Smaller than planned, another tower approved for Burlington


Published March 21, 2024 at 5:01 pm

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Original design for 1026 Cooke Boulvevard in Burlington.

A residential tower has been approved for an area of Burlington that will eventually see even more intensification.

The project for 1026 Cooke Boulevard near Waterdown Road and Plains Road East calls for 24 stories with living units of various sizes for the property that currently houses a small business complex.

While the building will proceed, it will be a scaled-down version of what the developer had originally intended.

Initial plans called for 29 stories with 335 living units but City of Burlington planners believed a building of that size was too big for the neighbourhood and asked that it be scaled back to 22 floors. Twenty-four stories were settled on when City councillors pushed for a compromise.

With the changes it has not been determined how many housing units will be now included in the project.

As well, because the building will be smaller than planned, there has been no mention of how it will affect its original unique design.

Unlike other towers going up across the city that many complain are cut from the same mould, the Cooke Rd. project initially featured a sweeping three-dimensional design on the outer surface along with a multi-storied podium.

The building will ultimately be one of many that will change the look of the neighbourhood as it will be located near the Aldershot GO station which has been targeted for more housing intensification in the years to come.




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