New Development Could Takeover Long-Standing Strip Mall

Mississauga is no stranger to change and it looks the ever-growing city could welcome another new housing development in the future—one that could prompt the demolition of a long-standing strip mall in a residential neighbourhood.

A commercial plaza located at 3355 The Collegeway, just off of Ridgeway in the city’s west end, could be torn down in the future to make way for a proposed housing development.

As of now, the plaza is occupied by various restaurants and businesses—including The Original Jerk, Pamier Kabob and World Gym

The City of Mississauga recently confirmed that a rezoning application submitted by Collegeway Mississauga Holdings has proposed replacing the current mall with a residential development that will consist of multiple townhomes, four-storey residential suites and commercial units.

The subject rezoning application at 3355 The Collegeway is expected to go Planning and Development Committee in January 2018,” the City confirmed in an email to inSauga.com. “The proposed development consists of 12 townhouse blocks and one mixed-use block that contains stacked townhouse units above at grade retail units facing Ridgeway Drive. A commercial plaza currently exists on the site which the applicant is proposing to demolish.”

Since the plaza has been around for quite some time and services residents in surrounding houses and apartment buildings, the change could come as a shock to people who enjoy the affordable gym and popular restos.

Residents have been invited to weigh in on the proposal at an upcoming meeting at Loyola Catholic Secondary School on Dec. 5 at 7:00 p.m.

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss the development proposal submitted by Collegeway Mississauga Holdings Limited to revise the zoning to permit 344 horizontal multiple dwellings (back to back stacked townhomes) within 12 four storey residential blocks and 36 horizontal multiple dwellings (stacked townhouses) within a four storey mixed use building containing ground floor commercial uses along Ridgeway Drive,” reads a letter from Councillor Matt Mahoney.

The developer will be on hand to discuss the proposal and take questions and comments.

Although the application has yet to be approved, it does appear the development could fundamentally change the look and feel of the relatively untouched neighbourhood. Whether residents think that’s a good for bad thing will remain to be seen.

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