3,000 new homes on 72 acres in Mississauga will transform Port Credit waterfront
Posted on October 8, 2021 at 10:48 a.m.
When complete, the new 72-acre Brightwater community at Port Credit will include 18 acres of green space and some 3,000 new homes. (Photo: Port Credit West Village Partners)
Construction of a major residential and commercial community in Port Credit has started and is expected to transform the Mississauga waterfront.
The first excavator will be officially laid today for the award-winning, planned 72-acre community of Brightwater, which, when completed, will be located in Mississauga and Lakeshore Rds. will include 3,000 new homes, 300,000 square feet of commercial, restaurant, retail and office space, and 18 acres of green space.
Mayor Bonnie Crombie and a host of other local dignitaries will join Port Credit West Village Partners (PCWVP), a consortium of leading real estate partners made up of Kilmer Group, DiamondCorp, Dream Unlimited and FRAM + Slokker who is developing the project, at the lunchtime groundbreaking ceremony for the official launch of construction on the waterfront site.
At the same time, a major new grocer tenant for the Brightwater community will be announced.
Taking advantage of the natural location, the developers included a nine-acre waterfront park, trail system, and pedestrian-friendly walkways and boardwalks as part of the large green space.
Brightwater Village Square will offer outdoor seating as well as a variety of retail and dining options. PCWVP also said the plaza will be home to a number of attractions throughout the year, including local farmers’ markets, pop-up celebrations and, during the holiday season, a Christmas tree.
Officials say the Brightwater project actually began about three decades ago, when the city of Mississauga began to visualize what a revitalized waterfront could look like.
After extensive community consultation, construction of “this landmark project” is now underway, they say, adding that the effort is an incredible collaboration between the city, residents of Port Credit, local politicians and the PCWVP.
A nine-story boutique condominium complex with 160 units and 16 townhouses is also part of the huge development.
According to PCWVP, The Mason will be located in the heart of the Brightwater site and will feature a “pedestrian-oriented design”, a linear park and a tree-lined promenade that will connect residents to the main street shopping corridor, instead of village and on the seafront.
In a press release, PCWVP said the Mason’s industrial-inspired design pays homage to the history of Port Credit.
“The Mason is a special part of our history as it is located right in the heart of the planned 72 acre site. It is a gem within a gem, where the quality of life will shine, ”said PCWVP President Ken Tanenbaum. “With The Mason, we continued to realize our vision of great design and keep the community experience at the forefront of our efforts. We can’t wait to see the Main Street shopping corridor and Village Square bustling with activity as community members experience life in Brightwater.
As for The Mason himself, PCWVP said the building will include a landscaped courtyard with seating. Designed by Toronto Architects-Alliance, the new building will be located on the site of 19e– and the 20th century Port Credit Brick Company.
The building will include 5,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.
“When we began our work on The Mason in Brightwater, we wanted to bring to life a contemporary expression of a bustling mainstreet experience in Ontario while incorporating the site’s rich history as a brickyard in the details. of design, ”Robert Cadeau, senior partner at Architects-Alliance, said in a statement.
“To optimize the views and the light, we reversed the original orientation of the site during our process so that we could offer the south-facing courtyard as part of that expression. The linear park and pedestrian promenade function as the arteries of The Mason, which will be the vibrant heart of the entire community.
Facilities will include a double-height party room and collaborative workspace that overlooks the courtyard, a fitness studio with a yoga and spin room, bike and animal washing stations, parcel storage smart and an executive concierge.
The suites include one and two bedroom layouts, penthouses and a selection of townhouses.
–With files from Ashley Newport
(Images courtesy of Partners of Port Credit West Village)
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