Brampton now accepting plans for the cricket stadium and CAA Lands redevelopment project

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Published March 22, 2023 at 12:51 pm

Development plans are now being accepted for Brampton’s new cricket stadium and CAA Lands redevelopment project.

The project is focused on the future of the CAA Lands – a 45-hectare site at Kennedy Rd. South and Highways 410 and 407, which was earmarked for redevelopment under the City’s 2040 Vision plan.

The City has launched a Request for Expression of Interest (RFEOI), and is inviting all interested parties to submit “comprehensive plans to develop the site into a vibrant urban realm and walkable neighbourhood that includes a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose cricket facility.”

Anyone who wishes to submit a plan for the land’s redevelopment is asked to email [email protected].

“The RFEOI will include specific instructions on communication processes and deadlines, and a dedicated intake method for inquiries and issues,” the City says.

The site is currently the location of the CAA sports and entertainment facility, but the City wants to transform it into a new urban core with a focus on transit, high-density residences, business, leisure, and tourism.

Mayor Patrick Brown says today marks a major milestone as the City begins seeking “bold ideas” to help this vision come to life.

“Over the last five years, the City has been advancing plans to fulfill the demand for a new multi-purpose cricket facility and advance its community building vision for this unique site,” said Mayor Brown.

“Thank you to the residents, businesses and local stakeholders who provided their feedback to help ensure we’re curating and planning amenities and services that will meet the needs of the community.”

Regional councillors Michael Palleschi and Gurpartap Singh Toor both say the project is a good opportunity to help boost the city’s economy, among other benefits.

The City previously heard proposals from Cosmos Sports & Entertainment to build a 20,000-seat, $100 million multi-use cricket stadium as the centrepiece of the CAA lands. The group’s proposal included a public-private partnership for the facility, and Cosmos said the deal would be a “net positive for the taxpayers,” with the developers covering the bill.

Residents were invited to share what new developments they would like to see at the CAA Lands through an online survey that was open until the end of February.

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