Development application received for Lakeside Plaza; open houses July 18, Aug. 8

The city has received an application to redevelop 3.84 hectares of land on the north side of Lakeshore Road (5353 Lakeshore Road) that currently contains a commercial retail plaza known as Lakeside Plaza.

Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw Amendment applications have been submitted that propose a mix of residential, office, service commercial and retail uses, including the retention of the existing food store.

The overall redevelopment proposal includes a mix of single storey buildings (commercial uses), mid-rise buildings (4 to 11 storey) and three high-rise buildings (14 to 18 storey) that will provide 900 new residential units, 2700 square metres of office space and 11, 955 square metres of service commercial and retail uses.

Open Houses

You are invited to attend a drop-in open house to learn more about this development proposal. There are two dates available and two times offered for each date.

When:  Wednesday, July 18 and Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018
Times for both dates:  2 – 4 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m.
Location: Lakeside Plaza, Unit 11, 5353 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington

Supporting Documents

The applicant has submitted a number of studies in support of the redevelopment, available below:

Residents can contact the planner assigned to the file with any questions or comments.

Planner on File:

Lola Emberson
Department of City Building
City Hall, 426 Brant St
Burlington, ON, L7R 3Z6
Phone: 905-335-7600, ext. 7427

Additional information on the project can be found here: Lakeside Plaza Redevelopment

My Take: I will be following this application closely, and plan to drop in to the open house. I look forward to hearing from residents as part of my assessment of the project. Your thoughts? Leave a comment below or email:

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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  1. It seems that the people planning our city are not considering much more than the requests of developers. While I would welcome improvements at Lakeside Plaza, but please do so with some consideration of the needs of seniors who live and shop in the area ( and there are many). This population has mobility issues and need access and parking close to grocery stores as well as other businesses. They also need green space which can be accessed throughout the year. Furthermore, no one wants a corridor of high rise buildings along Lakeshore Road. I am upset about the push to increase population and subsequently, traffic along that road at the Burloak end as well as downtown. Surely some of the high rise condo type buildings could be built farther north so that our lovely Lake setting can be better preserved.

  2. It appears that the grocery store will be there to service the walk-in traffic of the condos and the residential neighbours who have lived there for decades are to be left high and dry with no place to park and thus the necessity of driving to Appleby or some other venue with parking. It would probably be a parking nightmare even if the two south-east buildings were not included in this “plan”, given the increased density and other parking usage to be added on the property. Honestly! Is this not as plain as the nose on one’s face?

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