The City will host a statutory public meeting to discuss the proposed new 8 storey building at the corner of Plains Road and Cooke Blvd. The meeting will be held at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers at City hall on the evening of Tuesday, November 8. The property is currently vacant. A developer is proposing a mixed use building with 80 condominiums and 3,000 square feet of commercial space on the first floor. There would be two levels of underground parking. A neighbourhood meeting was first held about this on June 22.
The march toward renewal and beautification along Aldershot’s Plains Road corridor is continuing. The effort began 15 years ago. Since then, much has been accomplished but much remains to be done. Recently, Mayor Rick Goldring joined Councillor Craven and nearly two dozen senior city staff and B.I.A. representatives on a tour of the west end of Plains Road. They checked out the progress that has been made so far, noted the continuing challenges and highlighted the significant opportunities that remain. The Plains Road Village Vision (PRVV) is alive and well, but not yet finished. See more on the history and successes of the PRVV in Partnering Aldershot – Winter edition
The City of Burlington’s Public Art Program has selected a design proposal entitled “Crescendo” (Rising Wave) for a site on the north side Plains Road between the new Jazz development and Maplehurst School. The artist, Lilly Otasevic says “The sculpture’s converging and diverging shape represents a hub of activity in the community. These characteristics serve to represent a contemporary as well as an historical context to Aldershot Village. The wave shape reflects the connection to the bay, water as an essential vehicle for the initial progress of this community and ultimately the connection to Brown’s wharf where it all began”. Installation of this piece of public art will take place upon completion of construction at the Jazz condominium. More than $65,000 was raised for the project in a joint effort between the City, Branthaven Homes, the Plains Road Village Vision group and individual donors.