City will not oppose developer’s request to adjourn OMB hearing related to 374 Martha Street appeals
Burlington, Ont. – March 15, 2016—Burlington City Council voted to not oppose a request from Adi Developments to adjourn the Ontario Municipal Board hearing regarding the application for a 26-storey condominium proposed to be developed at 374 Martha St.
In 2014, Adi Developments submitted an application to the City of Burlington for a 28-storey condominium to be developed on a .136 hectare parcel of land at 374 Martha St. Adi Developments launched the OMB appeal in March 2015. In February 2016, the developer amended its application to 26 storeys.
At the OMB hearing on March 14, the developer told the OMB it has bought the property at 380 Martha Street, and will include that property in its condominium development application. The city’s legal team asked for an opportunity to receive instruction from Burlington City Council.
The Chair of the OMB hearing asked the City of Burlington to have a response to Adi Developments’ request for adjournment by 3:30 p.m. today. The public was informed after 4 p.m. of City Council’s decision.
The OMB hearing will resume on Wednesday, March 16 at 10 a.m. in City Hall, Room 247, to deal with the developer’s request for adjournment and to establish a future process for dealing with the appeals that are currently before the board. The meeting is open to the public.
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March 16, 2016 @ 4:10 pm
Doesn’t agreeing to delay the OMB hearing tacitly validate it? Perhaps subsequently requiring a new application (which would likely be within the municipality’s jurisdiction) will end it? As fair as it may be, the OMB is not a stakeholder here.
I believe that the ADI file will set an important precedent (good or bad) in how developers deal with our Planning Department in the future and I think it would be most helpful for the citizens to understand the next steps in this process, and the City of Burlington’s ability & commitment to manage/ control this development.
March 16, 2016 @ 6:44 am
sounds like an excuse to try for something even more monstrous!
March 15, 2016 @ 7:58 pm
My take is that this decision was made in secret, for secret reasons concocted by secret people, and the Councilor thoughts and rationales are secret, so how is anyone not in on all the secrets supposed to have any take at all?