Part of Dixie Mall would be demolished for proposed development in Mississauga
Published January 27, 2023 at 1:56 pm
Plans to develop residential towers on the Dixie Mall property would see a portion of the mall demolished.
Earlier this month, Slate Asset Management announced it was moving forward with the development application for a mixed-use community with more than 1,200 units in three buildings on the Dixie Mall property at 1250 South Service Rd.
The buildings would range from nine to 25 storeys and there would be park space. The buildings would be a mix of condo and rental apartments, Slate Asset Management told insauga.com.
The project, dubbed Plan Dixie, came forward back in 2019 with the first community open house on the proposal on Oct. 3, 2019.
The application now submitted to the City of Mississauga details plans to demolish approximately 13.5 per cent or 78,700 square feet at the northwest end of Dixie Outlet Mall.
The proposal comes as the retail landscape has changed and seven acres of the site could be better utilized.
In 2001, the entire 78,700 square feet was a Sears Liquidation Centre. Sears filed for creditor protection in June 2017 and all of the stores were closed by January 2018.
Since the closure of the Sears, the 78,700 square feet space has been converted into a Treasure Hunt.
According to a Dixie Outlet Mall spokesperson, Treasure Hunt is located on Choice Properties and is not affiliated with the mall.
If plans proceed, the shops in the area slated for demolition could relocate to vacant spaces in the mall, Slate indicated.
None of the mall’s four major tenants — Treasure Hunt, No Frills, Fantastic Flea Market and Winners — will be impacted by the development.
“The reduction in retail and service space will not result in a significant change in the retail and service function of Dixie Mall,” a study submitted to the city from Tate Economic Research Inc. states.
Parking space would also be lost in the development but it would be in proportion to the lost retail space. Underground parking is proposed for the residential development.
Although there was a social media post indicating the development project at Dixie Mall was delayed due to issues with the water table, a representative from Slate said this is not the case.
There is groundwater but that’s typical for GTA developments.
The next step in the development is approval from City of Mississauga council. The proposal should come forward at a planning committee meeting in the future.
For more information on the project, visit the Plan Dixie website.
Editor’s note: This article has been updated from its original version to fix an error regarding the former Sears location. The Sears was converted to Treasure Hunt, not smaller units. We regret the error.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising