Residents still have concerns about the proposed redevelopment of 2051- 2067 and 2069-2085 Prospect Street to change the Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw to permit 96 units in blocks of three-story stacked townhouses. Though some revisions had been made to the plan to increase the setbacks from the rear (north) property line and preserve additional trees, residents said the site is still too many units, too much asphalt and not friendly to families and seniors. The towns contain four units, one partly underground, and three more on each storey, all with stairs. The primary amenity space is balconies.
Residents shared their feedback with council members at a Statutory Public Meeting embedded in the Oct. 14 Development & Infrastructure meeting. Below is a summary of all delegations:
- Ruth Victor, Ruth Victor & Associates, representing Starlight Investments Inc. provided an overview of the applications and responded to questions by committee. (DI-67)
- Wilfred Peirrot spoke in opposition to the proposed development. Peirrot expressed concerns with a high rise building being developed behind single family homes. Peirrot is concerned with the loss of sunlight. (DI-68)
- Phil Fedosiewicz spoke in opposition to the proposed development. Fedosiewicz, representing residents on Maplewood Drive expressed concerns regarding loss of sunlight to their single family homes. Fedosiewicz also expressed concerns with the lack of accessible units and the proposed increase in height and density. (DI-69)
- Margaret Tanaka spoke in opposition to the proposed development. Tanaka expressed concerns with increased height of the proposal. Tanaka is also concerned with loss of sunlight on her property. (DI-70)
- Michelle and Christine spoke in opposition to the proposed development. Michelle and Christine, current residents on the site, relayed that the property currently experiences flooding. Michelle and Christine relayed the current rental rates at the property and concerns with increased traffic on Prospect Street. (DI-71)
- Helen Kowal spoke in opposition to the proposed development. Kowal expressed concerns with increased cars in the parking lot and increased traffic on Prospect Street. Kowal also relayed concerns regarding the lack of accessibility in the proposed development. (DI-72)
- Pat Bruder spoke in opposition to the proposed development. Bruder relayed concerns regarding the economic feasibility of the proposed development. Bruder expressed a desire to see medium density, lower building heights and preserved green buffer space on the development site. (DI-73)
- Nick Moskal spoke in opposition to the proposed development. Moskal relayed concerns with the proposed development. Moskal suggested placing buildings with greater height where the fourplexes are currently located. (DI-74)
The following person(s) made written submissions at this meeting:
- Correspondence from ward 2 resident regarding the proposed Official Plan amendment and rezoning applications for 2051-2085 Prospect Street. (PB-75-15)
- Correspondence from James Feilders, Burlington Sustainable Development Committee regarding the proposed Official Plan amendment and rezoning applications for 2051-2085 Prospect Street. (PB-75-15)
There were no decisions made at this meeting. Committee voted to Receive and File the information. At a later date, staff will bring forward a recommendation report to do one of: approve the Official Plan amendment and Rezoning; reject same; or approve with modifications.
Additional information is below:
My Take: I share the concerns of residents that this is overdevelopment of the site. I welcome a project that would provide additional rental units for a broader mix of people, suitable to singles, seniors and families, with more greenspace, and less asphalt/parking.