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Submit comments by Dec. 8 on request for two more floors on Saxony at Locust & Elgin

The city has received an application to amend the Official Plan and the Zoning By-law regulations for the property at the northwest corner of Locust Street and Elgin Street in downtown Burlington, known as the Saxony development. Residents will recall this project previously receive Draft Site Plan Approval for a 4 storey, 37 unit mixed use condominium development on this site.

The proponent is seeking a site specific amendment to the current DC-348 zoning of the subject property to increase maximum building height from 4 storeys, 37 units to 6 storeys, 61 units.

The project is proposed as a six (6) storey mixed-use building with commercial uses on the groundfloor and 61 residential units above on floors 2 to 6. The subject site is an assembly of three separate parcels including 452 to 454 Locust Street, 1437 Elgin Street and 1445 Elgin Street. The assembled property is 0.25 ha in area.

A notification was mailed to residents within the immediate area: 452 to 454 Locust St 1437 Elgin St 1445 Elgin St NotofPlngAppPrel

You are invited to submit written comments about the proposed development to the City of Burlington by Dec. 8. Please send them to Mark Hefferton at Please also copy me on your input, as this will help inform my own position on this matter

You can also mail comments to Burlington Planning and Building Department, PO Box 5013, 426 Brant St., Burlington, Ontario L7R 3Z6.

Your comments will be considered by the Planning Department when staff make a recommendation to the Planning & Development Committee of Council to approve or refuse the application. Your comments will form an appendix to a staff report about the proposed applications which will be posted on the City’s web site. Notice of the Planning & Development Committee public meeting to consider these applications will be sent to you later on.

The date for a neighbourhood meeting has not yet been set.

For more information visit the webpage for this project, where you can also view supporting documents submitted by the applicant, also provided below. Saxony 452 Locust

Supporting Documents

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