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Construction at 421 Brant St. near Burlington City Hall Starting This Month

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Construction of the Gallery Condos and Lofts, a 23-storey building located across from Burlington City Hall at 421-431 Brant St., is expected to begin in early this month. Updates from the developer regarding the new building will be shared on the city’s website under Current Developments.

The site of the Gallery will take up the block bounded by Brant Street to the west, John Street to the east, James Street to the south and the CENTRO Gardens store to the north.

Demolition

Demolition of the existing buildings at 421-431 Brant St. was set to begin after Labour Day and will last approximately two weeks.

Sidewalk Access

During the demolition, for approximately two weeks, the sidewalk on the east side of Brant Street (between James Street and CENTRO) will be closed and a pedestrian walkway with jersey barriers will be installed. The pedestrian walkway will re-route pedestrian traffic through the existing on-street parking spaces, similar to the pop-up patio configuration used during the summer months outside the Pump House.

Once demolition is complete, the sidewalk will be re-instated for the duration of construction with covered hoarding and the on-street parking spaces will re-open.

Construction

Construction on the project is expected to begin later in September, with work to begin excavating planned for October. It is expected construction will last between two and three years.

For the duration of construction:

  • five on-street parking spaces on the south side of James Street will be closed;
  • the paint lines on James Street will be modified to allow for traffic; and
  • the west sidewalk on John Street will be closed and pedestrians will be redirected to the east sidewalk.

Please visit the city’s website for updates about the construction schedule. On that page, you will notice all development application projects for each ward listed in the column to the left.

MY TAKE:

Construction affecting our streets is never an easy thing, so I do ask our residents living in or driving through this area to please be patient and consider alternate routes. The City of Burlington does submit any public disruptions and/or construction sites to the Waze app in an effort to help our local commuters avoid areas that may slow down their drive around the city.

Stay up to date and informed on this project by clicking the links provided above in this post that will take you to the development project page on the City’s website.

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4 thoughts on “Construction at 421 Brant St. near Burlington City Hall Starting This Month”

  1. We are number 1 in the country because we build a city and don’t just look back at what once was. New construction brings more business to restaurants making this a vibrant city. Over the past few years downtown is now a place to go. Enjoy life.

  2. Kate and Richard Fisher

    We certainly agree with Phyl Donohue. The developer should be made to completely finish the Berkely (Carriage Gate) sidewalk AND adjacent lot before being allowed to start his new ugly eyesore. As residents of Maria and Elizabeth St. we are fed up with the mess, dust, and noise that we have had to endure for years.
    What happened to the promise to landscape the vacant lot?

  3. Having lived in Burlington all of my life, it is very disheartening to see more of our down town history being demolished for more huge buildings. These buildings will not only affect the water table but the shadow they will create over the neighbours will certainly impact life as we once knew it. We are losing too much of our heritage. The traffic congestion is another concern. There are too many people living here now. If they want these big condo buildings in Burlington build them up in a field in north Burlington.

  4. When will the corner of Maria and Elizabeth Streets bd cleaned up?? Take down the ugly eyesore construction fencing before creating more ugliness two blocks away. So incredibly frustrating!

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