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February, 2013

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What defines the St. Luke’s Precinct?

The St. Luke’s Precinct is a distinct area as recognized by the City of Burlington. It is bordered on four sides roughly between Brant Street and Maple Avenue at the sides and Central High School to Lakeshore Road top to bottom. The City of Burlington defines the protected St. Luke’s Precinct in this fact sheet: http://cms.burlington.ca/Asset1688.aspx […]

February 5th, 2013Resourcesadmin 32 Comments
Save St. Luke’s Precinct

Late in 2012, a group of investors announced their intention to tear down a growing number of grand homes in the centre of the neighbourhood and replace with multi-level town houses. In order to build this type of dwelling, the group lead by Maurice Desrochers president of Burlington Furnished Rentals, is making the effort to […]

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 […]

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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
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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.