  • $250 per six-month permit or $500 per year per vehicle (includes HST tax)
  • permit allows parking on any residential street parallel to the curb-line
  • resident must provide proof that all vehicles are registered to their address
  • one vehicle may be registered per permit
  • additional vehicle permit requests from the same residence will be considered on an individual basis
  • permit will allow parking in Orchard Community Park and Lampman Park: April – October from 11pm – 7am, and November – March at any time

2026 & 2036 Plains Rd EStatutory public meeting – 2026 and 2036 Plains Rd E (Burlington Hyundai)

Staff report recommends approval of a Zoning By-law amendment to permit motor vehicle storage on the vacant land.

The existing zoning is MXC (mixed-use commercial corridor) and the rezoning would be to the proposed MXC – Exception 457 zone in order to permit motor vehicle storage, which would be associated with the Burlington Hyundai car dealership.

The MXC zone permits a variety of retail commercial, service commercial, office, community, hospitality, automotive, entertainment and recreation, and residential uses. However, this zone designation does not permit a parking lot or motor vehicle storage as a stand-alone use. It is only the presence of the creek block physically separating these lots that causes the need for the subject rezoning.

 

I was inspired to seek public office because I believe, like so many of you, “I can do something about that” on the issues we face. As councilor, my role is to take a stand on what’s best for residents and go to bat for it. Pushback is inevitable from those who don’t have the community’s interests at heart. I will stand with you and for you, to achieve the best interests of our city, without caving to unacceptable compromise in the name of consensus.

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