Massive 16-tower development would transform a mall in Mississauga
Published September 19, 2023 at 12:10 pm
Another Mississauga mall could be transformed with a huge residential development.
As online shopping becomes the norm, there has been a movement to transform shopping malls into residential communities.
Dixie Mall’s owners have a plan to demolish a portion of the mall and create a mixed-use community with more than 1,200 units in three buildings.
Just across the border, in Etobicoke, there are plans to redevelop Sherway Gardens and Cloverdale Mall.
And now plans to redevelop Sheridan Centre at 2225 Erin Mills Parkway (recently rebranded as Sherwood Village) in Mississauga have been submitted to the City of Mississauga.
“Given recent economic and consumer behaviour changes, including a rise in e-commerce and the global COVID-19 pandemic, the role and nature of retail is changing and evolving,” Glen Schnarr & Associates Inc. notes in the re-development application submitted on behalf of the owner Sheridan Retail Inc.
“Retail-based landowners are re-evaluating lands and identifying potential redevelopment opportunities.”
The long-term vision for the 12.12-hectare site is 16 new residential buildings wrapping around the existing mall with heights ranging from 11 to 29 storeys, according to the application.
It would be a mixed-use community with retail and public spaces. The development plans include landscaped open spaces and prominent sidewalk zones along Erin Mills Parkway and Fowler Drive.
The first phase of the project is two 15-storey residential buildings with a total of 620 units and 713 shared parking spaces – some in an underground garage.
The first building would have 249 units and the second would have 371 units.
The breakdown proposed is 221 one-bedroom units, 369 two-bedroom units, and 30 three-bedroom units.
The project is in the very early stages and needs official plan and zoning amendments to proceed.
The first public meeting on the project is scheduled for Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. For more information on the project, see the City of Mississauga site here.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising