The following items will be discussed at the Planning & Development Committee, at 1pm and 6:30pm, Wed. Nov. 1. Residents can register to speak at the meeting; complete the online application at www.burlington.ca/delegation, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 905-335-7600, ext. 7481.
Watch for further articles on these items, including My Take.
Recommendation: Refuse the application for an Official Plan Amendment for lands at 6515 McNiven Road, to redesignate land at 6515 McNiven Road from Open Space to Residential to facilitate the creation of two new residential lots (for a total of three lots).
Recommendation: Approve the application to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law, as modified by staff in Report PB-62-17, to permit a mixed used development with a height up to 23 storeys; with a maximum of 169 residential apartment units, a minimum of 365 square metres of office space and 900 square metres of commercial retail space; Direct planning staff to hold discussions with the applicant to secure community benefits in accordance with Section 37 of the Planning Act and to return to Council with a report outlining the recommended community benefits; and and approve the removal of three (3) city-owned trees from the Brant Street and John Street rights-of-way with compensation (replanting or cash-in-lieu, where opportunity for replanting is not available, in the amount of $3,750).
Note: this item will be discussed at 6:30 p.m.
Read the full agenda and related reports here: P&D Nov. 1
Speaking at the meeting
Residents can register to delegate (speak to committee) on any item on the agenda for up to 10 minutes. Advance registration is required: Register as a Delegation
Any motions or recommendations arising from this meeting will go to City Council for final approval Mon. Nov. 13, 6:30 pm, in Council Chambers. Residents can delegate at council for up to five minutes. Advance registration is required: Register as a Delegation
If you already spoke on an item at Committee, you can speak to Council, but must bring new information on that item.
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.