It's all digital for the planners - one of the benefits that has come out of the pandemic

News 100 blueBy Staff

June 26th, 2020

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The City of Burlington is now able to digitally review and finalize decisions for all types of development applications.

digitize documentsWhile City Hall remains closed to the public due to COVID-19, our virtual services are open for business and we are ready for the future beyond the current State of Emergency.

There is all kinds of information on the digital approach on the city web site at: urlington.ca//developmentinfo

*those with an asterisk must go through a pre-consultation with planning staff

Development Resources
Radiocommunication Faculty Review Protocol (PDF)    An 8 page document on the locating of cell towera
2020 Development Application Fees (PDF)  Very interesting document – worth keeping at hand.

Mayor Marianne Meed Ward has been pushing for a digital approach to everything since her first term of office in 2010. “It’s great news that we’ll be able to provide this extra level of service” she said. “I have been intending to go in this direction for a long time. One of the silver linings of the circumstances we find ourselves in with COVID-19 is that some of the digital plans we’ve had at the City that had previously been on a backburner are now front and centre as we look to new ways to adapt. We’re looking forward to offering this new level of service.”

Blair Smith talking to planner Heaher MacDonald

Chief Planner Heather MacDonald speaking to a resident at on of the public preconsultation meetings.

Heather MacDonald, Executive Director of Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility now has tools that make it much more efficient for her people to complete their tasks. “With the advancements that we have made since March, we are positioned with a new modern process that will continue beyond the current State of Emergency. This is a key milestone in the intention to create a City of Burlington online portal for development applications.”

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