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jta5

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Proposed Development​

  • The proposal is for a mixed-use development that will consist of retail and service commercial uses at grade, offices, a banquet facility and restaurants, a 130-room hotel, and 557 residential apartments. These uses will be within two tall buildings (35 storeys and 30 storeys inclusive of a 5-storey podium).
 

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I hope that this project goes through. There is a lot of NIMBYism in Halton region but the area really needs the densification. These smaller GTA cities such as Burlington have so much development potential.
 

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The hieght factor is bound to happen even in this area! It will make the Burlington downtown skyline more impressive. When driving northwards towards Toronto on the Burlington skyway.
 

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Local news website Inhalton (which I feel is often anti-development/anti-densification in its coverage of stories) published a short article on the project yesterday. According to the article Burlington mayor Marianne Meed Ward holds the position that the citizens of Burlington are against the proposal. Link to the article is here

‘People don’t want it’ says Burlington mayor on proposed waterfront development​

Damon MacLean
Published September 23, 2021 at 11:58 am

The City of Burlington has 12 development applications pending and while many are contentious, the Waterfront Hotel seems to be creating a great deal of conflict despite the fact that a decision has not yet been made.

According to Mayor Marianne Meed Ward, the feedback she has received from the community is very straightforward.

“People don’t want it,” she said during an interview with inHalton.com.

“They do not want the redevelopment. They think it’s out of scale. They think it’s too high. They would either prefer all of it being purchased, if that were possible by the City, for parkland or a much-scaled back proposal.”

The proposed hotel is right next to Waterfront Park.

The mayor has emphasized that green space is the main community concern around this project.

“[People want to see] more green space and a scaled-back project so that they were loud and clear at the public meeting that we held that that was their vision for what should be on this property.”

When asked where she stands on the proposal, Ward said the City must review all the information it has.

“We have an obligation to objectively review all of the information.”

Meed Ward said that an application for the project has not yet been submitted to council. Once the application arrives, staff must review it and make recommendations. After that, council will examine it and ask the community to share any concerns.

A public meeting was recently held on the waterfront redevelopment and more are expected in the future.

Further information can be found on the city’s website.
 

UtakataNoAnnex

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Local news website Inhalton (which I feel is often anti-development/anti-densification in its coverage of stories) published a short article on the project yesterday. According to the article Burlington mayor Marianne Meed Ward holds the position that the citizens of Burlington are against the proposal. Link to the article is here
When one is elected by the people, doesn't mean they're always assumed to be speaking on behalf of the people...
 

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Im really surprised to see this proposal.

I filled out a survey right before covid that was asking residents what they wanted this site to become.

So I had assumed the land was owned by the city.

Didn't think a decision had been made.

While I'm am very in favour of development in downtown burlington, I had voted for this to be turned into parkland at least the western half of the site.

For me it would have meant a much better pedestrian gateway into the park could be created right at the end of Brant.
 

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The hotel is owned by Vrancor Group, which is likely the proponent for this redevelopment.
 

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