- The purpose of this report is to recommend approval of the Zoning By-law Amendment application for lands municipally known as 5030, 5035, 5045 & 5040 Tico Creek Common, (formerly 1215 Appleby Line) to permit an increase in the maximum building floor area as well as to expand retail store permissions for the two (2) proposed 1-storey buildings on the west side of the site.
- In February 2020, City Council approved the City of Burlington Climate Action Plan to support the City’s path towards a low-carbon future, focusing on mitigating greenhouse gases and reducing energy consumption.
- The Plan identifies seven implementation programs, including
- programs to enhance energy performance for new and existing buildings;
- increase transit and active transportation mode shares;
- electrify City, personal and commercial vehicles and other currently gas-powered equipment; and,
- support waste reduction and diversion.
- The proposed Zoning By-law Amendment addresses sustainability considerations by providing for active transportation connections and connectivity to public transit.
- Public transit in close proximity to the subject lands includes Burlington Transit bus stop on Route 11 (Sutton-Alton) that runs along Appleby Line and is located approximately 20 m south from the subject lands (as shown on Appendix B) as well as the Burlington Transit bus stops on Route 81 (North Service) located approximately 250 metres north from the subject lands.
- The development proposal further proposes pedestrian sidewalks and crossings throughout the subject lands that connect to the existing public realm as well as 20 bicycle parking spaces to encourage a variety of transportation modes.