Firm hopes Brampton can compel Province to speed up construction of business park that could create 1,000 new jobs

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Published April 17, 2023 at 12:04 pm

A consulting firm has asked the City of Brampton to request a provincial order that, if granted, could speed up the construction of a proposed business park that will span close to 25 acres and generate “1,000 new skilled jobs” by 2025/2026. 

A letter from Brutto Consulting, dated April 4, asks council to request a Minister’s Zoning Order (MZO) on behalf of the Highway 50 Business Park Ltd., which is developing the Prestige Industrial & Commercial Complex. 

An MZO allows the minister of municipal affairs and housing to rezone a parcel of land to speed up development. 

The proposed development, located at 11176 Highway 50, will take shape near the northwest portion of the Highway 50 and Countryside Drive intersection. As for what the development will include, a report says the property will feature a restaurant with a drive-thru, a one-storey, multi-unit commercial building, a five-storey storage facility, two-storey industrial buildings with office spaces and a stormwater management pond that will serve the entire complex. 

Once complete, the complex will include 644 parking spaces and 24 accessible parking spaces. 

The report estimates that the development will create significant employment opportunities for residents, particularly in construction, sooner rather than later if an MZO is granted. 

“The request for an MZO would allow the timely permission to introduce a new Prestige Industrial and Commercial Complex on the subject site, which would generate 1,000 new skilled jobs within the City of Brampton and Region of Peel by the years 2025-2026,” the report reads. 

“Should the MZO be issued, the proposed complex would proceed through the standard site plan control and building permit application process to ensure all technical matters are addressed in accordance with municipal standards and requirements.” 

The report says the lands in question are easily accessible by existing transit infrastructure and the site is already zoned as an employment area.

According to the report, the development will boast sustainability features, including solar panels and EV charging stations for workers.   

The proposal will be discussed at an April 19 council meeting. 

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