Some homes could be demolished to make way for a Brampton development of more than 1,000 homes

Development with 1,306 units proposed for Brampton

A major residential development with more than 1,300 units has been proposed for the Castlemore Road and Clarkeway Drive area in Brampton.

According to a staff report, the development, if approved, would consist of 1,306 units in a mix of freehold, apartments and apartment buildings.

The report says the development, proposed by 1 Country Properties Ltd. and Castlemore Country Properties Ltd., will require an amendment to the city’s Official Plan and Zoning Bylaw to move forward.

According to the report, the proposed development will take shape on the northeast corner of the intersection and will include approximately 324 residential units, 896 residential units and 86 freehold residential units. The subject lands include six properties totaling approximately 13.39 hectares (33.09 acres).

The project will also consist of two blocks of stormwater management ponds, public roads and walkways. If the application is approved, existing detached homes on four of the properties will be demolished.

The report says a public meeting regarding the application was held on March 21, 2022 and no residents chose to attend.

As for whether or not any units will be considered affordable, the report says the city and a landowner group are reviewing a community benefit fee agreement for affordable housing in one of the development’s complexes.

Community benefit fees are fees that municipalities can utilize to recover costs associated with growth that are not covered by development fees.

The report says that the agreement aims to secure 30 secondary units that will be available to low-income residents.

On the issue of sustainability, the report says the proposal meets the “bronze threshold” and could reach the silver threshold if it is updated to include traffic calming strategies, the use of LED lights and pedestrian-friendly infrastructure such as benches and wide sidewalks.

In the report, staff recommend that the council approve the amendments and allow the development, which also consists of a natural heritage block and blocks for future residential development, to proceed.

The proposal “is consistent with the county’s policy statement, and is consistent with the Greater Golden Horseshoe Growth Plan, the Official Plan of the Region of Peel, and the Official Plan of the City,” the report says.

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