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Burlington City Council Passes Recommendations from Jan. 14 and Jan. 16 CPRM Committee Meetings

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If you missed our Burlington City Council meetings on Monday, Jan. 27 and Thursday, Jan. 30, here are some of the highlights of what we did — for a full recap of all the recommendations carried by Council from the Jan. 14 and Jan. 16 Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility (CPRM) Committee meetings, please click the links:

INTERIM CONTROL BYLAW LAND-USE STUDY — Community Planning Department report, moved by Ward 5 Councillor Paul Sharman at committee. (Discussed at Jan. 14 committee meeting and voted on at Jan. 30 council meeting.)

Amended Motion from Council meeting — Moved by: Ward 2 Councillor Lisa Kearns / Seconded by: Ward 3 Councillor Rory Nisan

Deem that no further notice is required in respect of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment in accordance with Section 34 (17) of the Planning Act concerning a change to a proposed by-law made after the holding of the public meeting; and

  • Receive the Interim Control By-law Land Use Study report prepared by Dillon Consulting as amended and attached as Appendix B to supplementary staff memo dated January 30, 2020  to community planning department report  PL-01-20; and
  • Approve the proposed Official Plan Amendment as amended attached in Appendix D to supplementary staff memo dated January 30, 2020 to community planning report PL-01-20; and
  • Approve the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment as amended attached in Appendix E to supplementary staff memo dated January 30, 2020 to community planning report PL-01-20; and

Direct the Executive Director of Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility to consider the following modifications to the proposed Official Plan Amendment:

  • For clarity, any policies that reference growth in the MTSA’s should also include reference to the overall MTSA typology which differentiates the characteristics between downtown and the GO station MTSA’s;
  • Policies that address urban design and public realm should identify street trees, street furniture and public art as key elements of the public realm;
  • Opportunities to strengthen compatibility policies and the built form transitions to surrounding areas;
  • Policies that identify innovative sustainable energy, water, landscape and waste management practices should address mitigating the impacts of climate change, sustainable development practices and green infrastructure.

Carried unanimously by Council.

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TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT THE DOWNTOWN PRELIMINARY PREFERRED CONCEPT — Community Planning Department report, moved by Ward 2 Councillor Lisa Kearns at committee. (Discussed at Jan. 16 committee meeting and voted on at Jan. 27 council meeting.)

Receive the report titled “Taking a Closer Look at the Downtown: Preliminary Preferred Concept“, January 2020, prepared by SGL Planning & Design and attached as Appendix A to community planning department report PL-02-20; and

Endorse the recommended concept (also referred to as the preliminary preferred concept) as discussed in community planning department report PL-02-20 and in the report titled “Taking a Closer Look at the Downtown: Preliminary Preferred Concept“, January, 2020, prepared by SGL Planning & Design (Appendix A)amended as follows:

  1. Exclude from endorsement, subject to the considerations in 2, the recommended concept for the lands identified as:
    1. Village Square Precinct V2 sub area; and
    2. Downtown East Precinct located east of Elizabeth Street and south of Lions Park, and the block bounded by John Street, Maria Street, Elizabeth Street, and James Street; and
  2. Direct the Executive Director of Community Planning, Regulation, and Mobility to consider the following during the development of policy modifications to the adopted Official Plan:
    1. appropriate built form;
    2. enhancement of transition provisions in the Downtown East Mixed-Use Precinct, to ensure an appropriate interface with the areas to both the east and the north;
    3. enhancement of provisions to protect the existing character and streetscape of the Downtown East Mixed-Use Precinct, with particular attention to the pedestrian experience on Elizabeth Street;
    4. appropriate built form in the V2 area of Village Square Precinct, with appropriate performance standards to avoid or mitigate potential impacts from new development on the existing low-rise buildings on Martha Street and existing low-rise buildings west of Pearl Street;
    5. policy or mapping-based solutions to acknowledge, protect, and enhance existing community institutions or other private organizations that provide public services or amenities; and
  1. Recognize the need for a transportation corridor through the Mid-Brant Precinct without presupposing that it must be a road, to allow consideration of the appropriate function of the new transportation corridor during the block planning exercise; and
  2. Direct the Executive Director of Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility to consider, during the development of policy modifications to the adopted Official Plan, enhancement of transition provisions in the Upper Brant Mixed-Use Precinct north of Ghent Avenue to ensure an appropriate interface with the established neighbourhoods to the east; and

Direct the Director of Community Planning to prepare detailed modifications to the Adopted Official Plan to implement the recommended concept as discussed in community planning department report PL-02-20 and in the report titled “Taking a Closer Look at the Downtown: Preliminary Preferred Concept“, January, 2020, prepared by SGL Planning & Design (Appendix A).

Carried unanimously by Council.

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— Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward

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