Slate’s proposals envisage two complete, highly-accessible mixed-use communities inclusive of a range of housing forms, improved public and pedestrian spaces, and new public and private amenities.
“After years of thoughtful study and public engagement, we are very pleased to be putting forward these proposals to create two vibrant, transit-oriented mixed-use communities within Mississauga,” said Brandon Donnelly, Managing Director, Development at Slate. “We identified these sites years ago as high-impact urban infill projects where we could apply our placemaking experience to bring to life more sustainable, people-centered developments. Our objective is to unlock the inherent potential of these two sites in a way that will benefit the City and surrounding areas for years to come, adding much needed homes, exciting retail and commercial uses, enhanced walkability, and new amenities and green spaces throughout.”
Donnelly added: “There is an overwhelming need for a diversity of housing options to meet the ever-expanding housing demands that North American cities are facing. Our goal is to work collaboratively with the City and local stakeholders to bring a comprehensive vision to life that includes new mixed-income housing.”
The Dixie Site is located along the northwest boundaries of Dixie Outlet Mall and benefits greatly from the accessibility of nearby road systems and public transit routes. Slate has submitted an Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment to the City to redevelop 7.1-acres of the larger 35.5-acre site, currently home to the Dixie Outlet Mall, proposing the creation of a 21st century mixed-use urban garden community. Slate’s development plan is based on years of community engagement and consultant studies and will add much needed housing alongside the existing retail space, including a range of suite types and sizes designed to cater to a diverse set of incomes, ages, and life stages.
The Dixie Site plan includes three elegantly designed mixed-use buildings that will provide over 1,200 new residential homes, retail and recreational opportunities, as well as 3.5-acres of park space and publicly accessible lands. Slate also plans to add new pedestrian connections and multi-modal trails within the site and add to existing trails and parks in the area, encouraging walkability and accessibility to the existing transit terminal located south of Queen Elizabeth Way and west of Dixie Road.