Substantial townhouse development proposed for Mississauga

 

Those who have been clamouring for more low-rise housing in the city might be pleased to hear that a fairly substantial townhouse development has been proposed for Mississauga. 

According to a recent Planning and Development Committee report, home builder Mattamy Ltd. has submitted an application to allow the construction of 119 townhomes on the west side of Ninth Line, just north of Eglinton Avenue West.

If approved, the development will consist of 15 dual frontage townhomes, 63 condominium townhomes, 17 street townhomes and 24 back-to-back townhomes on private condominium roads and a new public road that will connect to Ninth Line.

The report says the proposed development site currently consists of former agricultural lands that are mostly vacant. 

The property is close to the site of the future Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Park (which is currently under construction) and a city-owned woodlot. It's also close to the future 407 Transitway.

According to the report, the lands on the west side of Ninth Line are predominantly vacant and while there are some remaining agricultural uses, most farming activity has ceased. The proposed development is near the Churchill Meadows Animal Hospital, St. Peter's Mission Church, a landscaping supply business, an outdoor storage operation, and the Enbridge/Union Gas/TransCanada joint operating facility. 

According to the report, the area on which the proposed development could sit contains the last remaining greenfield lands in the city. 

The report says a second phase of the project proposes the construction of an additional 45 townhomes that will be accessed by private roads. 

The Planning and Building Department has yet to make a recommendation on the project to council but plans to do so after a public meeting has been held and some issues have been addressed. 

According to the report, the matters to be addressed include the impact of the province's environmental assessment for the 407 Transitway, assessment of the proposed circulation network (i.e. multi-use trails, walkways, trails, and mid-block connections), adequacy of open space and outdoor amenity areas and the inclusion of at least some affordable housing units. 

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