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Neighbourhood meeting Nov. 20 for proposed 1450 residential units in 8 buildings on redeveloped Georgian Court Estates at Surrey/King/Marley/Warrick

You are invited to a public meeting to ask questions and provide comments on a proposed Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendment to permit 1450 apartment rental units within a mix of townhouse, mid-rise and high-rise buildings. The area currently contains 280 rental townhouse units and encompasses the following properties: 610 and 611 Surrey Lane; 865 King Rd; 615 and 699 Marley Rd; 847, 871, 894 and 917 Warwick Dr.

Neighbourhood Meeting

Date: Nov. 20, 2017
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Ecole Elementaire Saint-Philippe, 901 Francis Rd

A mix of low rise 3-storey townhouse buildings would be located around the perimeter of the site transitioning to multi-storey mid-rise (6-11 storeys) apartment buildings in the middle of the site framing a proposed 0.95 ha central park and high-rise (16-20 storeys) apartment buildings located on the northerly portion of the site.
The existing Official Plan designation is Residential – Medium Density which allows for low-rise townhouses and attached housing and walk-up apartments within a density range of 26-50 units per net hectare provided the building forms are compatible with the scale, urban design and community features of the neighbourhood. The existing RM2 zone permits single detached dwellings, semi-detached dwellings, duplex, triplex and fourplex buildings and townhouses, retirement homes, lodges, fraternities and private clubs and community institutions. The RM2 zone sets out a density range of 25-40 units per hectare and a maximum building height of 2 storeys.
The application proposes to increase the maximum net density to 302 units per ha within overall high density designation, 61 units per ha within the overall medium density designation in order to facilitate the development of 1450 residential rental units. The application also proposes to increase
maximum building height; reduce minimum front, rear and street side yard setbacks; reduce
minimum amenity and private area; reduce parking setbacks (habitable room and underground)
and increase balcony, canopy and porch projections.

The following documentation and plans were submitted in support of the revised applications. This information can also be accessed at: Georgian Court Redevelopment

Supporting Documents

Read the request for comment notice circulated to various departments and agencies here: Georgian Crt 520 11 17

To see other development applications in Ward One visit: Current Developments Ward 1

To see other development applications across the city visit: Current Developments City-Wide

Questions and comments about the project can be directed to the planner on the file:

Planner on File:

Lola Emberson
Planning and Building Department
City Hall, 426 Brant St.
Burlington, ON, L7R 3Z6
Tel. 905-335-7600, ext. 7427

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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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  1. What is happening to our lovely city. My family, friends are so upset about the high rise across from city hall.
    Are your fellow councilors out of their mind? No, No high rises in downtown Burlington below Fairview St.
    Also, no tall buildings on the waterfront side of Lakeshore, Oakville seems to have some common sense.
    Toronto is horrible – owners look out their windows and see another building.
    You have tried so hard and listen to the citizens of Burlington – hope we have more councilors like you in the future and if not we will not recognize Burlington as a nice place to live.

    Lucille Blaney

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