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Community open house June 27 to hear developer’s plans for 849 and 855 Brant St

The public is invited to an open house Wed. June 27, 7pm, at the Burlington Public Library to hear plans for redevelopment of 849 and 855 Brant Street (between Maplewood and Fairview) for 91 four-storey stacked townhouses with 137 parking spaces below grade, and five above. The project would require both an Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment. The meeting is hosted by the applicants,TRG (Brant-Fairview), an affiliate of The Rosseau Group, to seek public input prior to filing an application. I will be in attendance.

To read the public notice invitation visit: Community Consultation Notice Final V2

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

A Better Burlington began in 2006 after my neighbours said they felt left out of city decisions, learning about them only after they’d been made.

As journalist for 22 years, I thought “I can do something about that” and a website and newsletter were born. They’ve taken various forms and names over the years, but the intent remains: To let you know what’s happening at City Hall before decisions are made, so you can influence outcomes for A Better Burlington.

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  1. As I wrote several times on this forum – but let me repeat it once again: The Official Plan and the City Bylaws are a worthless pieces of paper since every single project!! is going through an Amendment procedure. Why to bother issuing those documents at all? And let me guess: the Amendment will be approved and a new Site Specific Bylaw will be issued. For the same above reason attending public meetings or open houses is simply a terrible waste of time.
    But anyway; thanks Marianne for keeping us informed. Thanks for all the great job you are doing. It looks like you are the only one thinking like us.

  2. Someone has to stop the madness – now they want to pull down an apartment building to building another?? WTF!!! Need your take on this one

What's your take?





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