Planning & Development

Dixie Outlet Mall Policy Review – Have Your Say

By Planning & Development, Ward 1

HAVE YOUR SAY

The City of Mississauga’s Planning and Building Department is undertaking a land use review of the Dixie Outlet Mall site to help guide redevelopment. The City’s review will focus on key elements to achieve a complete community and set a policy framework to inform an official plan amendment. It will consider opportunities for new roads, pedestrian connections, transit supportive development, parks, a mix of land uses, including affordable housing and non-residential uses. The review will also consider heights that are of an appropriate development scale within the Lakeview neighbourhood area.

The City’s review of the lands is occurring simultaneously with a development application that has been submitted to the City in December 2022 by Slate Asset Management. The owner is proposing to demolish a portion of the mall and build five residential apartments in the northwest portion of the site. The site where the grocery store is located is owned by Choice Properties and no application has been made to the City. Under the Planning Act, the City is required to process a development application and within certain timelines. The City will work in collaboration with the property owners in coordinating the policy and the development application reviews. To find more information on the development application, file OZ/OPA 22-32 (1250 South Service Road) please click here.

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If you wish to mail your comments, please send them to: Karin Phuong, Planning and Building – City Planning Strategies, City of Mississauga, 300 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, ON L5B 3C1.

Share your feedback

In advance of the community meeting on January 29th, City planning staff have prepared draft Official Plan policies to help guide future redevelopment of the Dixie Outlet Mall site. Policies around areas such as housing, parks, transportation, retail, office, commercial and community uses will be used as a framework.

Share your ideas with us by adding your comments on the draft policies document on the page. Comments will be received until February 29th.

 

Join the January 29th Open House and Share Your Feedback

The City is moving forward with next steps to help guide the future redevelopment of the Dixie Outlet Mall site. City staff will share draft Official Plan policies around areas such as housing, parks, transportation, and non-residential uses such as retail, office, commercial and community uses.

You are invited to an in-person meeting to learn more and share your input on the draft recommended policies. A copy of the draft policies will be posted online after January 10th.

Register for one of two community meetings!

Date: Monday, January 29, 2024

Time: Afternoon Session from 3:00-5:00 p.m. or Evening Session from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Location: Small Arms Inspection Building, 1352 Lakeshore Rd. E.

To register for the event, please click here.

If you are unable to attend the in-person meetings, a recorded presentation will be posted on Dixie Outlet Mall Policy Review website. Comments and questions are welcome anytime.

We want to hear from you on projects in Mississauga

By Events, Food for thought, Issues, Planning & Development, Ward 1

We want to work together to create a better Mississauga for everyone. There are many ways you can be involved and share your ideas and opinions on the different projects around the city. Your input can help shape our vision for Mississauga!

Graphic reads Let's Hear Your Ideas, yoursay.mississauga.ca

Upcoming opportunities

Dixie Outlet Mall Policy Review

The City is moving forward with next steps to help guide the future redevelopment of the Dixie Outlet Mall site. On January 29, city staff will share draft Official Plan policies for community input. Policies around areas such as housing, parks, transportation, retail, office, commercial and community uses will be used as a framework for future development.

Here’s how to get involved:

1. Join one of our in-person community meetings at the Small Arms Inspection Building (1352 Lakeshore Rd E) on Monday, January 29 from 3-5 p.m. or 6-8 p.m.

2. If you are unable to attend the in-person meetings, the presentation will be posted on Dixie Outlet Mall Policy Review website. Comments and questions are welcome anytime.

Visit Your Say – Dixie Outlet Mall Policy Review to register for the meeting, share your feedback and sign up for updates.

Streetsville Heritage Conservation District

We are approaching the end of Phase 1 of the Streetsville Heritage Conservation District Study. The consulting team has completed an evaluation of the study area. It has been determined that the study area includes property which meets the legislated criteria for identifying a potential Heritage Conservation District under Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act. A recommended Heritage Conservation District boundary has been identified.

Now that data has been collected and recommendations are being drafted, we are looking to the community for input. Information provided to the consultants at the upcoming community meeting will feed into a report prepared by the Consultants. This report will be brought forward to Council in late winter 2024 to determine whether or not the study should proceed to Phase 2.

Join us at our next community meeting:

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at 7 p.m.
Vic Johnston Community Centre
Hazel McCallion Hall
335 Church Street, Mississauga

Reminder

An Evening with Brent Toderian

Get your free ticket for an evening of engaging discussion about Mississauga’s future.

Join us for an unforgettable evening with Brent Toderian, renowned urbanist and city planner, as he shares his insights and experiences in shaping vibrant cities.

This in-person event will take place on Wednesday, January 17, 2024 at Mississauga’s Living Arts Centre.

More information

The city plans to continue its community engagement efforts and is always looking for new ways to involve residents in the decision-making process. For more information on community engagement initiatives in Mississauga, please sign up on this site.

2024 Budget moves Mississauga forward

By Announcement, Parks, Planning & Development, Resources

Mississauga’s 2024-2027 Business Plan & 2024 Budget was adopted today by Mayor Bonnie Crombie. The 2024 Budget moves Mississauga forward by prioritizing infrastructure, building and growth while maintaining a safe and healthy community. It outlines how the City will allocate resources to meet service expectations for 13 service areas and more than 300 programs and services over the next four years, ensuring affordability for residents and businesses.

Important investments

Key capital investments in 2024 include:

  • Hybrid bus acquisitions – $87.9 million
  • New fire stations and station renovations – $24.6 million
  • Major road construction – $22.4 million
  • New park development – $41.4 million
  • Road rehabilitation – $44.6 million
  • Storm sewers – $19.2 million

“Mississauga’s 2024 Budget proposes a modest 2.3 per cent increase on the City’s portion of the tax bill compared to 3 per cent last year. This was achieved through finding $3.7 million in savings and efficiencies while being extremely measured when considering anything new,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “The budget remains prudent with tax dollars, with nearly half (2.9 per cent) of the budget increase allocated to maintaining the status quo for the 200 services provided by the City. We are exploring new opportunities to move Mississauga forward like housing, transportation, public safety and mitigating climate change. The largest investment within the budget is for transit as we look to increase service levels and support our community’s growth.”

Property taxes

More than 57 per cent of the City’s revenue comes from property tax from residents and commercial/industrial properties. This is the main revenue tool for municipalities as per the Municipal Act, 2001.

Mississauga residents will see a 2.34 per cent increase on the City portion of the residential tax bill and business owners will see a 1.59 per cent increase on the City portion of the commercial/industrial tax bill.

New initiatives

Of the 21 new initiatives proposed for 2024, 13 are funded by user fees or other revenues, or are funded from capital, and do not impact the tax rate. These initiatives include a MiWay service increase, the opening of a new fire station, parkland growth, and invasive species management programs.

“Of every property tax dollar collected, only 37 cents stays in the City of Mississauga, and we’re putting that money to good use,” said Shari Lichterman, City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer. “We’re committed to keeping costs low by identifying operational efficiencies, securing financial support from other levels of government, and charging user fees where appropriate. At the same time, we continue to make smart investments in making the quality of life for residents better today, and into the future.”

Cost savings

The City has implemented cost containment strategies to help bring down costs. The 2024 Budget contains savings of $3.7 million (a 0.6 per cent reduction in the City’s net costs). Since 2009, the City has achieved $80.8 million in cost savings.

The Business Plan & Budget plays a significant role in shaping our city, so it’s important to take the time to read and understand it. The City’s 2024-2027 Business Plan & 2024 Budget, contains valuable information about how tax dollars are spent and highlights specific projects that will be undertaken throughout the City.

Individuals who are interested to learn more about the City’s adopted 2024 Budget and the budget process can visit mississauga.ca/budget.

2024 Budget Highlights

2024 Budget Book - Moving Mississauga Forward

Save the Date! Dixie Outlet Mall Policy Review: In-Person Open House – Monday January 29th at the Small Arms Inspection Building

By Planning & Development, Ward 1

The City is getting ready to move forward with next steps to help guide the future redevelopment of the Dixie Outlet Mall site.  Since our community meeting last March, staff have been developing recommended Official Plan policies for the entire site.

You are invited to an in-person meeting to learn more and share your input on draft policies for housing, parks, transportation, and non-residential uses such as retail, office, commercial and community uses.

Date:            Monday, January 29

Time:            Afternoon Session: 3 – 5 p.m.
Evening Session: 6 – 8 p.m.

Location:       Small Arms Inspection Building, 1352 Lakeshore Rd E

Community input is an important part of this process. To date, staff have received hundreds of ideas and suggestions from the public and are looking forward to sharing the draft policies with you for feedback.

REGISTER FOR THE MEETING

Not able to attend the meeting? You can learn more, ask questions and share your thoughts anytime at yoursay.mississauga.ca/dixie

 

These are the general dates for communication/engagement tasks related to the above noted event

  • Draft policies online January 10th
  • Postcard delivery by Canada Post begins on January 11th

The delivery area covers a 1 km radius around the mall site.

Postcards will be placed at the Lakeview Library and the Seniors Centre and e-blast notifications will be sent. We are planning to send the first e-blast notification on January 11th.

 

Approving Units Must Lead to Building Units

By Planning & Development

I am pleased to hear the Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister, Paul Calandra is looking at addressing time lines for getting shovels in the ground after building applications have been approved.

Currently there are approximately 80,000 existing and ‘As of Right’ (no zoning changes need to be made) units available across the city, that could house approximately 244,000 people. At this time there is no sunset clause or tools available to encourage the expeditious development of those properties.

I would like to share one example, of many.  In my Ward, there are 400 units that were approved on a piece of property 31 years ago, with no permit to date ever filed to be built.  This is the issue that needs to be addressed…how to get shovels in the ground faster.

I look forward to hearing more on the “use it or lose it” (Sunset Clause) from the Ministry in the spirit of collaboration in working towards getting shovels in the ground faster once applications are, in fact, approved.