Two more documents were recently released as we continue our work at the City of Burlington with respect to the Official Plan and our downtown. This report will be presented to the Community Planning, Regulation, and Mobility Committee on Wednesday, Sept. 30. Residents can register to delegate to speak at the Committee on the entire revised downtown plan. I encourage residents to provide input so we get as broad and balanced a perspective as possible along with the feedback we have heard from the development industry. The meeting will be live tweeted from my twitter account, as well as broadcast live, as always, online.
At this time, the City is sharing a first draft of the Placemaking and Urban Design Guidelines for public reference to help the public and Council better understand how Official Plan policies and guidelines can work together to guide development in Downtown Burlington.
There will be more opportunities for the public to be involved in developing the guidelines later in the fall. For now, the first draft of the guidelines is a reference to help you give feedback on the Official Plan policies.
- Fiscal Impact Analysis, Appendix 14 of PL-16-20
- DRAFT Downtown Burlington Placemaking and Urban Design Guidelines, Appendix 15 of PL-16-20
How to submit comments
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
- call 905-335-7600, ext. 7787
Leave a message and staff will call you back during business hours. Staff are monitoring voicemail and will respond as soon as possible.
- Mail to the attention of:
City of Burlington
Community Planning Department
426 Brant St. P.O. Box 5013 Burlington, ON L7R 3Z6
Additional reports and details can be found on the city’s Official Plan webpage.
This September, the project team will:
- release a new appendix with an update on the project and responding to comments received before Aug. 28.
- hold a virtual open house meeting where you can ask questions about the recommended policy modifications.
- present the recommendations to City Council at a special meeting of the Community Planning, Regulation, and Mobility Committee on Sept. 30, 2020. Anyone can delegate at this meeting.
On Oct. 7, City Council will make a decision on the recommendations. Council’s decision will then be sent to Halton Region to be included in the Region’s review of the overall adopted Official Plan.