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Port Credit GO Station

PUBLIC MEETING AT PDC: Monday, June 27, 2016 @ 6:30 pm at the Planning and Development Committee (PDC) in City Hall (Council Chamber).
Click for City webpage with MEETING INFO
Click for Agenda + Planning Corporate Report (Item 3.5, p164 - direct link)
Click to view the meeting streamed online

This is a Public Meeting about the Official Plan Amendment (OPA) required for the GO Station Mobility Hub redevelopment.

NOTE: The TOPCA Executive organized a Roundtable Meeting of local residents' associations on June 21, 2016 in order to receive updates from City Planning staff and Metrolinx reps in preparation for the PDC meeting on June 27, 2016.  TOPCA will make a deputation at PDC.

OUR DEPUTATION WILL BE POSTED HERE

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PUBLIC MEETING AT PDC: February 1, 2016 @ 7:00 pm at the Planning and Development Committee (PDC) in City Hall (Council Chamber).
Click for PUBLIC NOTICE.
Click for Agenda + Planning Corporate Report (Item 4.1, p3).

TOPCA's Response (sent by letter to PDC and Planning Staff): February 1, 2016

"The TOPCA Executive is formally submitting our DEPUTATION at the PDC Public Meeting on October 26, 2015.  This document sets out the principles we will pursue throughout the future public process for the GO mobility hub redevelopment.

"Changes to the Mississauga Official Plan and Port Credit LAP as outlined in the Planning Staff corporate report are very technical but we trust that the City’s ability to ensure good planning in the GO Station precinct are not compromised.

"Paul Stuart, Port Credit Policy Planner, has stated he is willing to meet with local residents’ groups in order to provide clarification and answer questions, and this is a good approach to prepare us for the Metrolinx mobility hub Master Plan implementation."
-- Town of Port Credit Association (TOPCA)

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City Planning Staff have provided the following update (January 25, 2016) concerning the Metrolinx Master Plan:

"Last year you participated in the Advisory Panel for the Port Credit GO Station Southeast Area Master Plan. The City has prepared revised Official Plan policies and is holding a public meeting on February 1, 2016 at the Mississauga Civic Centre Council Chamber at 300 City Centre Drive (see attachment) The report is now available.  Please click on the following link to access the February 1, 2016 Agenda which includes the corporate report:  Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss.TOPCA will be organizing a local Roundtable.

Paul Stewart, MCIP, RPP
Planner, Policy Planning Division
City of Mississauga
300 City Centre
Mississauga ON L5B 3C1
phone: 905-615-3200 ext. 5813
E-mail: paul.stewart@mississauga.ca

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PUBLIC MEETING - PORT CREDIT GO STATION LANDS: October 26, 2015 @ 7:00pm at City Hall (Council Chamber), with Metrolinx and the City's Planning and Development Committee (PDC).  There are plans for a multi-level parking structure and Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in the Port Credit GO Station area -- it's important to come and give your input on the significant redevelopment proposal!

Click for the Master Plan WEBSITE, including Minutes of the pre-consultations with the Port Credit Local Advisory Panel.  TOPCA reps participated, but this is not an endorsement.  See TOPCA's concerns further below.  

Click for the TOPCA DEPUTATION presented at the PDC meeting.

View the PDC MEETING NOTICE
Click for access to the proposed MASTER PLAN documents
View the Planning Dept. Report to PDC about the Master Plan

There was a previous Open House (June 16, 2015). Here are the...

Click image below for full set of preliminary CONCEPT IMAGES

CONTINUED STAKEHOLDER PANEL CONCERNS INCLUDE:
1.  unknown engineering “solution” for interface with the planned Hurontario LRT (e.g. future of the existing bridge and green berm, and resultant streetscape), per image below...

2.  traffic gridlock already in the immediate area, which a study shows will get worse (as well as traffic on Lakeshore to get there),
3.  maintaining a neighbourhood context (and green space) for the populous central core neighbourhood,
4.  future of the former “bowling green” parcel now owned by the City but seemingly up for development,
5.  need for safe cycling and pedestrian access to the GO Station to get people out of their cars (e.g. foot bridge over the Credit River at CNR),
6.  rationale for a large 6-storey parking structure (800 spaces) which would seem to only encourage more driving vs. the goal of transit use; a "high wall" effect along Hurontario gateway to Port Credit
7.  making any agreed Master Plan “stick” (including architectural and open space considerations) once developers are brought in,
8.  massing and density of buildings additional to the parking structure; need to maintain neighbourhood context and permeability

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PORT CREDIT GO STATION LANDS - OPEN HOUSE:  June 16, 2015 @ 6:30-9:00pm at Clarke Hall, with Metrolinx and City of Mississauga.  PRESENTATION @ 7:00pm followed by PUBLIC Q&A.  There are plans for a multi-level parking structure and Transit Oriented Development (TOD) in the Port Credit GO Station area -- it's important to come and give your input on the significant redevelopment proposed!

Click for the Master Plan WEBSITE, including Minutes of the pre-consultations with the Port Credit Local Advisory Panel.  TOPCA reps participated, but this is not an endorsement.

Click image below for FULL MEETING NOTICE.

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REDEVELOPMENT OF THE PORT CREDIT GO STATION PARKING LOT: March 2, 2015 - A Press Release has been issued by Metrolinx.  Click to view the RFQ document (36p PDF).

Excerpt: "Cushman & Wakefield Ltd. (the "Advisor") in collaboration with Infrastructure Ontario ("IO") has been retained as advisor to Metrolinx to provide strategic advice regarding the disposition and redevelopment of their 1.91 acre property located at Queen Street East and Hurontario Street (the "Property") in the heart of Mississauga's Port Credit community.

"Metrolinx has initiated a two-stage procurement process consisting of a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) followed by a Request for Proposals (RFP), to select a development partner (The "Developer") to undertake a mixed use development project on the Property, and deliver new station infrastructure components, including new structured parking and station facilities to be owned and operated by Metrolinx."