Feedback is being sought from residents about Burlington’s mobility hubs — the new, complete neighbourhoods being built around the downtown and GO Transit stations.
“We are working toward a shared vision for each of the mobility hubs and the community’s input is vital in the development of the plans for these neighbourhoods,” said chief planner and director of city building Mary Lou Tanner.
A mobility hub is a location with several transportation options and a concentrated point for a mix of uses such as transit, employment, housing, recreation and shopping.
Mobility hubs will be neighbourhoods that are environmentally friendly, infrastructure-efficient, walkable, bikeable and transit-oriented.
In Burlington, the mobility hubs will be planned and developed near the Aldershot, Burlington and Appleby GO stations as well as in the downtown.
A series of public meetings are being held as the city presents a preferred concept following input last June.
The recommended concept will show, at a high level, where building heights and forms in the downtown could be located.
Residents are encouraged to share their thoughts about the concept, which will be used to help inform a discussion about the proposed concept at a workshop with city council on Sept. 28.
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Downtown Mobility Hub – Preferred Concept Public Meeting
Date: Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Art Gallery of Burlington, Shoreline Rotary Room, 1333 Lakeshore Rd. W
Burlington GO and Aldershot GO Mobility Hubs
As part of the next phase of the mobility hubs project for Burlington GO and Aldershot GO, proposed concepts for each hub will be presented on Sept. 6 and 13 respectively. The proposed concepts will show where and how future growth in the area of Burlington GO and Aldershot GO could be accommodated over the long term.
The input gathered will be used to help develop a preferred concept for each of the Mobility Hubs, to be considered by council in December.
Burlington GO Mobility Hub – Draft Concepts Public Meeting
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017
Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Holiday Inn, Harvester Hall, 3063 South Service Rd.
Aldershot GO Mobility Hub – Draft Concepts Public Meeting
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: East Plains United Church, Peart Hall, 375 Plains Rd. E.
Appleby GO Mobility Hub
A public meeting to gather input about proposed concepts for the Appleby GO Mobility Hub will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at Appleby Ice Centre, Multi-Purpose Room, 1201 Appleby Line.
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- Once approved, the area-specific plans created through the mobility hub studies will be adopted as part of the city’s new Official Plan.
- In Halton Region, the population is expected to grow from 530,000 to one million people by 2041. The Province of Ontario’s provincial growth plan, Places to Grow, mandates the City of Burlington plan for a population of 193,000 by 2031.
- Planning for intensification of the Mobility Hubs supports the city’s four strategic directions outlined in its 25-year strategic plan —a city that grows, a city that moves, a healthier and greener city and an engaging city.