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Large turnout for proposed 27-storey condo across from City Hall

Statutory public meeting May 2

Over 100 residents came out to the Art Gallery of Burlington on March 28 to hear details of the proposed 27-storey condo development at Brant Street, James Street and John Street by Carriage Gate Homes (421 Brant St. Inc).

Notes from the meeting are available below. To view city staff’s and the applicant’s PowerPoint presentations, visit http://www.burlington.ca/en/services-for-you/421-431-brant-street.asp.

The next step in the process is for city staff to complete its review of the application and supporting documents, then prepare an information report to the City’s Planning & Development Committee, scheduled for:

Date:              May 2, 2017
Time:             6:30pm
Location:        Council Chambers, Level 2, 426 Brant Street

That staff report will be available after April 21 on the city calendar (select the meeting date to find agendas and reports).

Residents can attend the committee meeting and provide feedback to committee members (all members of City Council). No pre-registration is required but Registered Delegates will be heard first.

Meeting Notes March 28, 2017

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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  1. Common sense tells us all what is attractive to a downtown that everyone is wanting, is to leave the downtown historically quaint, boutiquey, with offices, banks, arts centre, gyms, etc. etc. and leave the high rise buildings 8 to 10 blocks away from the downtown/lakeshore areas. If there has to be residential, then make it townhouse, or no more than 4-6 stories high. Toronto is a blueprint of what we do not want!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If greed and money is what is dictating all this and the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed, then save your time and ours and just give a a lollypop to pacify. So much of this is just protocol to try and appease the people, when really our opinions are not considered. Bridgewater is an example. What a shame for ruining direct waterfront, never ever to be used for park, recreation, views, etc. etc. Having that go through, so high, and massive, tells me a lot of what the Burlington father’s think of any kind of future for Burlington.

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