600 units could be coming to a development in Burlington

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Published November 21, 2022 at 12:56 pm

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Rendering via City of Burlington

A proposed Burlington development could transform two plazas into an apartment and townhouse complex with nearly 600 units.

The apartment and townhouse proposal from Coletara Development is for two properties at 1010 Downsview Dr. and 355 Plains Rd. E. in the Aldershot area.

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The properties sandwich Downsview Drive off Plains Road.

1010 downsview drive map

Currently, a one storey plaza occupies each of the properties.

Coletara wants to build an eight-storey mixed-use building with 141 residential units with a retail space on the ground floor along Plains Road East and 56 stacked townhouse units at the rear of 1010 Downsview Dr., according to a press release from the City of Burlington.

And the proposal at 355 Plains Road East (on the east side of Downsview Drive) is to develop two mid-rise buildings, nine-storeys and 11-storeys in height, connected by a six-storey lower building with a retail space along Plains Road East, and stacked townhouses at the rear of the property.

This would bring 347 apartment units and 40 stacked townhouse units along the rear of the property.

The proposal is for taller and denser buildings than the zoning allows.

Currently, a maximum height of six storeys is allowed for these properties. The developer would also like to increase the density from the maximum floor area ratio of 1.5:1 to floor area ratio of 2.07:1 and 4.48:1.

There are 262 parking spaces proposed at 1010 Downsview Dr. and 489 parking spaces proposed at 355 Plains Rd. E. This would be less parking than normally required for a development of this size.

The City of Burlington invites the public to a meeting on Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m. to hear more on the project. People can attend in-person at Burlington City Hall, council chambers, second-floor, 426 Brant St. or online at www.burlington.ca/calendar.

People who want to comment at the meeting must complete the online delegation registration form at www.burlington.ca/delegate.

To find out more or the send comments on the project, visit the website.

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