New community with elementary school and over 200 homes planned for Brampton


Published July 9, 2024 at 3:59 pm

New community with elementary school and over 200 homes planned for Brampton

A new subdivision with an elementary school and hundreds of homes could be coming to an up-and-coming community in Brampton’s east end.

The proposed development includes plans for 224 residential units, a medium density block and an elementary school block on the east side of Clarkway Drive north of Castlemore Road in Brampton.

The more than 13.68 hectare lot was approved for agriculture use, but the city is looking to greenlight an application to rezone the parcel for redevelopment.

A report on the subdivision to the city’s Planning & Development Committee on Monday showed plans for 67 single detached homes, 32 semi-detached units, 36 townhouse units and three medium density blocks.

The proposal comes from Redcliff Homes and Glen Schnarr and Associates dating back to 2021, and is one of twenty active applications submitted for the area. The city says future development in the community is expected to accommodate 10,401 residential units with an estimated population of nearly 36,000 people, and more than 3,500 jobs.

Known as Secondary Plan Area 47, the city says the development “will be a complete community” with a variety of housing options, employment opportunities, parkland and trails, as well as infrastructure including sanitary sewers and stormwater ponds.

Mockups of possible home designs in the community include options for two-bedroom, two-storey homes with basement or add-on Additional Rental Units or secondary suites. The proposal also includes a large block to the north set aside for an elementary school.

The city held a public meeting about the development in 2022. The report states one member of the public attended the meeting and spoke on the development and no letters were received.

Brampton is expected to see more than 52,520 new households built with 147,860 new residents by 2031, with growth continuing to 195,697 residents and 76,693 new homes by 2041, the study shows.

With Brampton’s development charge bylaw set to expire in August, home building costs are expected to increase some 30 per cent to $70,000 and could fall on taxpayers to cover as the province wants to freeze rates for developers.

According to the 2024 Development Charges Study, DCs for single and semi-detached homes in Brampton could jump from $53,803 to $70,000, while row houses and other multi-dwelling units would increase from $39,639 to $55,222 over five years. The city has already frozen all DCs for major office developments.

While the province says the changes will incentivize builders, approving the increase means the city would be excluded from the $6 billion federal Canada Housing Infrastructure Fund which requires municipalities to freeze rates at April 2024 levels for three years.

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