Comment 86150

By Mogadon Megalodon (anonymous) | Posted February 10, 2013 at 19:45:08 in reply to Comment 86149

Burlington works trades as well, under Section 37 of the Planning Act.

So yes, Burlington can also be sticky about density and height restrictions. It's just that you can make more for the same headaches because the market will bear it. Consider the serendipity of location. Burlington's downtown is basically a 1.5 km square right on Lake Ontario; Hamilton's downtown is basically a 1.5 km square 2km from Lake Ontario. The real estate is some of the most valuable in the CMA. That impacts what you can get for your product.

Even so, there is pushback. The Strata's revision from 25 to 21 storeys a few years back was one example. The most recent example of this would be the OMB battle over the development of Old Lakeshore Road, once limited to six storeys and now apparently destined to house a 22-storey hotel at some future date.

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