Here’s How the City of Burlington is Addressing Development
Over-intensification and development have been major issues in the City of Burlington for quite some time.
These issues, however, are not going unnoticed by the city's new Mayor, Marianne Meed Ward.
Meed Ward issued a statement today (Jan. 25) that highlights how the city is planning to address development.
In the statement Meed Ward announced that she will be bringing forward a motion to re-examine the policies of the city's official plan that was adopted, though not officially approved, in April of 2018. According to the statement, the Halton Region recently identified areas of non-conformity.
Matters of height and density will be reviewed in the motion.
The goal of this motion is to gain the time needed to address the issues highlighted by the Region.
The motion, according to the statement, will also provide clarity to staff and to Burlington residents that city staff are not to use the adopted 2018 plan in evaluating current or new development applications.
The existing official plan is still in full legal force and effect.
"Multiple analyses by staff in assessing development applications, downtown in particular, have made it clear we do not need to over-intensify in order to meet our obligations under the places to grow legislation," Meed Ward said in the statement.
A timeline regarding this motion will be discussed at the next committee meeting.
- Two Suspects Sought Following Cheese Wheel Theft at Fortinos in Burlington
- Police Investigating Alleged Assault at Walmart in Milton
- 18 Restaurants That Will Give You Free Food On Your Birthday Near Halton
- Big Changes are Coming to the Burlington Pedestrian Bridge
- PHOTOS: Ford Drive Road Closure After Truck Rollover
- VIDEO: ONE on ONE with Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward
- This 20-Unit Townhouse Development has Been Approved in Burlington
- OMB Sides With City of Burlington in Development Appeal
- More Development Changes Could be Coming to Burlington
- Here’s How the New Burlington Mayor Elect is Planning to Protect the City