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Two 8-storey condos, 177 stacked & back-to-back townhouses proposed for Bingo Hall plaza at 484-490 Plains Rd. E

National Homes is seeking an Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw amendment to permit the redevelopment of the Bingo Hall plaza at 484-490 Plains Rd. E. into two 8-storey apartments with 280 units, 995 sq m of ground floor commercial, and 117 stacked and back-to-back townhouses. The applications also propose 31 surface, 421 underground and 12 lay-by parking spaces.

The existing Mixed Use Corridor designation permits a maximum height of six storeys, a Floor Area Ratio of 1.5:1 and a maximum density of 51-185 units per hectare. The proposal would increase the height to 8 storeys, increase density to 216 units per hectare and increase the Floor Area Ratio to 2.14:1.

A number of documents were submitted in support of the application and can be viewed online below. Read the document circulated to agencies and departments for comment here: RC 484 to 490 Plains Rd E 5201417

Supporting Documents

A neighbourhood meeting has not yet been set, but dates and other materials will be posted on the city website dedicated to this application here: 484-490 Plains Rd E. Planning staff intend to complete a report on this application in Spring 2018. The project will be decided by a council vote.

To see other development applications in Ward One visit: Current Developments Ward 1

To see other development applications across the city visit: Current Developments City-Wide

Questions about the project can be directed to the planner on the file:

Planner on File

Name:Melissa Morgan
Mailing Address: 426 Brant St., Burlington, ON L7R 3Z6
Phone: 905-335-7600, ext. 7788



Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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  1. Our roads an infrastructure are woefully over capacity now. Each new dwelling will bring car (or two) on to the roads. Terminal gridlock is about 5 years away. We need a leadership team/local government that can take a step back, see the big picture, put the roads and infrastructure in first, then the development.

    • June, I can remember back in the 1960’s what a wonderful road ran through Aldershot as we drove by farms and nice homes on our way to Easterbrooks. Now it is so ugly and uninviting that when I drive to my parents’ grave in Woodland Cemetary I don’t stop and usually try to use Northshore Boulevard to avoid it altogether. Craven should be vilified for what he has advocated in his ward–this City will be much better off without him and a few more of his ilk.

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