Townhouse development would be built around Burlington heritage home


Published May 6, 2024 at 3:55 pm

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A conceptional image of what the Walkers Line development will look like.

A proposal to build townhouses along a major Burlington street will incorporate a heritage home at the site.

The plan for the properties at 490, 496, and 508 Walkers Line calls for 17, three-storey townhouse units at the location.

The heritage house will be flanked by four townhouse units to the south and five units to the north with frontage along Walkers Line.

In addition, a second row comprised of eight townhouses will be located at the site and behind the existing homes with frontage onto a new internal road

The plan is in the pre-development application phase and will go to a public meeting for comment.

The heritage home that will be preserved was built in 1913 by John Henry Walker on a parcel of land that had been in the family since 1816. The Walker family were prominent residents in the area having settled in what was then Nelson Township. Walkers Line is named after the family.

Along with the connection to the Walker family, the house has design significance as well. It was built in the in the Queen Anne-style that was popular at its time and much of the detailing was done through the intricate work of craftsmen.

As for the new proposal, if it comes to fruition, the development will be accessed from Walkers Line and each townhouse will have two parking spaces including a garage. There will be six visitor parking spaces. As well, a common landscaped area will be created for the use of residents along the western property line between the proposed townhouse units and existing homes on Rothesay Place.

The public meeting will take place May 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom.

To participate online follow this link:
Webinar ID: 810 5357 5139
Passcode: 489954
To participate by Telephone: 647-374-4685

The meeting will provide an opportunity for the developer to present an overview of the proposal and gather input from the community before submitting any formal development


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This heritage home will remain at the development site.

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