Apartment tower developer reaches agreement with Mother Parkers in Mississauga

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Published May 22, 2024 at 3:02 pm

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Plans for purpose-built apartment towers appear to be moving ahead in Mississauga.

The 568-unit development at 1000 and 1024 Dundas St. E., west of Dixie Road between Stanfield Road and Haines Road, hit a snag last year when nearby Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee said the location wasn’t appropriate for residential development.

The property is currently zoned for commercial purposes and was most recently occupied by a used car business and a furniture store.

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A used car business and furniture store are on the property. Photo: Google Maps

The proposed residential towers would be too close to Mother Parkers and odours from the manufacturer would impact the residents, lawyer David Tang, a Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee representative, told the city’s Planning and Development Committee last June. 

At the same meeting, former mayor Bonnie Combie suggested the area needs to be protected for industrial uses.

But the developer, Ahmed Group, took the proposal to the Ontario Land Tribunal for a non-decision from the City of Mississauga.

This week, Ahmed Group and Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee issued separate press releases stating they had come to an agreement.

“Mother Parker’s together with the Ahmed Group, a leading asset manager and real estate developer in Ontario, Canada are pleased to announce a principled settlement for Ahmed Group’s proposed development of a mixed-use, purpose-built rental project,” Mother Parkers said in a press release.

“After years of diligent discussions and negotiations, both parties have reached a principled resolution to concerns previously raised regarding the proposed development,” Ahmed Group said in a separate press release. “This step marks a significant move forward with the parties now moving towards the OLT’s (Ontario Land Tribunal) endorsement of the settlement.”

It’s not clear if the proposal has changed with the agreement between Mother Parker and Ahmed Group. Neither business returned requests for more information from insauga.com. 

Last June, the application was for 543 purpose-built rental apartment units, less than the 568 units now listed in the press releases.

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The proposal last year was for a four-storey, 16-storey and 20-storey, purpose-built rental apartment development with retail or commercial businesses on the ground floor.

A mix of unit types was proposed including 233 studio units, 77 one-bedroom units, 92 one-bedroom plus den apartments, 94 two-bedroom units, 45 two-bedroom plus den units, and two three-bedroom units.

For more information on the project, see the development application here and Ahmed Group here.

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