Provincial legislation has encouraged a culture-shift in Burlington. Landlocked by the Greenbelt, Burlington has seen a number of high-density buildings created around mobility hubs. Location on the western edge of Lake Ontario, downtown Burlington has seen multiple new builds. Each new development offering a mix of residential, retail and public amenities.
Bridgewater Residences rise from Lakeshore
Bridgewater Residences is a mixed-use development on the edge of Lake Ontario. Three buildings, ranging from 7-22-stories, will house 120-residential units, hotel, and retail space. Initial designs of the planned building show a modern glass structure that blends well with the established architecture present in the downtown core. The project was designed to benefit the community through public amenities, retail, and completion of the lakefront promenade.
Bridgewater’s courtyard enhances connection to Lake Ontario
From my perspective, condominiums on the waterfront can be challenging. Without guidance from the municipality, waterfront developments may impede public connections to the Lake. At the Bridgewater, this connection to the Lake is accessible to the broader community. A large central courtyard has direct access to the lakefront promenade. This unique focal point brings the community into the development.
Given the value, to the community, this development seems like a good fit. However, could this project be improved upon?
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