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Developments, neighbourhood meetings, coming across the city: 2076/2086 Meadowbrook (March 8); 53-71 Plains Rd (Solid Gold) (March 20), 4880 Valera Rd. (March 21), 2086/2090 James (March 27)

Want to know more about developments coming to your neighbourhood? The city has received a number of development applications in neighbourhoods across Burlington; public meetings are scheduled in March and April. The meetings are an opportunity to learn more about the development application, ask questions and share your comments with City staff, the applicant, and your Ward Councillor.

Details of developments and meeting dates are included below by project address. A city webpage has been set up for each application, which includes details of the proposal, supporting studies, applicant names and the staff lead for further contact. Links to these webpages are included.

Property Address: 2076 & 2086 Meadowbrook Rd

Neighbourhood Meeting:

Date: Thurs. March 8
Time: 7pm
Place: Mountainside Community Centre, Community Room 1, 2205 Mount Forest Dr.

A private land owner has made an application to change the Zoning for the property located at 2076 & 2086 Meadowbrook Road. The development of seven (7) street townhouse units (four (4) townhouses at 2076 Meadowbrook Road and three (3) townhouses at 2086 Meadowbrook Road) is proposed. The townhouses will be two (2) storeys in height. Each townhouse will have a garage and driveway.

The current zoning does not permit street townhouse buildings.The applicant is requesting a site specific zoning to permit street townhouses with reduced minimum lot area, reduced lot width (2086 Meadowbrook Road), reduced minimum front yard, reduced minimum rear yard and reduced minimum side yards. In addition, an appropriate site specific zoning for the existing residential buildings needs to be established.

Written Comments:

No decisions about this application have been made yet. Staff are seeking input before making a recommendation to the Planning and Development Committee of Council to either approve or refuse the application.

Submit comments by: March 15, 2018

to: Suzanne McInnis suzanne.mcinnes@burlington.ca 905-335-7600 ext. 7555

To access the webpage for this file please go to: www.burlington.ca/2076meadowbrook

Property Address: 53-71 Plains Rd E, 1025 Cooke Blvd.

Neighbourhood Meeting:

Date: Tues. March 20
Time: 7pm
Place: East Plains United Church, 375 Plains Road East

The 71 Burlington Plains Inc. has submitted Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments intended to permit the development of two mixed-use buildings of 10 and 12 storeys with retail and service commercial uses at grade and 450 residential units (Solid Gold site and adjacent properties). The proposed Floor Area Ratio is 3.58:1 that will include 752 square metres of commercial uses on the ground floor of Building A and 456 square metres of commercial uses on the ground floor of Building B. The applications also propose a total of 581 parking spaces consisting of 91 surface parking spaces and 461 underground parking spaces and 29 lay-by parking spaces. The development proposes accesses from Cooke Boulevard and Clearview Avenue.

The existing zoning permits a maximum height of six storeys, a Floor Area Ratio of between 0.5:1-1.5:1 and a maximum density of 51-185 units per hectare. The applicant is seeking Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments to permit residential mixed use on the entire site, increase the maximum building height to 12 storeys, increase the Floor Area Ratio to 3.6:1, increase the maximum density to 415 units per ha, reduce yard setbacks; reduce minimum amenity area; and reduce parking standards to 1.2 spaces per unit and 0.2 spaces per unit for visitors and commercial uses.

Written Comments:

No decisions about this application have been made yet. Staff are seeking input before making a recommendation to the Planning and Development Committee of Council to either approve or refuse the application.

Submit comments by: April 6, 2018

to: Lola Emberson, Lola.Emberson@burlington.ca 905.335.7600, x7427

To access the webpage for this file please go to: www.burlington.ca/solidgold

Property Address: 4880 Valera Road

Neighbourhood Meeting:

Date: Wed. March 21
Time: 7pm
Place: Appleby Ice Centre, Community Room 1, 1201 Appleby Line

A private land owner has made an application to change the zoning for the property located at 4880 Valera Road. The application is to allow a mixed-use building with one 8 storey and one 10 storey tower comprised of one commercial unit on the ground floor and residential units on the remainder of the ground floor and above; and 70 townhouse units, both standard and back to back. The mid-rise development will be accessed via underground parking. 56 of the proposed townhouse units will be accessed by a private condominium road, while 14 will be freehold units fronting onto Valera Road. The proposed development will have a density of 184.3 units per hectare.

The proposed development is not in keeping with the Zoning By-law, as the proposed built form is not permitted. A Zoning By-law Amendment application has therefore been submitted.

Written Comments:

No decisions about this application have been made yet. Staff are seeking input before making a recommendation to the Planning and Development Committee of Council to either approve or refuse the application.

Submit comments by: April 4, 2018

to: Melissa Morgan, Melissa.morgan@Burlington.ca, 905.335.7600, x7788

To access the webpage for this file please go to: www.burlington.ca/4880Valera.

Property Address: 2082, 2086, 2090 James Street

Neighbourhood Meeting:

Date: March 27, 2018
Time: 7 p.m.
Place: Art Gallery Burlington, 1333 Lakeshore Road

Applications have been submitted to amend the Official Plan and Zoning By-law to permit the redevelopment of the properties. The applications propose an 18 storey condominium apartment building containing 153 residential apartment units comprised of a mix of one bedroom to 3 bedroom units and 5 levels of underground parking containing a total of 184 spaces. The applicant is also requesting the ability for consideration of commercial/retail uses on the ground level.

The existing zoning permits a maximum building height of 3 storeys (12 metres) and a maximum density for apartments 50 units per hectare. The applicant is seeking site specific Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments to increase the maximum density and building height; reduce the minimum lot area, reduce minimum front, rear and street side yard setbacks, reduce minimum front, rear and street side yard setbacks; reduce minimum amenity area; and reduce minimum parking requirements.

Written Comments:

No decisions about this application have been made yet. Staff are seeking input before making a recommendation to the Planning and Development Committee of Council to either approve or refuse the application.

Submit comments by: April 13, 2018

to: Lola Emberson, Lola.Emberson@burlington.ca 905.335.7600, x7427

To access the webpage for this file please go to: 2082 James

Property Address: 1160 Blair Road

A private land owner has made an application to change the Zoning By-law for the property located at 1160 Blair Road. This will allow the development of a place of worship (Coptic Church) in the existing multi-unit building on the property. The Church would be located in a ground-floor unit that was formerly used as a banquet centre, with offices and meeting rooms on the second floor.

The Official Plan permits institutional uses, such as places of worship, throughout the City; however, institutional uses must conduct a risk assessment before they can locate in an employment area. The applicant has conducted the risk assessment required by the Official Plan and is now asking the City to amend the Zoning By-law to allow the place of worship.

No neighbourhood meeting has been scheduled.

Written Comments:

No decisions about this application have been made yet. Staff are seeking input before making a recommendation to the Planning and Development Committee of Council to either approve or refuse the application.

Submit comments by: March 26, 2018

to: Thomas Douglas, Thomas.Douglas@Burlington.ca, 905.335.7600, x7880

To access the webpage for this file please go to: 1160 Blair Rd

Property Address: 607 Dynes Road

Planning & Development Committee Meeting

This application was originally scheduled to come to the Feb. 6 P&D Committee of Council. That has been rescheduled as a result of three councilors unable to attend the meeting. The staff recommendation to approve a modified proposal will come to the April 10 P&D meeting.

Date: Tues. April 10
Time: 6:30pm
Location: City Hall, Council Chambers, 2nd Floor

All seven members of council sit on the P&D Committee and will ultimately make a decision on the proposal. Residents can Register as a Delegation to speak to committee for up to 10 minutes. Any recommendations from P&D will go to City Council April 23 for final approval. Delegations can speak up to 5 minutes at Council.

Recommendation:

The City of Burlington has received an application from DiCarlo Homes to amend the Official plan and rezone a portion of the property located at 607 Dynes Road as shown in the photo below.

The previous applications made by DiCarlo Homes requested amendments to the Official plan and Zoning Bylaw for property located at 607 Dynes Road to permit 23 townhouse units and 1 semi-detached dwelling for a total of 25 units on the site. The applicant has made several changes to the applications, and the current, revised proposal requests a 20 unit townhouse development on the property.

The lands are currently designated “Residential – Low Density” and zoned “R3.1”. The applicant is requesting that the lands be designated “Residential – Medium Density” and be rezoned to “Residential Medium Density with site specific exception (RM2-478)”. In order to facilitate the development, the proposed zoning requires site specific exceptions, including setbacks, height and site-specific landscape buffers.

Burlington City staff have reviewed the revised application along with the comments received from the public and technical agencies to date. Staff are recommending approval of Official Plan and Zoning By-law amendments to implement the 20 unit townhouse proposal. The recommendation will be considered by the City’s Planning and Development Committee April 10.

Read the staff report: PB-12-18 Recommendation Report – 607 Dynes Road. Visit the webpage for this file here: 607 Dynes

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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