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Neighbourhood Open House on October 24th – 4063 Upper Middle Road


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Pinemeadow Park Community Meeting – Your input is needed

Update on Pinemeadow Park – Natural Playground Opportunity

Natural Playground

Community Meeting – Sept. 30

A community meeting will take place on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10 – 11 a.m. at Pinemeadow Park. Come out to show your support for this project. City staff will be running a pop-up n’ play program for children for parents who wish to take part in the meeting.

In the event of rain, the meeting will be held at Angela Coughlan Pool.

For more information, contact Denise Beard, Manager of Community Development, at denise.beard@burlington.ca and follow the existing community facebook group at www.facebook.com/BurlingtonNaturalPlaygrounds.

A group of residents looking to construct a natural playground at Pinemeadow Park was successful at securing $5000 from the city to assist them in developing a natural playground.

There is an opportunity to expand the natural playground and add a water element into the project, thanks to a potential donation from a private foundation but a show of community support is needed. The funder needs to see community is willing to assist in the design and build of certain aspects of the playground.

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Development Update re: 4853 Thomas Alton Blvd.

I wanted to let residents know that a pre-hearing date has been set by the Ontario Municipal Board. This has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at City Hall, 426 Brant Street, Burlington in Room 305.

Official notice of the hearing will be circulated by the appellant in accordance with the Board’s rules.

How to attend:
This pre-hearing is open to the public and no pre-registration is required.

Staff report regarding Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment Applications for 4853 Thomas Alton Boulevard (PB-100-16) was considered at the Development and Infrastructure Committee on December 13, 2016.  After much debate I brought forward a motion to refuse the development.  At the City of Burlington Council meeting on Dec. 19, 2016, Council passed the following recommendation to refuse the development proposal.

  • Refuse the application for Official Plan Amendment to modify the “Residential-High Density – Site Specific Policy” affecting 4853 Thomas Alton Boulevard to permit a residential development consisting of traditional townhouses, stacked townhouses, and apartments with a maximum density of 305 units per hectare and maximum height of 19 storeys; and
  • Refuse the application for amendment to Zoning By-law 2020 to rezone lands at 4853 Thomas Alton Boulevard to permit two (2) 19 storey apartment buildings, 21 traditional townhouses, and 150 stacked townhouse units.

While I believe that many of the improvements and modifications made by the developer were good for the Alton community, I had hoped and expected the applicant to reduce the tower height, but unfortunately this was not the case. In essence, it was the no reduction of height that formed my decision to refuse.

For more information and link to reports please click on link: http://www.burlington.ca/en/services-for-you/4853-thomas-alton-boulevard.asp

Despite this, there was one good outcome of this planning event which was that staff have agreed to review the traffic concerns in Alton.  This will help to address traffic in a more robust fashion and I expect a plan for traffic calming and improved traffic flow will result.

I will provide more information as it becomes available.


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Public Information Centre Meeting for Traffic Calming

Residents are invited to join me and staff to attend a drop in Public Information Centre scheduled for March 9, 2017 at the Haber Recreation Centre, 3040 Tim Dobbie Drive from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. There is no formal presentation at this meeting. Residents will have an opportunity to discuss the proposed traffic calming plan with staff to answer any questions and provide comments.

Please see links to letters and maps that were circulated.

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Ward 6 warranted 40km/h speed limit – Phase 2


Transportation Department has advised me that the following Ward 6 streets met the criteria for a reduced speed limit.
The required notification letters will be sent out this week and the signage will be installed by mid-spring.
  • Adventurine Avenue (entire length) at 40km/h
  • Jordan Avenue (entire length) at 40km/h
  • Tim Dobbie Drive (Thomas Alton Boulevard to Steeplechase Drive) at 40km/h
  • Vista Drive (entire length) at 40km/h
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