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P&D Nov. 6: Public meeting for 22 storey at Brock/Ontario; 7 storey at Upper Middle

The following items will be discussed at the Planning & Development Committee – Public Meeting, 6:30pm, Mon. Nov. 6. Residents can register to speak at the meeting; complete the online application at, email or phone 905-335-7600, ext. 7481.

Watch for further articles on these items, including My Take.

2. Statutory Public Meetings:

Statutory public meetings are held to present planning applications in a public forum as required by the Planning Act. This is an information meeting to hear from the public, and allow council members to make preliminary comments to staff on the proposal. No decisions will be made at this meeting. At a future date, staff will bring forward a recommendation report, that will recommend one of approval, refusal, or modified approval.
2.1 Proposed zoning by-law amendment for 4063 Upper Middle Road (PB-41-17)
Recommendation: Receive and file planning and building department report PB-41-17 regarding the
proposed zoning by-law amendment for 4063 Upper Middle Road, to permit the development of a seven (7) storey apartment building with 32 units.
2.2 Proposed official plan and zoning by-law amendment applications for 490–492 Brock Avenue and 1298 Ontario Street (PB-77-17)
Recommendation: Receive and file planning and building department report PB-77-17 regarding the official plan and zoning by-law amendment applications for 490-492 Brock Avenue and 1298
Ontario Street to permit a 22-storey mixed use building with 186 square metres of ground floor retail / commercial space fronting onto Ontario Street and 170 residential units, with 4 levels of underground parking with a total of 185 parking spaces, and vehicular access provided from Ontario Street. The proposed building also contemplates outdoor terracing (amenity space) on the 22nd floor (rooftop amenity terrace).
Read the full agenda and related reports here: P&D Nov. 6

Speaking at the meeting

Residents can register to delegate (speak to committee) on any item on the agenda for up to 10 minutes. Advance registration is not required for Statutory Public Meetings, but residents who register will be heard first, in the order the registered: Register as a Delegation, email or phone 905-335-7600, ext. 7481.

Any motions or recommendations arising from this meeting will go to City Council for final approval Mon. Nov. 13, 6:30 pm, in Council Chambers. Residents can delegate at council for up to five minutes. Advance registration is required: Register as a Delegation

If you already spoke on an item at Committee, you can speak to Council, but must bring new information on that item.

Marianne Meed Ward

A Better Burlington began in 2006 after my neighbours said they felt left out of city decisions, learning about them only after they’d been made. As journalist for 22 years, I thought “I can do something about that” and a website and newsletter were born. They’ve taken various forms and names over the years, but the intent remains: To let you know what’s happening at City Hall before decisions are made, so you can influence outcomes for A Better Burlington. The best decisions are made when elected representatives tap the wisdom of our community members, and welcome many different perspectives.This site allows residents to comment and debate with each other; our Commenting Guidelines established in 2016 aim to keep debate respectful. Got an idea or comment you want to share privately? Please, get in touch:

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