Major development with over a thousand homes and new schools proposed for Brampton

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Published November 21, 2023 at 2:07 pm

New development 1,000 homes brampton

A significant new development could, if approved, bring over 1,000 homes and two new elementary schools to Brampton. 

A city staff report that recently came before Brampton’s planning and development committee recommends that the city grant the appropriate official plan and zoning bylaw amendments to allow for the construction of a significant new residential development planned for the area south of Mayfield Road between Bramalea Road and Torbram Road. 

According to the report, the proposed community by Digram Developments will feature 1,038 residential units, including 72 detached houses, 98 townhouses, 23 rear lane townhouses and 845 apartment units. 

The proposal also includes plans for open space, a park block, a buffer block, a walkway block, and two elementary schools. 

The “L” shaped land parcel is located within the Countryside Villages Secondary Plan Area, an area that’s currently zoned for agricultural uses. 

The report says that no objections were raised when a public meeting was held to allow residents to weigh in on the application. The report says that since the complete application was submitted in 2021, the applicant has revised the proposal to incorporate excess regional lands along Mayfield Road and minimize sun and shadow impacts on neighbouring properties. 

The report indicates the subject lands are relatively isolated, with Mayfield to the north, vacant agricultural lands to the south, vacant lands to the east (which could eventually be home to residential developments) and more vacant lands to the west. 

In the report, city staff say the proposal complies with provincial, regional and municipal intensification plans. It also says the land parcel is close to recreational trails, parks, open spaces, commercial spaces and more. 

The report also says the development, if approved, will promote surrounding transit and active transportation within an area of Brampton that is predominantly vacant and/or occupied by low-density residential dwellings,” adding that it’s close to future transit services on Mayfield Road.

“The proposal aligns with strategic goals for building complete communities and complies with relevant planning policies and official plans at the provincial, regional, and municipal levels,” the report reads. 

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