We're Growing in Place is the City of Burlington's Official Plan review project.
An Official Plan is a statutory document required by the Province that describes a city's land-use strategy over the next 20 years. The Official Plan review will address the challenges and opportunities of planning and building our future city. The conversation has started - find out where we are now.
Official Plan Review Update #9
Oct. 21, 2013
Get the latest information on the Official Plan Review from this update report to council.
Mobility Hubs Opportunities and Constraints
On September 10, 2013 a public visioning session was held at the Burlington Arts Centre. If you were unable to attend the meeting or are interested in providing further feedback please follow the links below:
Please check back to this site for a summary of the event and to learn about future events.
Commercial Strategy Study
Two stakeholders meetings were scheduled on September 12, 2013 (City-wide and Downtown), to inform the business community on the progress of the Commercial Study and to receive feedback on the preliminary findings and strategic recommendations of the Study.
A summary of the principal points of discussion identified by the stakeholder attendees at the two sessions is provided here.
Online Forum – NOW CLOSED!
From June 14 to September 1, 2013, the City hosted an online forum about the future of commercial land use planning in Burlington.
We thank you all for your participation and for sharing your ideas!
Your ideas and comments will inform Phase Two of the Commercial Study and help develop policy options and design recommendations for better integrating commercial uses within the community.
If you would like to learn more about what commercial land uses are and how they relate to the Official Plan Review, click here.
Hwy 403 & Waterdown Rd
On May 13, the City held a public meeting to discuss current & emerging issues and future opportunities for the area on the north side of Hwy 403 and west of Waterdown Road. More than 20 people attended the event.
A draft summary report prepared by City staff has been made available for public review and comment. The report includes a compilation of the input received and is available here. We kindly ask that participants provide comments on the summary report by Tuesday, July 2, 2013.
Employment Lands Study Draft Phase 2 Report – targeted Stakeholder Session
On March 19, 2013 the City invited targeted stakeholders to a presentation regarding the Employment Lands Study Draft Phase 2 Report and the Draft Employment Land Conversion Policies. Click here to learn more.
On January 19, the City hosted the Rural Summit at Kilbride Public School, as part of Burlington's Official Plan Review. We are happy to report that over 125 people attended the event. If you attended the Summit, please follow this link to fill out a feedback form!
A draft summary report prepared by the facilitators of the Rural Summit was made available for public review and comment. The report includes a description of the day and a compilation of the input received.
Thank you to those who provided comments on this draft summary report. All comments were incorporated into the finalized summary report, which is now available as part of the staff report PB-25-13, available here.
For more information on the Rural Summit, please click here.
Retail Shopping Online Survey - NOW CLOSED!
urbanMetrics inc. and The Planning Partnership have been retained by the City to undertake the OP Review Commercial Strategy Study.
An online survey regarding retail shopping was made available to collect information to support the development of the Commercial Strategy Study.
We thank you all for your participation this important research!
The findings of the online survey will be presented as part of the Commercial Strategy Study.