That’s when the flurry of emails and phone calls came into RHA. The concerns for this type of development are many:
Traffic – The increased amount of traffic that this will add to an already congested area seems unappealing. There are already problems with vehicles being parked at the Kingsbury Plaza because the vehicle owners do not want to pay for parking in their own buildings.
Pollution – With traffic comes the increase in pollution and local air quality for our neighbours.
Greenbelt - This area has always been prided for the park areas that we can walk and our children can play. Also important is that there are approximately 250 trees on this site of which a significant number of large trees would need to be removed to accommodate the proposed development. That’s a lot of mature trees which have increased the value of our area and are a pride of Rockwood Village’s greenspace.
Here’s the final point: According to this part of the City of Mississauga’s amended Official Plan, this parcel of land is not located within an area approved for increased density. The developer is almost at the maximum density permitted at its location under the City’s current zoning.
This proposal as it is will cause many problems in our neighbourhood and as stated per the concerns above, it will definitely bring down the value of our homes.
In advance of any Planning and Development meeting at the City, Councillor Fonseca will be holding public meetings for all residents to voice concerns and ask questions.
RHA will be posting updates through email alerts and our website www.rockwoodvillage.ca John Hardcastle is the Planner for this application and all questions and concerns should be made to his attention. His contact information is: firstname.lastname@example.org, 905-615-3200 x 5525. Please copy any written correspondence to Councillor Fonseca at email@example.com.