This Residential Development May Not See the Light of Day in Burlington


Overdevelopment, and development in general, has been a huge concern for many Burlington residents for the past couple of years. So, some residents may be happy to read that one specific development may not see the light of day in the city.

An official plan amendment was proposed for the city.

If approved, this would have permitted the development of a six-storey residential building. The building, according to a recent notice from the city, would have consisted of 162 units at a density of 258 units per hectare.

The site location of the proposed development was 1085 Clearview Ave., and 1082, 1086, and 1090 St. Matthew's Ave.

However, on July 15, 2019, council decided to refuse the proposed amendment.

"The reasons for council's refusal are that the proposed building massing and site design of the development does not represent a compatible transition to the established residential neighbourhood, and that the proposed building does not contribute to high quality urban design and an enhanced public realm along Masonry Court," reads a notice from the city.

However, residents who wish to do so can file an appeal regarding this decision. The appeal must be filed to the city of Burlington, and sent to the attention of the city clerk.

Mailing address for filing a notice of appeal:

The City Clerk

The Corporation of the City of Burlington

426 Brant St.

P.O. Box 5013

Burlington, Ontario L7R 3Z6

Telephone: 905-335-7481

Fax: 905-335-7675

The last day to file an appeal is August 14, 2019.

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