Proposals for 18-home development could be rejected in Mississauga


Published March 18, 2024 at 11:50 am

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City of Mississauga planning staff recommends rejecting proposals for an 18-home development.

The proposed developments at 900 and 904 Mississauga Heights Dr. would transform large residential properties into a subdivision with 18 lots, according to reports to the Planning and Development Committee meeting.

The properties are on the Credit River, west of Mavis Road between Queensway West and the Mississauga Golf and Country Club.

The development has been in the works for several years but the property owners submitted revised applications in June of last year.

In early 2021 the application for 904 Mississauga Heights Dr. was for four additional single-family home lots with the current home and lot remaining on the property.

In December of 2021, a similar application for 900 Mississauga Heights Dr. — four additional lots to the existing lot.

But now the property owners are proposing a total of 18 lots for single-family homes on a shared, common-element condominium road. The applications are separate but the property owners have consolidated their consultants and prepared combined studies and materials for the resubmission.

Staff support the intensification of the property and say detached dwellings are appropriate but have concerns about the possible encroachment on “greenlands zones,” according to the report.

Greenlands are generally associated with natural hazards and/or natural areas where development is restricted to protect people and property from damage such as floods and to provide for the protection, enhancement and restoration of the natural landscape.

The report recommends councillors reject the proposals as the applicant has not provided sufficient information and/or justification to support the proposed limits of development, which is critical to establishing the boundaries of the residential and greenlands zones.

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“Approval of the development applications in their current form is premature due to the fact that the boundaries of the residential and greenlands zones cannot be defined until additional information is provided to determine the limits of development,” the report states.

Trees were illegally removed from 900 Mississauga Heights Dr. and the city went to court on Dec. 14, according to the report. The Justice of Peace awarded a judgement in favour of the City of Mississauga and a work order requires the landowner to develop and implement a restoration plan satisfactory to the city.

Concerns from the public include the loss of trees, natural habitat along with erosion at the river.

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On Dec. 7, 2023, the owners appealed the rezoning application to Ontario Land Tribunal for non-decision within the 90-day prescribed Planning Act timeline and a pre-hearing date is scheduled for March 28, 2024.

The development proposal is scheduled to be discussed at the Planning and Development Committee meeting tonight (March 18) at 6 p.m.

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