Lakeview Lands – Statutory Public Meeting – developer presenting to Planning & Development Committee – September 21st @ 6:00pm

Lakeview Lands (former OPG) and future Lakeview Village
Monday September 21st, at 6:00pm City Hall & Online  Public Statutory Meeting 

Applicant: Lakeview Community Partners will submit their application to the Planning & Development Committee at City Hall.

Location at former OPG Land – Rendering of built form proposal

The Lakeview Community Advisory Panel through the Lakeview Ratepayers Association has worked tirelessly on this file over numerous years, to gain the best result for the community of Lakeview, and citizens of Mississauga. Since 2005 the Lakeview Legacy Project provided the initial vision of a sustainable, walkable and artistic community hub on a former brownfields waterfront site that has not been accessible to the public for over 120 years. 

The City website provides a record of community engagement and consultation from Lakeview Legacy to 2014 Master Plan and various plans provided by Lakeview Community Partners. Follow LINK for the history of Inspiration Lakeview Past Events & Master Plan updates.

At the forefront of our discussions with City Planning, developer, LCP and Sasaki, urban planners has been the significance of the waterfront park as deeded to the City of Mississauga and its residents. In addition, keeping density in line with the Lakeshore Road infrastructure, allowing for pedestrian first and bike mobility, while encouraging a walkable neighborhood for all. The original concept included searching for the best in sustainability, with the development providing out of the box thinking on one of the last pieces of undeveloped Mississauga/GTA waterfront.

The mid-rise development vision allowed for affordable housing, artist hub, the village heart for Lakeview, a world class destination, and role model in sustainable development. As a community we have expected and asked for the very best in planning for the existing and future Lakeview residents, not just for today but the next 100 years. 

Many of you will have provided input into this vision and should continue to do so. The Lakeview Panel met with Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Councillor Stephen Dasko in October 2019 and made a request that the City negotiate the following

  • That the 24-storey building in the southwest corner of the Marina District in the front row be lowered to 12 storeys to enhance the waterfront and park experience and provide a consistent design approach to the waterfront edge; and
  • That the units be redistributed to other buildings to conform to height permissions in the Official Plan Amendment (OPA)

This adjustment to the current proposal would allow for a more open and protected space at the waterfront, this area will be used by all Mississauga residents. Given the significance of green space and its usage during these last six months of COVID, we strongly suggest that this is taken into consideration. In addition, the importance of the road between waterfront and residences be left as a permanent ‘quiet street’. This has been noted both regionally and globally to contribute to the well-being of residents.

We ask that you contact the Planning Department and make the above request directly to the City Planner, David Breveglieri, copying in Councillor Dasko. In addition we believe it is imperative for residents to understand and take interest in the impact on the Lakeshore Road corridor and evolving mobility issues.

More information will follow with respect to establishing the Lakeshore Corridor as a tree lined linear Heritage Park including an BRT and bike way on the south side of Lakeshore Road flanking and servicing the medium density south of Lakeshore in the Lakeview Core and linking Lakeview’s existing neighborhoods to the waterfront, core community services, with the revitalized commercial and employment zone.
We question: when should we expect this conversation? Is there a plan? How can we accept density and new development without this infrastructure in place? Please refer to the
Lakeview Legacy Document  prepared by Lakeview Ratepayers Association & The Centre of Landscape Research, UofT back in 2010

Applicants Proposal for the Lakeview Lands:
To change the official plan, zoning and to approve a plan of subdivision to permit a mixed-use and multi‑phase project that will create a waterfront community of 8,050 residential units (townhouse, mid‑rise and high‑rise), parks, institutional, cultural, employment, and commercial uses.

This meeting will be held in person and online. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the public are encouraged to participate online. Advance registration is required to attend the meeting in person due to limited seating.  The proceedings will be streamed live online for the public to view at the following link: http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/council-and-committee-videos.  If you wish to phone in to listen to the meeting only, please call 905-615-3200, ext. 5423 for instructions.

Purpose of Meeting:
·   For the applicant to present the proposal
·   For people to ask questions and share their views about the proposal
·   For Planning & Development Committee to receive a report that provides information on the project from the City Planning Department
The report will be available on-line one week prior to the meeting at:  http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/cityhall/planninganddevelopment

For detailed information contact:
City Planner David Breveglieri at 905‑615-3200 ext. 5551 or david.breveglieri@mississauga.ca
Councillor Stephen Dasko stephen.dasko@mississauga.ca


958-960 Lakeshore Road E (former Brownstones / Byngmount School)

Official Plan Change & Rezoning Submission

Submission by Region of Peel for new development – 151 Affordable Units
Location of Development – Lakeshore/East Av (former Brownstone & Byngmount School

In April 2014, Cllr Tovey held a charrette to receive ideas from the community on how the redevelopment of affordable housing at East Avenue location (Owned by the Region of Peel) would integrate best within the community. The response was a mixed use building (seniors affordable development) that would include retail space at the ground level and garden space for the residents of the building in the green space at the back with no through traffic but walkable integration between the neighborhoods.

The community wished to ensure these new residents (seniors affordable units) would be integrated with the Lakeside community to the west & the Lakeshore pedestrian orientated corridor. The Lakeview Legacy document captures the idea in point 10 (page 7) when referring to the ’10 guiding design principles’ of the Citizens Visioning Plan. (excerpt below)

Establish the Lakeshore Corridor as a tree lined linear Heritage Park including an LRT and bikeway on the south side of Lakeshore Road flanking and servicing the medium density south of Lakeshore in the Lakeview Core (strategy 6) and linking Lakeview’s existing neighborhoods to the waterfront, core community services, revitalized commercial and employment zone.

See news articles written at the time Mississauga News and Toronto.com 

The current affordable building development proposal under review and requiring an official plan & zoning change, does not include the above items or allow the stepping back from 2-4 stories along Lakeshore Road, nor does it take into consideration the LAP policy, the future transportation plans or Linear Heritage Park along the Lakeshore Corridor.

In addition, here lies a perfect opportunity to increase the number of units by extending the building from Lakeshore Road and further south along East Avenue, maintaining the ‘L’ shape of the building but stepping back from Lakeshore Road. Ultimately, this will blend the development at this location, with the new community development of Rangeview and Lakeview Village, integrating with the east side of East Avenue as it develops. The unique idea was to extend the building and add additional units over the top of the paramedic station (also owned by the Region) not unusual elsewhere in the world, and achieving more desperately needed housing. Note: The Region owns the former Byngmount School property directly adjacent.

Affordable housing is welcome and has been encouraged on this site by the community.  The focus should align with the city strategic plan; completing our neighborhoods through developing walkable, connected neighbourhoods, while building vibrant communities and nurturing ‘villages’.

Further discussions are taking place between between the Region of Peel, Councillor Dasko, local residents, and the Lakeview Ratepayers Association.

Additional reading documents:
Peel Region Agenda Sept 2017  Peel Housing Report – start on page 3


ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT!

Lakeview Community Partners Limited and Artscape Atelier are thrilled to announce the 19 local artists selected to animate the site at Lakeview Village, including 14 muralists, 2 visual artists, 1 sculpturist, 1 painter and 1 poet.

Five Mississauga artists were selected including one Lakeview artist, Lynn Taylor.

Artists will produce a range of artworks using different mediums to tell their story on the Lakeview Village site and within the sunflower fields. Lakeview Village will be a hub for arts and culture, creating opportunities and platforms for artists today and for the future.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Lakeview Community Partners Limited looks forward to welcoming community members and visitors to the Lakeview Village site to celebrate and experience the art of placemaking this summer in a safe manner as COVID-19 health and social distancing measures permit.

Call for Artists

Lakeview Community Partners in partnership with Artscape Atelier
have recently released a call for paid opportunities for 17 artists on 4 distinct works associated with the Lakeview site. Work/opportunities are being offered to local artists providing art for the Lakeview Community. Arts and culture will play a large role in society’s healing and recovery coming out of this crisis. Please see attached document providing a summary of the art projects being advanced that will centre around the construction hoarding associated with the Discovery Centre and this years sunflower fields.

Call For Artists – Friday April 24 – 1:00pm – On Line

 

 

 

 

Are you a local artist or know someone locally who would like to provide an proposal for artwork. Please attend the online info session TOMORROW Friday April 24 at 1pm. Follow the link below for more details:
https://creativeplacemakinglab.submittable.com/submit

LArtscape Atelier, together with Lakeview Community Partners Limited, is excited to announce a Call for Artists to submit proposals for over $100,000 in paid work opportunities to create three distinct artworks for Lakeview Village, a vibrant new mixed-use community on Mississauga’s waterfront. These include:

1. Construction Hoarding Illustration

Online Information Session: April 24 at 1pm EST Deadline: April 29, 2020

2. Interactive Sculpture/Installation
Online Information Session: April 27 at 1pm EST Deadline: May 8, 2020

3. Sunflower Lane Mural Wall Series
Deadline: May 8, 2020

Artists can submit their proposal(s) online by following the link below.

Artscape Information

These calls for submissions are open to all artists based in the Mississauga and Greater Toronto region, as well as within the Artscape community.


 

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Lakeview Lands Development – Community Meeting Hosted by Councillor Dasko Thurs Feb 27 @ 6:30pm-8:30pm

Councillor Stephen Dasko will be holding a Community Meeting with respect to the Lakeview Lands (former OPG land) on Thursday February 27th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Mississauga Seniors Centre, Olga Tyne Room, 1389 Cawthra Road. (LINK to postal walk flyer)

The meeting will provide information from City Planning staff regarding the Official Plan Amendment and ongoing applications submitted by developer LCP, Lakeview Community Partners.

Plan to attend and please bring your questions!

On October 28th, 2019, Council voted to accept the LCP submitted Development Master Plan version 4.0 LINK HERE

Following fourteen months of ongoing dialogue by LCAP (Lakeview Community Advisory Panel) (The “Panel”) working under the Lakeview Ratepayers Association, the following two recommendations were made to Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Councillor Dasko at a meeting on October 21, 2019, prior to the Council decision:

  1. More information should be provided to the community by City staff regarding
    • the development process
    • the waterfront parkland
  2. Recommendation that the 24-storey building at the waterfront be reduced to 12-storeys (as per attached Fig 2 IMAGE below)
Fig 1 – Current Master Plan approval
Fig 2 – Recommended redistribution of  24-storey
Between August 2018 and October 2019, the “Panel” provided feedback from residents to Planning Staff, Developer LCP (Lakeview Community Partners), Sasaki (their consultants) and Councillor Dasko. The “Panel” concluded that the Master Plan was deficient in several very significant areas (listed below)

Due to the importance and scope of the issues left unaddressed by the Master Plan process, the “Panel” recommended that a very robust community engagement process with multiple public meetings run by city staff be undertaken concerning:

  1. Proposed density of 8,026 units. This number does not include the Rangeview area (that will fall under its own Master Plan).
  2. Building height profiles and location. Exploring the height and design quality of the buildings, particularly around buildings overlooking the waterfront.
  3. The capacity of current and future infrastructure (e.g., roads, traffic, parking, transit, sewers) to support this new development and the existing community.
  4. Parkland experience and design, including incorporating an indigenous village and cultural learning centre as part of the reconciliation process, and developing the idea of a distinct and unique destination as a key goal.
  5. The amenities (e.g., community programming and centres, senior facilities, affordable housing) that the City plans to provide as a result of approving this development.
  6. The diversity and percentage of floor area allocated to various mixed uses (e.g., commercial, institutional, residential, retail, recreational, employment) to ensure that the development is a complete neighbourhood – where residents can live, work and play without venturing outside the development for every day necessities – rather than an isolated bedroom community.
  7. How the City of Mississauga’s Climate Emergency declared on June 24, 2019 has been considered in the interpretation of the Development Master Plan and how it will impact the OPA, zoning and other city requirements in the future.

A community meeting will be held by City Parks staff in March that will speak directly to the waterfront parkland space

Should you have any questions prior to the Feb 27th meeting regarding the application, please contact David Breveglieri, Development Planner at 905-615-3200 ext. 5551 or by email at david.breveglieri@mississauga.ca

Lakeview Lands Development – Community Meeting Hosted by Councillor Dasko Thurs Feb 27th @ 6:30pm-8:30pm

Inspiration Lakeview…
We are the first community in north america to initiate a visioning process known as the Lakeview Legacy Project.

In 2010 our community worked with the City to start the process of making the vision for revitalization a reality. Fast forward 10 years… 2020

Come out to Councillor Dasko’s Community meeting on Thursday Feb 27th at Mississauga Seniors Centre 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

This is your opportunity to ask questions and hear more information regarding the former OPG Lands site as it moves forward into the next stage of development.

Check the City website for the history on the community consultation starting with the kick off event back in 2010.

http://www.mississauga.ca/portal/residents/inspirationlakeview

Bring your voice to Thursdays meeting, we look forward to seeing you there. Check out comments from our previous post for more details
http://lakeviewratepayers.com/category/development/inspiration-lakeview_opg/