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Bridgewater hotel changes (Apr. 20)

proposed development from the lakeThe developer for the Bridgewater project under construction on the south side of Lakeshore Road between Elizabeth and Pearl streets is seeking variances because of a change in hotel operators. Bridgewater features a 22-storey condominium, 8-storey hotel, and 7-storey condominium, and a central public plaza and public walkway along the shoreline.

A Marriott Hotel is now proposed for the Bridgewater. Previously, a Delta Hotel was planned for the site. The Marriott Hotel will be developed and operated by Pearle Hospitality.

In order to make the switch, Marriott Hotel brand requirements make it necessary to increase the hotel floor area at select locations and increase the hotel height but not exceeding the enclosed mechanical penthouse height in the current approved plans.  There are no changes proposed to parking or to the residential condominium buildings.

The changes may require minor variances through the Committee of Adjustment. A date for the CofA has not been set; residents are invited to a neighbourhood meeting in advance to learn more:

Date:           Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Time:          7 p.m.
Location:   Burlington Lion’s Club Hall, 471 Pearl St.

Bridgewater representatives will provide an overview of the proposed changes, city planning staff will outline the planning process and I will be there to host the meeting, hear your feedback and ensure your questions get answered.

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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