Residents oppose townhouse development on former school site in Mississauga

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Published May 1, 2024 at 3:34 pm

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Residents have launched a petition opposing a plan for a townhouse development at a former school in Mississauga.

The former Elmcrest Public School was at 2620 Chalkwell Close in Clarkson from 1960 to 2016. It closed due to low enrolment and Peel District School Board sold the property.

There is now a proposal to build 12 blocks of four-storey back-to-back townhouses containing 180 residential units and 402 parking spaces on the property, according to an application submitted to the City of Mississauga.

The condo-townhouse development is by Dunpar Homes.

The property is zoned for detached homes but in a report, Glen Schnarr & Associates Inc., on behalf of the developer, suggests the location is under-utilized.

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Elmcrest Public School was demolished in 2021. Photo: Google Maps

The higher-density development is designed to integrate with the surrounding community and it is close to infrastructure and transportation.

The Park Royal Community Association is circulating a petition asking the City of Mississauga to keep the current zoning on the property.

The association is concerned about the height of the townhomes; the volume of people and traffic that would impact the area.

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A public meeting is scheduled for June 25 at 6 p.m. on this project. For more information, see the City of Mississauga page here.

To view the petition, see the Park Royal Community Association page here.

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