Gateway Corporate Centre Character Area Review is a city-initiated review of planning policies to guide future development in the area. Located along the main future north-south Light Rail Transit (LRT) Corridor in the city – Hurontario Street – Gateway Corporate Centre will become a transit-oriented, prestigious office employment area.
The project began with an update to the Official Plan. A change to the Official Plan was necessary to outline a new vision for the area that would support a transit and people friendly environment. A new set of policies were approved by Council in 2014 and took effect in the Official Plan in 2017 after settling of an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) appeal.
To align with the new Official Plan policies, changes are now proposed to the city’s zoning by-law. These changes will help transition the area away from its current mix of auto-dependent industrial buildings, warehouses and offices to a more walkable, transit-oriented environment.
Two new transit-supportive office zones are being introduced – Office 1 (O1) and Office 2 (O2) – that will ensure future development aligns with this vision. This includes establishing the list of permitted land uses and regulations related to landscaping, building height and density, setback, parking location and building entrances. O1 zones are located nearer to the future Hurontario LRT stations and as such, have higher pedestrian and transit supportive requirements than O2 zones.
The public is invited to provide their feedback at a community meeting on the proposed zoning amendment.
Date: September 19, 2019
Location: Frank McKechnie Community Centre
Address: 310 Bristol Rd E, Mississauga, ON L4Z 3V5
Drop-In Sessions: 2 pm to 4 pm and 5 pm to 7 pm
Presentations: 2 pm and 5 pm
View the community meeting notice here.
View a map of the current land uses for the Gateway Corporate Centre study area here.
What is the process?
The first phase of the project began with an amendment to the Official Plan, Mississauga Official Plan Amendment (MOPA) 25. As part of the amendment, changes to the Official Plan were proposed to create a safe and walkable environment, promote an attractive public realm, plan for transit-supportive office uses, and animate Hurontario Street through a mix of ground-level amenities. Following engagement with the community, these changes were approved in 2014 and the policies took effect in 2017 after an OMB appeal was settled.
Phase two of the project involves amending the zoning by-law. To begin the process, draft zoning regulations were presented to the Planning and Development Committee on June 24, 2019.
The community and landowners will have an opportunity to provide their input at the September 19, 2019 Community Meeting and the statutory public meeting to follow in October 2019. The comments received from the community will be presented to Council and inform the final version of the zoning amendment.
For more information, please contact:
Planner, City Planning Strategies
Planning and Building Department
City of Mississauga