Next week, the City of Burlington is starting a study that affects the future of our waterfront and I am asking everyone in Burlington to get involved.
The Brant and Lakeshore planning study commences on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. It will consider what should be located on the property at the foot of Brant Street that is currently home to the Waterfront Hotel.
The owner of the property – Burlington 2020 Lakeshore Inc. — is interested in redeveloping the site. As such, the City’s Official Plan, which is the guiding planning document for Burlington, requires the City to complete a master plan for this area.
This master plan is critically important, as this site is prime waterfront land surpassing anything found in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area in natural beauty and access.
As Mayor, I am very concerned about the impact any redevelopment could have on our waterfront. Continue reading
Mayor Rick Goldring recently spent a morning learning more about city tree maintenance programs with Barbara Rabicki, Manager of Forestry Operations with the City of Burlington, and a team of forestry staff.
Committee and Council Meetings
Agendas, minutes and videos on standing committee and council meetings, as well as agendas and reports for upcoming meetings, are available online.
Committee of the Whole – Monday, May 1 at 1 p.m.
Planning and Development Committee – Tuesday, May 2 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Committee of the Whole – Workshop – Thursday, May 4 at 1 p.m.
Burlington City Council – Monday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Committee of the Whole – Monday, May 29 at 1 p.m. and/or 6:30 p.m.
Planning and Development Committee – Tuesday, May 30 at 1 p.m. and/or 6:30 p.m. Continue reading
The City of Burlington is excited to have a draft new Official Plan, called Grow Bold, which the Planning Department will soon be taking out to the community for further consultation.
The Official Plan is a document that contains the City’s plans for growth and development. It has been designed to recognize that Burlington is changing how it grows. Along with that, it outlines strategies for the challenges we face and a vision to 2041.
How are we changing the way we grow?
The fact is that we have no new areas or greenfield land to build more communities like Alton and Orchard, so we need to accommodate new residents and jobs with redevelopment of our existing land with higher densities. This intensification is carefully planned to occur in areas that are specifically identified in the Official Plan.
The Official Plan identifies four mobility hubs as focal points for higher density and mixed use development that will accommodate a significant share of the city’s future population and employment growth. These hubs include downtown Burlington and the areas around our three GO stations. Continue reading
Media release from Office of the Mayor
Burlington, Ont. — April 5, 2017 — Mayor Rick Goldring’s Inspire Burlington Speakers’ Series and the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee present Inspire Burlington: Millennial Entrepreneurial Success on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7 p.m. at the Royal Botanical Gardens David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden, 1185 York Blvd. Continue reading
Minister and Burlington MPP Eleanor McMahon speaks with the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee at the March meeting.
Guest blog by Mark McGuire and Chris Ritsma, Co-Chairs of the Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee.
Mayor Rick Goldring’s Millennial Advisory Committee met for their March meeting at Burlington City Hall. The committee welcomed Burlington’s Member of Provincial Parliament, Hon. Eleanor McMahon who is also Ontario’s Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Sport. Continue reading