Have Your Say in Future of Port Credit District in Mississauga

There have been a number of recently documented projects in Port Credit lately. From the Imperial Oil Lands, Inspiration Port Credit, 1 Port Street, and various other initiatives, Port Credit appears to be living up to her motto of being "Always On, Always Electric"—at least in the area of urban revitalization.

But while there is a huge focus towards the future, there is also the occassional discussion on what to do with the past in order to ensure that it is there for future generations. One such focus area is what to do with the Old Port Credit District, and an upcoming meeting with residents will determine how the city of Mississauga moves forward with revitalizing the historic heritage area.

Mississauga enacted the Old Port Credit Village Heritage Conservation District (HCD) Plan in 2004. The plan guides physical changes to the area over time to ensure that modifications contribute to the area's special character. The city is revisiting the plan to ensure that it aligns with current legislation, best heritage principles and practices, and to ensure that it adequately preserves the village character, and reflects the community interests for a carefully managed change process.

The city has engaged George Robb Architect; MHBC Planners, Urban Design & Landscape Architecture and Wendy Shearer Landscape Architect; and Historic Horizon Inc. to update the plan and engage with residents in Port Credit.

You can see that there are documents dating back to 2004 regarding this plan. In case you were wondering which part of Port Credit is being discussed, please see the map below. It stretches from Lakeshore Road East to the north down to JC Saddington Park in the south by the shores of Lake Ontario, and from Mississauga Road South on the west to the mouth of the Credit River on the east side.

The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 25 from 7pm to 9pm at the Clarke Memorial Hall at 161 Lakeshore Road West. It will most likely be one of several meetings held over the spring and summer of this year, culminating in a draft HCD plan in the fall of 2017. The final plan will be presented to Mississauga City Council in the Spring of 2018.

So if you're interested in providing your input on the future of the Old Port Credit District, you can attend this upcoming public meeting or you can provide your feedback online via the Q & A box set up in the meeting link. This should be another exciting chapter in keeping Port Credit vibrant and interesting for the people of Mississauga and across the region.

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