Category Archives: Development

CITY’S OFFICIAL PLAN REVIEW – STATUS UPDATE AND PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT TIMELINE

On Monday, March 9, City staff will present a project update with public engagement timelines for Mississauga’s Official Plan Review to the City’s Planning and Development Committee (PDC). The City is reviewing the existing Official Plan to ensure it reflects the changing needs, opportunities and aspirations of Mississauga.

Date: Monday, March 9, 2020

Time: 6 p.m.

Location:
Civic Centre – Council Chamber, Second floor
300 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga, ON
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The City’s Official Plan provides policies that guide and direct the physical change of the city. It manages the effects on Mississauga’s social, economic, cultural and natural environment. The Official Plan addresses things like:

·        where housing, industry, offices, shops, and roads should go

·        which services and amenities (e.g. parks, schools, transit) are needed and where they will be located

·        what parts of the city will be the focus for growth and what it will look like e.g. heights and densities

·        ways to enhance economic development and job growth

All are welcome to attend the meeting or watch on the live stream: mississauga.ca/livestreaming

Background:

The City launched the Official Plan Review at a Special Council meeting held on June 10, 2019. For more information and to sign up for email updates, visit the public engagement page

Council Endorses Lakeview Waterfront Development Master Plan

Today, City of Mississauga Council endorsed theLakeview Waterfront Development Master Plan. The Plan sets out the framework for the development of the 177-acre site, formerly the Lakeview Power Generating Station lands, located in Mississauga’s Lakeview community.

Today’s approval of the Master Plan is the latest step in the multi-year project which began with Inspiration Lakeview consultations in 2010. The City can now review submitted development applications and can consider amendments to the Official Plan and Zoning By-law. Public consultation will continue throughout the process.

“I am pleased that we are one step closer to creating liveable, walkable communities connecting the lakeshore from east to west,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The transformation of our waterfront will drive tourism, foster innovation, spur economic growth and attract a new generation to Mississauga. Few cities in the world have the opportunity to develop 250 acres of their waterfront. The potential here is enormous.  As we continue to work together, our vision to create a world-class waterfront will become a reality.”

The Plan sets out an urban framework that defines the character of Lakeview Village. It creates the foundation for the development of mixed-use, multi-modal, green and innovative neighbourhoods on the site. 

“The Lakeview Waterfront Development Master Plan outlines an ideal 21st century community for our waterfront,” said Andrew Whittemore, Commissioner of Planning and Building. “We wanted to ensure this Master Plan was in place before we considered any Official Plan amendments. The development of the Master Plan allowed us to more closely examine the built form and density. We were also able to more fully engage with the community, than what would have been possible under the original Official Plan process.”  

Following presentations of earlier versions of the Master Plan to Planning and Development Committee (PDC) on April 29 and June 24,Lakeview Community Partners Limited met with City staff and the Lakeview Community Advisory Panel  (LCAP) to incorporate feedback received and revise the Plan.

“I would like to thank the community for the significant time and energy they have contributed to this process,” said Ward 1 Councillor Stephen Dasko. “We will continue to work with our community partners to ensure we can create something for generations to enjoy.”

The Lakeview Waterfront is one of Mississauga’s three key redevelopment waterfront projects along with Port Credit West Village and 1 Port Street.

Planning and Development Committee Meetings Move to Afternoons

EVENING SESSIONS WILL ONLY BE SCHEDULED IN SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES; MEETINGS FULFILL REQUIREMENTS FOR PUBLIC PARTICIPATION UNDER THE PLANNING ACT

Effective March 2019, the City of Mississauga’s Planning and Development Committee (PDC) meetings will move to a 1:30 p.m. start time.

If there are a high number of agenda items or a need for an evening meeting due to a specific application, an additional 6:30 p.m. session will be added. However, this will only be in special circumstances.  

Participation by residents, Resident and Ratepayers Associations and their members is an important part of the planning and development process. As such, there are many ways for residents to provide feedback and stay informed: 

·        Submit your comments in writing

Written comments are considered with the same weight as verbal submissions at PDC. Comments can be provided either via email to application.info@mississauga.ca or letter sent to:

Mississauga City Council

Attention: Development Assistant

c/o Planning and Building Department – 6th Floor

300 City Centre Dr.

Mississauga, ON

L5B 3C1

·        Attend the Planning and Development Committee meeting

Anyone is welcome to attend and speak to matters on the agenda. PDC meetings are held in: 

Council Chamber

Mississauga Civic Centre

300 City Centre Dr.

Mississauga, ON

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·        Watch the live stream or videos on demand

PDC meetings are live streamed and available on demand via our website

·        Request notification of future meetings

By email: application.info@mississauga.ca

By letter:

Mississauga City Council

Attention: Development Assistant

c/o Planning and Building Department – 6th Floor

300 City Centre Dr.
Mississauga, ON
L5B 3C1

·        Sign up for email updates

Register online for alerts and notifications about upcoming meetings, agendas and media advisories. 

·        Follow the City on social media

Facebook and Twitter updates can help to keep you informed.

·        Follow your local Councillor online

Many Councillors create a monthly eNewsletter which can also keep you informed.

About Planning and Development Committee (PDC)

The City’s Planning and Development Committee (PDC) includes all members of Council. The committee’s main responsibility is to provide an opportunity for the public to express their views on planning-related policies and development applications. This forum for public participation serves to fulfill the requirements of The Planning Act

The committee also considers planning-related policies and conditions under which site specific development can occur. Recommendations made by the PDC are forwarded to Council for adoption. The committee generally meets every three weeks.

For more information on committee meetings, visit the City’s Clerks page or the Council and Committees calendar on the City’s website.