Another New Massive Development Could be Coming to Burlington


Another new massive development could be coming to the City of Burlington.

The potential development in question is an 11-storey, 132 unit, condominium building that would be located at 401 - 417 Martha St. downtown Burlington.

In this potential building there would be 12 one bedroom units, 27 one bedroom, plus a den, units, 48 two bedroom units, 40 two bedroom, plus a den, units, and five three bedroom units.

To accommodate the 132 units, the current plan outlines that there would be 135 residential parking stalls, four barrier-free parking stalls, and seven visitor parking stalls.

This development is being proposed by the Landform Development Group, however, no formal application has been submitted to the city yet.

On Nov. 19 there was a public open house where the Consultant Planner and Site Architect for this project presented their plans and answered questions about this project.

During the open house, the project representatives stated that the location of this site, which backs onto Rambo Creek, is good and that it would bring more residents downtown. However, some Burlington residents that attended the open house did not agree.

During the open house many attendees voiced their concerns.

A few of these concerns included the impact the development will have on Rambo Creek, shadows the development will create during the cooler months that will result in icy sidewalks, and the overall impact the development would have on traffic flow in the area.

Some attendees noted that the development seems to accommodate for families and millennials, but there doesn't seem to be any plans to accommodate for senior needs.

Other concerns that were raised included the number of visitor parking spaces, and the amount of bike parking spaces along with bike storage.

One attendee who voiced his concerns stated that this development is not in key with the current neighbourhood. The response to this statement was, for the most part, positive. After this was said, many other attendees started applauding.

This public meeting, however, was only the first step in the public process, but the Landform Development Group is in the process of preparing a proposal to present to the city.

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