Development proposed for 2267 Lakeshore Road; public meeting April 29

2267 Lakeshore Road BurlingtonThe city has received an application for a development proposal for 2267 Lakeshore Road (north side of the street, just east of Lakeshore Public School) for five single detached dwellings on a shared condo road. Currently, a single family home sits on the site.

The application would require a rezoning of the site from R3.2 to R5 to facilitate the homes and the condo road.

A public meeting has been planned for April 29, 7pm, at the Burlington Senior’s Centre, 2285 New St. Planning staff are hosting the meeting, and will provide an overview of the proposal and take comments and questions from residents. I will attend to hear your input and questions.

As more information becomes available, it will be posted here. The applicant has submitted a series of studies in support of the project, including:

  • Planning Justification Report
  • Conceptual Condominium Plan (site plan)
  • Storm Water Management Report
  • Serving Reports
  • Tree Inventory & Preservation  Study (Arborist Assessment)
  • Noise Study
  • Environmental Screening Checklist
  • Height Survey
  • Letter from Halton District School Board regarding tree removal
  • Transportation Brief

These studies have now been be posted online, at the link above. You can also review these studies in person by visiting the planning counter, second floor of City Hall, or by making an appointment with the city planner assigned to review the application, Rebecca Tannahill:

Rebecca Tannahill, H.BA, MES Pl.
Planner I, Development
Planning and Building Department
City of Burlington
T: 905-335-7600 ext. 7641

The planner for the applicant is Tony Millington:

Tony Millington
Millington & Associates
Planning & Development Consultants
3380 South Service Road
Burlington On
L7N 3J5
Tele:    (905) 639-3892
Fax:      (905) 333-9544

More information will follow as I receive it.

My Take: I have not had an opportunity to review the file with our city planner yet, or discuss the implications around the specific rezoning request, and want to hear from residents at the public meeting before taking a position. Generally, I support projects that respect the existing Official Plan and Zoning, with only minor modifications that are required to help advance city and regional policy goals for housing.



Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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  1. To us residents of Alexander Court who have continual problems turning onto and off Lakeshore Rd, any plan to add to the congestion in this area is ludicrous.!!!! More people accessing an additional “condo street” in this area will make an already impossible situation bedlam. Any body who travels Lakeshore Road west from Walkers Line to the park or hospital or anywhere east any time from 4 o’clock to 7 o’clock every week day, and every weekend day during the summer when there are events in the park, will agree. As it exists now it is dangerous, frustrated indivuals are taking risks ,physicians who live in the area can not get to the hospital in a timely way, time and gasoline are being wasted . As well the air in this residential area is continually polluted by idling car exhaust. To allow this rezoning to allow this development is irresponsible.

  2. I walk past this proposed development daily and have to say that it really is outside of the norm for the rest of the neighbourhood. Granted Lakeshore Road has become the location for some pretty intensive condo developments closer to downtown, and there are high density apartments on the opposite side closer to Smith Avenue. That said, this proposed development is clearly well within a single family home neighbour hood and close to a number of historic homes in the old Port Nelson. The Lakeshore School is immediately adjacent, as is a well maintained family home. The proposed higher density usage is clearly not in keeping with the rest of the neighbourhood and the proposed side yards and set backs are so far below the surrounding buildings that we risk creating an urban eyesore.

    All things considered, I don’t think that this proposal is in good taste, that it is appropriate for the neighbourhood nor does it meet the intent of planning guidelines. There is likely room for more than one home on the site, but not the number proposed. Adding an additional street outlet to an already overcrowded Lakeshore Road is not likely to help either.

  3. It is commendable to think of giving the opportunity to Burlingtonians to stay fit I would like to discuss another thought to your Plans. It would be quite advisable to include a training/learning/discussion sessions between cyclist and pedestrians. The City Core is appropriate to have maximum utilization with always the key thought of safety. Safety of persons with canes, walkers, wheelchairs, those with low vision, etc. A very open discussion between cyclists and pedestrians would lower the “them and us” attitude plus encourage both to be aware of the safety factors. Please contact me further to help with the formulation further of this proposal to be planned.

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