8-storey apartment building gets a green light in historic Mississauga neighbourhood

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Published February 26, 2024 at 3:58 pm

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Plans are moving forward for a new, eight-storey apartment building in a historic neighbourhood of Mississauga.

The  232-unit development proposed from City Park Homes (Streetsville) Inc. for 6, 10 and 12 Queen St. S., 16 James St., and 2 William St. received approval at the Feb. 14 City of Mississauga council meeting.

There is a holding provision as some technical items still need to be addressed, according to city staff.

The project has undergone a few revisions over the last few years.

The original proposal was for two blocks of 73 stacked townhomes and four live/work units with retail space fronting Queen Street South.

But after a public meeting in April 2022, the applicant revised the proposal to an eight-storey apartment building with live/work units fronting Queen Street South. And the proposal was further refined in the October 2023 resubmission to convert the live/work units to ground-floor retail units.

There will be a mix of unit types including studio units, one- two- and three-bedroom units. The ground-floor commercial units will front Queen Street South.

The proposal did not include contributions to affordable housing, according to the planning staff report.

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At the Feb. 14 meeting, residents raised concerns about noise and privacy. Resident Sean Beneteau wanted to ensure proper fencing was installed to deal with the noise and loss of privacy.

“You are going from a couple of vehicles parked to 250 plus vehicles on a day-to-day basis,” Beneteau said.

In a letter to council, resident Juston Ferreira suggested the development needs to reflect the unique heritage character of Streetsville.

“Given the strategic location at one of Streetsville’s entrances, it is imperative that the architecture is not only distinctive but also resonates with the heritage of Streetsville, seamlessly complementing its surroundings,” Ferreira said.

The red bricks and architectural elements of the building are meant to fit into the neighbourhood, said Jim Levac of Glen Schnarr & Associates in a meeting last summer.

“Queen Street is a heritage district, obviously we want to have a design that complements that district,” said Levac.

Both Beneteau and Ferreira were not opposed to the development and recognized the need for more housing.

For more on the project, see the meeting here.

Renderings: City of Mississauga submission

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