Ward 2 - Engagement
Opportunities
Lisa Kearns l Councillor l Burlington.ca/Ward2
September 2021

Have your say!

We are always striving to do better and communications directly from our residents is the best way to get there. We need to hear from you. See below of a listing of upcoming public meetings and various surveys available to all residents.

There are very significant files coming forward for discussion and decision. I applaud our community members that are passionate about where they live and what they value. As always, I know we will have respectful dialouge and ensure all voices are heard.

As always, everyone welcome.
Statutory Public Meeting & Information Report
1134 and 1167 Plains Road East (Ward 1 and 2)
Sept. 7, 2021
9:30 a.m.

You are invited to attend a virtual Statutory Public Meeting under the Planning Act to consider the staff information report concerning applications received for 1134 and 1167 Plains Road East. As not all technical comments have been received, and given the complexity and scale of the applications, Burlington Community Planning Department staff will be recommending that Council direct staff to continue to review and process the applications.
Proposal:
  • Four mixed-use towers
  • Towers ranging in height from 22 to 35 storeys
  • 1,049 residential units
  • 1,219 parking spaces
  • Commercial space at grade
  • Density of 673 units per hectare

Read the notice to learn more including obtaining the Staff Report and Speaking at the meeting.
Statutory Public Meeting & Information Report
535-551 Brant Street
Sept. 7, 2021
1:00 p.m., continuing at 6:30 p.m. if required.

You are invited to attend a virtual Statutory Public Meeting under the Planning Act to consider the staff information report concerning an application received for 535-551 Brant Street. As not all technical comments have been received, and given the complexity and scale of the application, Burlington Community Planning Department staff will be recommending that Council direct staff to continue to review and process the application.


My comments: Residents are expressing frustration with this proposal for a number of reasons. A community group has been struck to voice their concerns. Please see their recent flyer. Click to enlarge.

It is important to note that Council members must review all technical documents and recommendation reports from Planning Staff and reserve any positions (in favour / not in favour) to their dialouge in council chambers.

Proposal:
  • Mixed-use development
  • 25-storey tower
  • 248 residential units
  • Overall height of tower is 85.75 m (281.33 ft)
  • Mechanical and rooftop outdoor amenity space
  • 253 parking spaces and bicycle parking
  • Additional 1,068 m2 of ground floor commercial

Read the notice to learn more including obtaining the Staff Report and speaking at the meeting.
More Information:
Pre-Application Community Meeting
2020 Lakeshore Road
Sept. 8, 2021
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

You are invited to attend a virtual Pre-Application Community Meeting to discuss a proposal to demolish the existing Waterfront Hotel Burlington building and replace it with mixed-use development.
Proposal:
  • Two towers, to include a 35-storey tower and a 30-storey tower
  • 557 apartments
  • 130-room hotel
  • 5-storey podium
  • Retail and service commercial use at-grade to include offices, a banquet facility and restaurants

Please read the notice to learn more including details on joining the meeting.

Participate On-Line via Zoom:
www.burlington.ca/2020lakeshore OR ZOOM LINK
Webinar ID: 936 7733 2408
Participate by Telephone:
1-647-374-4685 (audio only)

My comments:

It is important to note that Council members must review all technical documents and recommendation reports from Planning Staff and reserve any positions (in favour / not in favour) to their dialouge in council chambers.

AGENDA:

1. Welcome and Introductions;
2. Introductory comments by Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and Ward 2 Councillor Lisa Kearns;
3. City Planning Staff Presentation on the Planning Process (more information on the planning process can be found at www.burlington.ca/planningprocess);
4. Review of Waterfront Hotel Study;
5. Owner Presentation on the Development Proposal;
6. Comments and Questions & Answers with the public.
Statutory Public Meeting & Information Report
407 Martha Street
Sept. 14, 2021
6:30 p.m.

You are invited to attend a virtual Statutory Public Meeting under the Planning Act to consider the staff information report concerning applications received for 407 Martha Street. As not all technical comments have been received, and given the complexity and scale of the applications, Burlington Community Planning Department staff will be recommending that Council direct staff to continue to review and process the applications.
Proposal:
  • 11-storey residential building
  • 130 units, resulting in a density of 407 units per hectare
  • 167 vehicle parking spaces within four levels of underground parking
  • 88 bicycle parking spaces
  • Vehicular access to the site from Martha Street.
  • Indoor and outdoor common amenity area at the ground level and through terracing of the building

Read the notice to learn more including obtaining the Staff Report and speaking at the meeting.
Ward 2 Local Business Roundtable
Tuesday, Sept. 14
8:30 a.m.

Calling all Downtown Business to join in the Ward 2 Local Business Roundtable.

I continue to champion for our strong business presence in the Downtown. We have many owners and staff working and living within our neighbourhoods - keeping people invested in our community. This creates a great place to live and promotes culture and economic vibrancy.

E-mail Ward2@Burlington.ca for virtual meeting details.
Ward 2 Community Update Public Meeting
I'm excited to return to hosting in-person meetings and invite you to join me at my next Ward 2 Community Update Meeting:

Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021
Art Gallery of Burlington AGB, 1333 Lakeshore Road
7-8 p.m. Presentation
8-9 p.m. Q&A Session

The Agenda includes:
  • Covid-19 Update
  • City Hall News
  • Ward 2 Updates
  • Planning & Development
  • Our Community
  • Q&A Session

As always, everyone welcome.
Questions/concerns? Email Ward2@burlington.ca
All appropriate COVID-19 health protocols and measures will be in place.
Construction and Mobility Management Policy CMMP
We know construction can be disruptive, whether it is in your neighbourhood or along your daily commute. Through my advocacy, Council approved the CMMP in the Fall of 2019 to address construction impacts on sidewalks, cycling facilities, parking and streets.

It is now your turn. We want to hear from you about impacts you have had due to construction projects. Visit Get Involved Burlington and take the survey. The survey is available until Sept. 3, 2021.
Housing Strategy Survey
The City is looking for your feedback to help understand your experience finding a suitable, affordable, safe and accessible housing in Burlington through an online survey. Survey closes Sept. 3, 2021.
Integrated Mobility Plan
"Lived Experience Papers" Open for Comments
The City of Burlington is creating its first Integrated Mobility Plan (IMP) to guide how people and goods move in and through our community for years to come.

Anyone who lives in Burlington or travels to or through Burlington is invited to read and provide feedback on any or all five ‘Lived Experience Papers’. The five papers can be found at Get Involved Burlington and are available for comment until Sept. 7, 2021.
Park Improvements - Share Your Ideas
We are always open to suggestions for park improvements. This could include a new bench, bike rack, play area/feature, drinking fountain or seasonal washroom. Visit Get Involved Burlington where you can place your improvement suggestion on an interactive Park Improvement Map.
Which City Services are Important to You?
Work to determine the City of Burlington’s 2022 budget is underway. As part of the annual budget process, residents and businesses are encouraged to share their feedback about the municipal services most important to them, to help inform City Council’s decision making. 
 
To share input on which services are a priority, please complete an online survey at Get Involved Burlington. The survey is available until Sept. 30, 2021 and all feedback captured through the survey will be shared with Burlington City Council.

Key meeting dates for the 2022 Budget include:
  • Sept 22, 23, 28, and 30 - City Council workshops with presentations from each City service area
  • Nov. 3 - Corporate Services, Strategy, Risk and Accountability Committee Meeting: 2022 Budget overview report
  • Nov. 4 - 2022 Budget Virtual Town Hall
  • Nov. 30 and Dec. 2 - Corporate Services, Strategy, Risk and Accountability Committee Meeting: 2022 Budget review and approval
  • Dec. 14 - Meeting of Burlington City Council: City Council to consider approval of the proposed 2022 Budget
City Website Redesign
The City's website is being redesigned and modernized to make it easier for residents and visitors to find information, better navigate the site and access online services. From Sept. 7-20, residents will have the first opportunity to provide feedback into the redesign, visit Get Involved Burlington for up-to-date information on engagement opportunities.  
If you have any questions or require assistance, please contact my office at Lisa.Kearns@Burlington.ca

Keep well, stay calm, show kindness.

Lisa Kearns
Ward 2 Councillor
City of Burlington & Region of Halton
E-mail: Lisa.Kearns@burlington.ca or Ward2@burlington.ca

DIRECT CELL PHONE: 289-962-2679
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