*UPDATE: Millcroft Greens is hosting a pre-application consultation meeting on March 23.
**Please see below a joint statement issued by Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and Ward 6 Councillor Angelo Bentivegna that was issued on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. To view the statement as a PDF please click this link: Statement from Burlington Mayor and Councillor – Millcroft Golf Club.
Burlington, Ont. — Feb. 20, 2020 — Some residents in the immediate vicinity of Burlington’s Millcroft Golf Club have received a notice from property owner Millcroft Greens Corporation outlining an intent to redesign parts of the golf course and develop small parcels of land for residential uses. Millcroft Greens (millcroftgreens.com) is a joint partnership between the Millcroft Golf Club and Argo Development Corporation. The partnership was created with a mandate to continue to operate an 18-hole golf course while introducing select parcels of land for new development.
The property owner has noted for reasons related to safety and the length of the course, it would like to reduce the size of the playing area.
It is our understanding that Millcroft Greens met with selected residents earlier this week and that this meeting was an introductory conversation about their preliminary plans with the community. This was an invite-only meeting that I and Ward 6 Councillor Angelo Bentivegna did not attend.
Separately, Millcroft Greens met with me and Councillor Bentivegna, along with city staff, to provide an overview of its preliminary concept.
The City of Burlington has not received a development application from Millcroft Greens for this property and has not even held a pre-consultation meeting to discuss a proposal. A second neighbourhood meeting with the community will be required by the City before any applications are submitted. At this second meeting, City staff will be able to provide details about application requirements and conditions, and Millcroft Greens will collect feedback that can be used to inform any future development applications. This meeting will be taking place on Monday, March 23.
Once a development application is submitted to the City, it will trigger a formal process that includes additional public engagement prior to any Council decision.
Any property owner has the legal right to submit an application and the City has a legal obligation to process any applications submitted. City staff review and make recommendations to Council to either approve, modify or deny the development proposal.
Input from the public is always welcomed and considered throughout the application process.
We will continue to update the community throughout this process, including once details for a general public meeting are finalized. Formal notice of that meeting will be mailed out to all homeowners in the vicinity of the golf course.
Mayor Marianne Meed Ward & Ward 6 Councillor Angelo Bentivegna
City of Burlington
Media Contact: John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Burlington Staff Contact (for planning-related inquiries): Kyle Plas, Senior Planner, Department of City Building, City of Burlington, Email: email@example.com
*Posted by John Bkila, Mayor’s Media and Digital Communications Specialist