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Public meeting March 22 to review townhouse development on Queensway

queensway layout 1You’re invited to attend a public meeting March 22 to provide input on the proposed townhouse development at 2384 Queensway Drive. The public meeting will be part of a regularly scheduled Development & Infrastructure Committee meeting of City Council:

Date: March 22, 6:30 pm, Room 247, City Hall, 426 Brant Street

Habitat for Humanity has applied for an Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw Amendment to permit 20 townhomes, 3 storeys each, in two blocks of 10 units. The current Official Plan and Zoning on the property is neighbourhood commercial, which permits retail and service commercial uses and community facilities. Residential uses may be permitted in the second and third story of retail commercial buildings. The Official Plan and Zoning need to be amended to permit townhouses.

City staff are preparing an information report about the project that will be presented at the public meeting. The report will be available for public review March 14. The report does not include a recommendation on the application at this time. The report will be available on the City’s website at www.burlington.ca/agendasandminutes, under “Development and Infrastructure”.

Residents can attend to speak. You do not need to register in advance, but those who register will speak first.

If you wish to arrange in advance to appear as a delegation at the statutory public meeting, please register online at www.burlington.ca/delegation or contact Amber LaPointe, Committee Clerk at (905) 335-7600 Ext. 7862 or Amber.LaPointe@burlington.ca. Delegations are limited to a maximum of 10 minutes each and shall be webcasted on-line.

Please submit any presentation material to Ms. LaPointe before the meeting to allow for its distribution and review by all members of the Committee. In addition, the content of all delegation submissions is considered to be public and will be posted to the city’s website and made searchable via Google and other tools.

Staff will consider input from residents and council members, and at a future date bring a recommendation report back to the Development & Infrastructure Committee and Council to either approve, reject or approve with amendments.

If you have additional questions, you can contact the planner on the file, Mike Greenlee at Mike.Greenlee@burlington.ca or 905 335-7600 Ext. 7860.

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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