Development Updates as of April: Carriage Gate, Bridgewater, Clarendon Retirement & more

Work proceeds at 701 Brant for hair salon/apartment

A new two-storey building is under construction at 701 Brant St. for a hair salon at grade and a two bedroom residential unit on the second floor. The primary cladding materials are vision glazing, stone and stucco. The driveway access will remain in its current location on the north side of the property, and the existing paved area in the rear yard will be brought up to current engineering standards (repaved, graded, curbed) to accommodate five parking spaces.

An enhanced landscape buffer will be provided along the east property line that separates the site from residential lands to the east.

Nine minor variances were required to permit the proposed development, which were submitted to the Committee of Adjustment. Planning staff and the neighbour located immediately to the east objected to one of the variances relating to the setback of a raised deck. The applicant withdrew that variance and amended raised deck so that it would comply with Zoning regulations.

In addition through the Committee of Adjustment process, the neighbour to the south requested that a privacy screen be installed on the raised deck to enhance privacy. The applicant agreed to that change and the privacy screen was incorporated into the site plan application.


Carriage Gate, 501‐515 John St., 2020 – 2080 Caroline St., 500 Elizabeth St. & 2027 Maria St.

Site Plan: Jamie Tellier (905.335.7600 x7892)
‐8 storey office, 17 storey residential apartment and 8 storey parking garage
‐site plan
‐first round of site plan comments provided to applicant

Bridgewater - lake view

Bridgewater, 2024 Lakeshore Rd.

Planner: Charles Mulay (x7693)
‐172 residential units , 132 hotel suites & ground floor retail
‐site plan
‐road work issues resolved
‐minor variances approved
‐draft site plan aproval ready to be issued


Molinaro Group, 2089 Fairview St.

Planner: Jamie Tellier (905.335.7600 x7892)
‐5 high rise buildings containing 993 apartment units, office use and ground floor retail/commercial
‐site plan
‐under review
‐OMB decision needed to adjust building heights to allow for more flexible design

Clarendon Park, 2170 Ghent Ave.

Planner: Kyle Plas (905.335.7600 x7555)
‐60 unit retirement home
‐site plan
‐draft approved November 2013
‐applicant clearing conditions in preparation for final approval
-the developer has advised that they are planning to start construction this year and it could take up to 16 months to complete.

Structured Creations, 2071 Ghent Ave.

Planner: Melissa Roberts (905.335.7600 x7788)
‐6 townhouse units
‐site plan
‐waiting for revised plans from applicant

Burlington Hyundai, 2016 & 2026 Plains Rd. E.

Planner: Mike Crough (905.335.7600, x7427)
‐expansion of parking area onto vacant lot east of creek block
‐rezoning application
‐discussing Conservation Halton issues with agency – recommendation report to D&I in summer 2014

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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  1. I met a town planner on the GO train who suggested that the Carriage Gate building on Maria/Caroline/Elizabeth would be less of a problem if they simply rotated the entire plan to have the tall condo on the north side of the complex and the 8 story building facing Maria street. This is such a good idea. Has it been suggested to the ‘applicant’?

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