May 2020 Project Timeline and Process Update

08 May 2020

The “Taking a Closer Look at the Downtown” project (Scoped Re-examination of the Adopted Official Plan) has experienced delays due to COVID-19. Here is an updated project timeline. It includes opportunities for you to get involved through public engagement.

End of May 2020: The City will release:

  • the recommended policy changes for Downtown Burlington,
  • the associated staff report,
  • consultant report and
  • technical studies.

These documents will be posted on the project web page on Get Involved Burlington for public review.

July 2020: The City will share two more documents:

  • Financial Impact Analysis concerning the recommended policy modifications, and
  • Draft Downtown Burlington Placemaking and Design Guidelines for public review.

Aug. 28, 2020: Anyone with comments on these documents should submit their comments to the project team by Aug. 28 so the project team has time to consider the feedback in advance of the Sept. 30 Committee meeting.

Sept. 30, 2020: City Council will review all reports at a public meeting of the Community Planning, Regulation, and Mobility Committee on Sept. 30. This meeting will include a presentation from City staff and the project consultants, and opportunities for the public to delegate.

Oct. 7, 2020: Council will consider the Sept. 30 recommendations at a Special Council meeting on Oct. 7.

For more information, including information about the recent letter from the Province on the Downtown Major Transit Station Area and Mobility Hub, refer to the memo in the Council Information Package of May 7, 2020 by visiting the Council Information Package web page, selecting the May 7, 2020 and scrolling to page 13 of the package.

Stay tuned to the project web page on Get Involved Burlington for the upcoming release of documents, and any other project updates.

Questions and comments can be directed to the Project Team

  • by email: newop@burlington.ca
  • by phone: 905-335-7600, ext. 7787 - Leave a message and staff will call you back during business hours. Staff are monitoring voicemail and will respond as soon as possible.
  • by mail:

Alison Enns
Community Planning Department
426 Brant St.
P.O. Box 5013
Burlington, ON L7R 3Z6

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