November 27, 2013
Burlington Progress Report, November 2013
Upcoming Committee Meetings
On November 13th, Milton Superior Court ruled in City of Burlington’s favour against the Burlington Executive Airpark. They ruled that the City’s site alteration by-law applies to the Burlington Airpark.
This is a significant decision for Burlington and for municipalities throughout Ontario.
I would like to thank the residents for their perseverance with this initiative, and our staff for working hard with all parties for this outcome.
Read the specific rulings and information on the decision posted online.
I am very pleased to let you know that IKEA’s move to the North Service Road is moving ahead with the approval of two staff reports by Burlington City Council, at its meeting on November 13, 2013.
This is an important step that not only accommodates the transportation needs of the IKEA project, but also provides a long term transportation solution for the city’s Prosperity Corridor. With the transportation issues addressed we can attract other employment land growth to this area.
Further details are available in the press release from November 14.
QEW Prosperity Corridor: Transportation and Improvements
Employment lands are critical to the economic and social viability of the city and its neighbourhoods. Last year, Council endorsed aggressive industrial/commerical growth targets that require us to focus on creating short and long-term development opportunities.