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Public open house Nov. 19 for proposed development 401-417 Martha St

You are invited to a public open house to review and comment on proposed plans for an 11-storey, 132 unit development on assembled land from 401-417 Martha St. in downtown Burlington:

DATE:     Mon. Nov. 19
TIME:     6:30-8:30 pm
PLACE:   Burlington Lions Club, 471 Pearl St.

This is a first step in the development application process. The developers, Landform Development Group, are meeting with the community before filing an application. Once an application is filed, additional public meetings will be held and a dedicated city webpage will be opened with links to all supporting documents and studies.

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.

The best decisions are made when elected representatives tap the wisdom of our community members, and welcome many different perspectives.This site allows residents to comment and debate with each other; our Commenting Guidelines established in 2016 aim to keep debate respectful.

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  1. I wish that I had opened the letter we received earlier! The building looks beautiful and hope that things move along quickly. Unlike the other person that commented, I don’t mind the new high rise buildings. It’s more the construction phase I dislike. But logically that part has to happen. Once finished they look great. Anyways. Hoping to live there one day! Disappointed that I missed the open house. Good luck!

  2. I will always be opposed to tall buildings in our core….they belong on the transit line (fairview). Don’t take away our small town feel….Burlington will become another Hamilton.

    • I see what you are saying. But the Fairview area isn’t as appealing to live in. Our downtown core is amazing and living downtown (which I have for years) everything is just a walk away! I love that. And I love watching the fireworks from my 9th floor apt!

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