Public gets first chance to hear about Burlington greenhouse redevelopment

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Published February 27, 2024 at 12:42 pm

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Members of the public will have the opportunity this week to hear about a redevelopment that could replace an old Burlington greenhouse.

The proposal calls for a mixture of townhouse units and an apartment on the site that has long been the home of Aldershot Greenhouses located between Aldershot Park and the CN rail line with entrances off of Gallagher Road and Enfield Road.

The developer has not yet put forward a formal application for the project but the meeting to be held on Thursday, Feb. 29 will give them a chance to share details of their plan and answer questions and seek feedback from the community.

The meeting takes place at 6:30 p.m. at East Plains United Church (375 Plains Road East). You can also attend the meeting via Zoom by visiting burlington.ca/1097gallagher.

Planned is a mixture of residential homes with 135 townhouses and an 8-storey building with 366 apartments. In total, there will be 501 housing units on the site.

In a recent interview with inhalton.com, Ward 1 Councillor Kelvin Galbraith said the current property owner has been considering a move for several years and the area is located near the transit corridor where much of the City’s new development will take place.

“Anything surrounding the GO station (in this case Aldershot) is being encouraged by the Province to intensify housing. This being nearby obviously follows that direction,” said Galbraith. “We’re seeing this all around the (GO stations), they are mostly high-rises this is the only new one that has townhouses and more low-rise development.”

Galbraith said despite the push for intensification, growth can sometimes move at a slow pace which helps ease change and can bring more community acceptance.

“People are shocked at change and initially resistant to it but it doesn’t come fast,’ he said. “A proposal like this is just a pre-application it could be eight to 10 years before a shovel is in the ground so it can be an amazingly slow process.

Other aspects of this development call for each townhouse to be supported with an individual driveway and garage parking.

Parking for 45 vehicles in the mid-rise building will be provided via an underground parking garage.

 

 

 

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