A Slew of Townhouses Could Be Coming to this Mississauga Intersection

 

Development in Mississauga is always a hot topic in this city, especially for certain long standing neighbourhoods. Looking through upcoming planning applications for Mississauga, there’s some more of that on the way.

An application has come forward requesting permission to build 64 back to back stacked townhouses and parkland off the corner of Dundas Street and Kirwin Avenue. The address is at 3016, 3020, 3026, 3032 and 3034 Kirwin Avenue near the Hurontario and Dundas intersection of Cooksville.

In the surrounding area, there is the John C. Price park as well as a two storey commercial plaza containing three payday loan companies, Dollarama, Cash 4 You and Lend Direct, on the ground floor. To the south and east of the property, there are other commercial buildings containing other retail, restaurant, office use and a car repair garage.  

As part of the application, lands will be dedicated as parkland and there is a proposal to amend the city’s official plan to allow residential but not commercial use. The report indicates that city staff can recommend changes due to the rear of the property being subject to flooding from the Cooksville Creek.

The site currently is vacant with no structures, as seen from the aerial image below:The applicant provided artistic renditions of what the stacked townhouses will look like if they were completedA community meeting was organized by Ward 7 Councillor Dipika Damerla back on March 26, but only two people attended. The only comments that were brought up concerns parking issues along Kirwin Avenue.

Other considerations that were brought in include:

  • Are the policies and principles of the city’s Official Plan kept in this development?

  • Is the lack of employment space acceptable given the need to balance population and jobs within downtowns?

  • Is the proposal compatible with the character of the area given the project’s land use, massing, density, setbacks and building configuration?

  • Are the proposed zoning by-law exception standards appropriate?

  • What will be the expected traffic impacts?


Residents interested in knowing more about this development application or with any questions can come to the public meeting during Mississauga’s planning committee regular meeting on Monday, June 10 at 1:30 pm.

As only two people attended the first meeting, it’s hard to imagine what if any opposition to this plan would be. There is literally nothing on this land right now, and the parking concerns sound like a familiar theme from the ‘Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anybody’ crowd.

Will you be attending to voice your thoughts on these proposed townhouses?

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