Yesterday, the City’s Planning and Development Committee endorsed the land use plan, policies and basic zoning for the development of the Ninth Line Lands. The plan and policies will help guide the future vision of the Ninth Line neighbourhood, support transit and enhance the area’s natural environment to create a healthy and complete community.
“The Ninth Line neighbourhood is the last remaining greenfield in Mississauga and will be a model for sustainable development and a gateway into the city,” said Andrew Whittemore, Commissioner, Planning and Building. “We want to ensure that this development is built to achieve the right density to support transit and walkable communities. Together with residents and the Region of Peel, the City has a vision to transform the Ninth Line Lands that will connect neighbourhoods and enhance communities.”
Residents and stakeholders were part of extensive consultations and studies that helped guide development of the Ninth Line land use plan and policies. These include a set of community design principles such as land use and built form, connections, parks, open spaces and natural heritage.
Key highlights of the plan include:
- Providing a mix of housing to accommodate diverse housing and socioeconomic needs, including affordable housing.
- Connecting neighbourhoods through a network of trails that link to open spaces and key destinations.
- Integrating cycling lanes and multi-use trails along Ninth Line and other major roads.
- Providing a variety of parks and open spaces close to neighbourhoods and employment areas.
- Supporting higher-order transit and active transportation.
- Recognizing the significance of cultural heritage sites and landscapes.
The Ninth Line land use plan and policies will go to Council for approval on July 4.
For more information about the Ninth Line Lands, visit mississauga.ca/ninthline.
The Ninth Line neighbourhood is located on the western boundary of Mississauga and is comprised of about 350 hectares (865 acres). Currently, the area is mostly undeveloped with some utility uses and a few residential dwellings.
Its boundaries are the Highway 401 and Highway 407 interchange to the north, Ninth Line to the east, Highway 403 to the south and Highway 407 to the west.