Burlington’s Tucker’s Marketplace may be torn down for new vet training facility, clinic


Published February 24, 2022 at 11:33 am

A proposal to tear down Burlington’s iconic Tucker’s Marketplace on the South Service Rd. and build a veterinary training facility and clinic will be discussed at an upcoming public meeting.

The three-story, modern facility will be located at 3110 S. Service Rd. and a few zoning amendments will be needed for the project to move forward.

The virtual public meeting is being hosted by Ruth Victor and Associates on Monday, Mar. 7, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Both Mayor Marianne Meed Ward and local councillor Shawn Stolte are expected to attend, along with officials from the City’s planning department.

P3 Veterinary Partners will be filing Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw Amendments to allow ancillary usage of 30 per cent of the gross floor area of a proposed three-storey building on the subject property for a veterinary clinic. Although the current bylaw only allows 15 per cent for that use, the proposed Burlington Official Plan suggests raising it to 30, so the plan would conform.

The proposed development consists of demolition of the existing Mother Tucker’s Marketplace and construction of a new three storey office building containing more than 5,000-sq.-m of floor area. A veterinary clinic will be located on the ground floor and will contain 1,500-sq.m of floor area. Training facilities for future veterinarians will be in the building and general office uses will be located on the second and third floors of the building.

For more information about the proposal or to join the Zoom meeting, visit the city’s website.

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