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The City of Burlington's Official Plan Review: Community Energy Planning Event and Update on Mobility Hubs Vision Workshop and Commercial Strategy Study

September 20, 2013

This update includes information about an upcoming event on Community Energy Planning and provides an update on the Mobility Hubs Opportunities & Constraints Workshop and the Commercial Strategy Stakeholder Meetings held last week.


Community Energy Planning with Brent Gilmour, Executive Director, Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST)

The City of Burlington is currently in the midst of our Official Plan Review and working on a Transportation Master Plan.  But where and how does energy fit into this equation? Why should we think about energy while planning for community growth and improvements to our transportation network?  Furthermore, what does energy have to do with our quality of life, local economic competitiveness and environmental benefits? 

The City has produced a draft Community Energy Plan focusing on conservation, energy efficiency, generation and security, land use and growth, and transportation and is available for public review and feedback.

Come hear Brent as he helps us understand the linkages between energy, land use and transportation planning and how everything is connected to everything. Brent is a registered professional planner with more than seven years of specialized knowledge in the areas of integrated community energy, transportation and land-use planning; downtown revitalization; and, public infrastructure investment. A passionate champion for sustainable development, he is a strong advocate for competitive, resilient and integrated energy planned community and competitive fiscal policy.

Event Details:

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2013

7:00 pm

Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street 

Registration is free.  Please register by clicking here.

For more information about the Community Energy Plan, please visit the webpage.


Mobility Hubs Opportunities & Constraints Workshop

On September 10, 2013 a public visioning session was held at the Burlington Arts Centre. If you were unable to attend the meeting or are interested in providing further feedback, please follow the links below:

Workshop Presentation

Comment Sheet

For more information about the study, please visit the Mobility Hubs Opportunities & Constraints webpage.


Commercial Strategy Study Stakeholder Meetings

Two stakeholder meetings were held on September 12, 2013 (City-wide and Downtown), to inform the business community on the progress of the Commercial Strategy Study and to receive feedback on the preliminary findings and strategic recommendations of the Study. The input from these discussions will be used to formulate the Study's recommendations on Official Plan policies and urban design guidelines related to commercial uses.

Meeting 1: Strategic Considerations for the City-Wide Network of Commercial Uses


Agenda and Comment Form

Meeting 2: Strategic Considerations for Downtown Burlington


Agenda and Comment Form

For more information about the study, please visit the Commercial Strategy Study webpage.


Official Plan Review Video

Please visit our website to watch the Official Plan Review Video.



For more information on the Official Plan Review and how you can get involved...

The Official Plan Review team

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