City of Burlington seeks input on Major Transit Station Areas

By Staff

October 12th, 2021

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Burlington you know today is going to be a lot different in a decade – the major development will take place around the GO Stations.

Concept drawing for the development proposed on Fairview at Drury Lane – next to the Burlington GO station

The City of Burlington is continuing to seek input from the community about the Aldershot, Appleby and Burlington GO Major Transit Station Areas (MTSAs) through upcoming virtual meetings hosted by City planning staff.

The City is developing Area-Specific Plans (ASPs) for Burlington’s three Major Transit Station Areas to create a vision for future growth. The goal is to build complete communities close to transit, services and amenities by locating more people and jobs within about a ten-minute walk of the GO stations.

This will allow more people to live, connect, work and play in Burlington’s existing urban area, while protecting the city’s natural heritage and agricultural systems from urban expansion. The focus on development near transit will also help the City respond to climate change by providing more sustainable options for travel.

Building on work that was started with the Mobility Hubs Study in 2017-19, preliminary preferred precinct plans, policy and zoning directions for Burlington’s MTSAs have been developed for public input. Public feedback, findings from technical studies, and planning analysis will be used to develop recommended preferred precinct plans for endorsement by City council.

Once endorsed, the preferred precinct plans will be used to develop Area-Specific Plans (ASPs), which will define the City’s vision for guiding future development in the MTSAs based on land use, building heights and urban design considerations. Once approved by Halton Region, the ASPs will be implemented through the City’s Official Plan and Zoning By-law.

Residents and stakeholders can attend one or all four virtual Public Information Centres to get more information and learn about the project:

  • Aldershot GO MTSA
    Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Burlington GO MTSA
    Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Appleby GO MTSA
    Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2021, 7 to 9 p.m.
  • All MTSAs
    Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, 7 to 9 p.m.

The survey will close in the near future

Zoom links and call in numbers to join the meetings, visit getinvolvedburlington.ca/mtsa.

This page also contains project Background Report and detailed study area boundary maps, an online workbook to share feedback and an option to subscribe for project updates. Residents can connect with MTSA staff at mtsa@burlington.ca or 905-335-7642.

Heather MacDonald, Executive Director of Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility said:  “Burlington is in a new phase of city-building with future growth occurring mainly through intensification within the existing urban area. We are reaching out to residents to hear their thoughts on Area-Specific Plans (ASPs) for our city’s three Major Transit Station Areas (MTSAs) while we work to prepare them. This feedback is integral to create a vision for future growth with complete communities close to GO Stations. We want more people to be able to live, connect, work and play in Burlington, while making sure we protect the city’s natural heritage and agricultural systems from urban expansion.”

Links and Resources

getinvolvedburlington.ca/mtsa

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