29-storey building will change the look of a Burlington industrial area

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Published January 30, 2024 at 12:01 pm

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Original design for 1026 Cooke Boulvevard in Burlington.

A high-rise building with a unique design will alter the look of a Burlington industrial area if all goes according to plan.

The development calls for a 29-storey building at 1026 Cooke Blvd. near Plains Rd. E. that would bring 335 housing units.

A public meeting to discuss the proposal is planned for March 5.

The design of the building is one that stands out.

Unlike other towers going up across the city that many complain are cut from the same mould, the Cooke Rd. project features a sweeping three-dimensional design on the outer surface along with a multi-storied podium.

As well as the already mentioned amenities, 1026 Cooke St. will contain ground floor space for stores and offices and four levels of parking for tenant cars and bicycles.

The area is currently mostly industrial but other housing developments are also planned nearby. A multiple-tenant industrial unit currently stands at the site.

The design of the building has caught the attention of the construction community.

“The look is very striking,” a local planner told inhalton.com recently. “It doesn’t look like the rest of the buildings that you see rising in the city. It’s bold without being over-the-top and appears to be quite functional. If it gets approved it will turn an area that is quite dreary into one that could be very exciting.”

The project is still at the application stage and needs to go through several processes of approval before it can be built.

The meeting will take place at 9:30 a.m. using the hybrid model where people can participate in person at Burlington City Hall or remotely.

You can attend remotely at www.burlington.ca/calendar 

Requests to delegate to this hybrid meeting can be made by completing the online delegation registration form at www.burlington.ca/delegate, by submitting a written request by email to the Office of the City Clerk at [email protected] or by phoning 905-335-7600, ext. 7481 by noon the business day before the meeting is to be held.

 

 

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