What Do You Want to See Near GO Stations in Burlington?
Burlington residents are being asked to provide input what they’d like to see near three GO station mobility hubs at a series of upcoming open houses.
“The city is committed to working with the community to create a shared vision for the future of the neighbourhoods around the Aldershot, Appleby and Burlington GO stations,” said deputy city manager Mary Lou Tanner.
“As we move towards developing a final area-specific plan for each hub, we need to hear from the community, the good and the bad.”
City staff will be presenting a draft precinct plan for each of these hubs at three open houses after receiving feedback from the community over the last year about high-level draft concepts for the Aldershot, Appleby and Burlington GO Mobility Hubs.
The draft precinct plans provide a vision for the neighbourhood around each Mobility Hub, including directions on future development, residential, commercial and employment land uses, building heights, urban design, open spaces, parks and more.
“We want to know what they like and don’t like about the draft precinct plans,” said Tanner.
“This feedback is crucial in the development of the plans for these neighbourhoods.”
Here are the drop-in open house dates:
Burlington GO Mobility Hub
Wednesday, May 2 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Holiday Inn (Halton Hall), 3063 South Service Rd.
Aldershot GO Mobility Hub
Thursday, May 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
East Plains United Church, 375 Plains Rd. East
Appleby GO Mobility Hub
Thursday, May 10 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Appleby Arena (Multi-Purpose room), 1201 Appleby Line
Input shared by the public on the draft precinct plans will be used to inform the development of an area-specific plan for each mobility hubs.
To contact city staff from the Mobility Hubs office, please call 905-335-7600, ext. 7402 or email mobilityhubs [at] burlington [dot] ca.
A FEW QUICK THINGS
In the proposed new Official Plan, only five per cent of Burlington will see growth. Most of this growth is targeted to the Mobility Hubs, the areas around the city’s GO stations and in downtown Burlington.
Burlington’s population is growing. The 2016 Census data shows Burlington grew by 7,535 people between 2011 and 2016 - a 4.3 per cent overall growth rate.
In Halton Region, it’s anticipated the population will grow from 530,000 to one million people by 2041.
Source: City of Burlington