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Caroline Street Redevelopment

546 Burlington Ave. Development

UPDATE: The Committee of adjustment meeting was postponed as a result of the developer failing to post notice of application on the site. Signs have now been posted and the new date set for February 8. — More info to come. Developer is applying to build 3 homes on what is currently 1 lot resulting in 3 […]


CONFIRMED — ZONE CHANGES WILL SET PRECEDENT On Saturday May 11 Marianne Meed-Ward hosted a meeting with St. Luke’s Precinct residents, City Planning and the Cameryn Lanes developer Maurice Desrochers as an opportunity for residents to review Desrochers’ revised townhouse development plans and express their opinions. A fantastic neighbourhood turnout was audience to two great questions […]

Evolution not Revolution

Why does Zoning equate to Character? A – Because so far in this precinct’s long and slowly evolved history, our single family detached ZONING has kept the scale, land use and pace of building within check; to that of single family homes built or renovated by residents one at a time with the intent to […]

It’s Simple

It’s not about the look of the development It’s not about aesthetic heritage … It’s about saying no to zone changes It’s about saying no to developments that wish to change zoning to suit their purposes which uses the neighbourhood for business. It’s about saying no to large scale constant construction, and, disruption of the […]

Voice your opinion

Meeting: City Hall, Room 305 Date: Saturday May 11, 2013 Time: 10 am Marianne Meed-Ward has organized a meeting with are residents and the developer to discuss the upcoming Cameryn Lanes development that is proposed for the Caroline Street between Burlington and Hager. This is your opportunity to express the impact of such developments that […]

Proposed Townhouse Development

A Threat to Burlington culture; our lifestyle, our history and self control In the heart of the St. Luke’s Precinct, a rich cultural neighbourhood in old downtown Burlington, an investor group lead by Maurice Desrochers of Burlington Furnished Rentals is planning on rezoning the area to redevelop the portion of Caroline Street between Burlington Avenue […]

Update – Jan 25, 2016
Public Meeting: January 25 on proposed redevelopment of 546 Burlington at Caroline Street Date: January 25, 6:30pm Room 247 2nd Floor ------ Resident's of St. Luke's Precinct, please support your neighbourhood by attending this meeting and voice your opinion about this proposed project that threatens to shrink house side yards, back yards and setbacks in order to fit 3 houses on a current single home lot. This is a precedent setting set of amendments for the St. Luke's Precinct. Hang on to reasonable amendments and use of your by-laws and protect your hood.
Update – Oct 20, 2014

Public meeting Nov 13 on proposed redevelopment of Locust/Elgin
Date: Nov 13, 7pm, Rm 305, City Hall
Residents of St. Luke's Precinct, please attend this meeting and voice your opinion on this development that so far proposes to require zoning changes. Zone changes anywhere within the precinct will cause a precedent of further zone change as stated by planning. Hang on to your zoning and protect your hood.

Stay tuned for more info.

Update – Sept 26, 2014

A neighbour of the St. Luke's Precinct has informed us that surveyors have been measuring the Dalewood Apartments property at 1367 Elgin Street.

Part or all if this property is owned by Maurice Desrochers development group / Executive Furnished Rentals. Desrochers has previously indicated a desire to rezone this property for 8 story condominiums.

A site rezone of this nature would mean a precedent rezone for the whole precinct.

Stay tuned for more information.

Update – Sept 12, 2014
510 Hager Avenue / New Home Build — Late summer, the city received the site plan application/plans for the second Mattwood house on Hager Ave. This is the lot(s) originally proposed as townhomes/semis by Mattwood but the Neighbours of St. Luke's expressed discomfort for the zone change and appealed to the builder to do single detached builds.
Update – June 4, 2014

Confirmation from the city is that the developer is intending on building 2 detached single family homes. They have begun the first on the south most lot but have yet to propose a plan for the 2nd. This first house will conform to the current zoning and needs only minor variance approval.