Rogers Condo Development

 

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The real estate arm of telecommunications giant Rogers has announced a massive Rogers condo development, with extensive retail component, near Square One Mississauga.

The City of Mississauga has just approved Rogers Real Estate Development Limited’s site-plan application to build a temporary sales centre on a 16-acre parcel of downtown Mississauga greenfield.

Mississauga city planners have expedited approval for the sales office, which will be a temporary structure.

The application for actual site plan approval is still pending, but the city of Mississauga has already approved in principle the master concept plan for the site. Planning for this latest huge Square One development has already been in the works for several years.

M City Mississauga

The proposed massive Rogers condo development is being branded as “M City”, and will be a 10-tower development on the vacant lands bordered  by Burnhamthorpe Road W. on the north, Confederation Parkway on the east, Webb Drive on the south, and Pinnacle International’s Grand Park development on the west. The development is situated directly south of the massive Amacon Parkside Village, on the opposite side of Burnhamthorpe Rd. W. There will be several new internal streets, as well as significant new retail, and a city park.

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There are 10 highrise towers proposed ranging in height from 21 to 60 storeys in height.  The towers would extend from podiums that are 3 to 6 storeys in height. The developer’s promotional brochure states that “the broad range of tower heights at Rogers M City will contribute to the visually distinctive and rapidly evolving Mississauga skyline. Towers will be oriented to take advantage of views of Mississauga City Centre, Lake Ontario, and major open spaces.”

The first phase of the multi-block development could well be a 51-to-60 storey signature tower on the southwest corner of Burnhamthorpe Road West and Confederation Parkway.

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Rogers originally approached Toronto developer Urban Capital in 2011 for help with the development process, according to an article in the December 2012 issue of Urban Capital’s company magazine.

The article states that the project is slated to become a 4,500-unit multi-block, mixed-use development. Eventually, 12,000 people could end up calling the future community home.

Urban design firm Cooper Robertson and architect Rudy Wallman, principal of Wallman Architects, acted as consultants.

“We wanted to create one or two very important signature towers on Burnhamthorpe,” Donald Clinton, partner at Cooper Robertson, is quoted as saying in the article.

“If you are downtown and you look west and east, we’d like Garden City’s towers to be as important on the skyline in the west as the Absolute World towers are in the east,” he added, referring to the iconic towers by Fernbrook Homes and Cityzen Development Group sometimes called the Marilyn Monroe towers.

Rogers Real Estate filed a trademark application for “M City,” tech blog MobileSyrup reported in July, a month after the sales centre application was handed in. The trademark filing included a logo and is related to real estate services, according to MobileSyrup.

Site Plan Approval

Rogers Real Estate will have to submit a site plan application to the City, as well as an application to remove the “H” holding symbol on the land — a type of rezoning application — to proceed with the project and apply for building permits.

The lands are already zoned to permit the type of urban mixed-use that the Rogers condo development is proposing.  But the holding symbol doesn’t allow development, and it can only be lifted once an agreement is reached with the city to work out servicing requirements, such as sewage and road infrastructure.

The City’s review process for a site plan approval usually takes about a year, so it will be some time before shovels can break ground.

with files from buzzbuzzhome.com

Mississauga Condos

Mississauga Condos – Lifestyle Choices

Mississauga condos Marilyn Monroe

A recent trip out to the Canadian city of Mississauga provided us with a first hand look at just how popular condos have become in the North American real estate market. Here is this western suburb of Toronto, Ontario, surrounding the large regional shopping center known as Square One,  there are dozens of highrise condominium towers, where thousands of people now live and call home. There are reasons why Mississauga condos are so popular these days. Numerous benefits to owning a condominium are difficult to duplicate in a single detached home. We will attempt to review some of the reasons why condo living, and specifically condo living in the Square One area  of Mississauga, has become so popular.

One of the significant factors contributing to the popularity of  Mississauga condos has simply been the price. Compared to detached homes, semi-detached, and townhouses, condos often offer the most affordable solution for people looking to buy real estate.

Their relative affordability  has actually opened up the ability to purchase a home and get into the market, to a vast number of individuals who would be otherwise unable to purchase real estate in Mississauga. This affordability factor has been one of the key drivers of the success of Mississauga condos in the Greater Toronto real estate market.

One other factor contributing to the immense popularity of condos in the Greater Toronto area is that many of the newest and best projects are located in the urban downtown areas of their respective cities – Toronto, Mississauga, and Oakville.  This is often a determinant when professional people are looking to locate close to their workplace, removing the need for a long commute.  The added bonus is that downtown living provides the condo owner with a vast array of restaurant, shopping, and entertainment options. Many of the higher end condos even have such facilities onsite in their own building.

Condo apartments also offer an array of features and amenities that would be difficult to replicate in a single family residence. Spas, fully equipped gymnasiums, indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpools and saunas, party and games rooms are just some of the amenities which can be found in many of today’s condo complexes.

Another attraction of condo living is a lifestyle which is maintenance free for gardening and yard maintenance. If you have had enough of mowing lawns or raking fallen leaves, then a condo apartment may be a good fit for you. Safety is one other benefit that condos provide. Most buildings feature a 24 hour concierge or security guard at the entrance, making it a lot more difficult for thieves to get to your residence.

With such a great list of benefits for the homeowner,  it is easy to see why condominiums have ended up being so popular in recent years, and they will probably only increase in popularity in the future. The Mississauga real estate market has an impressive selection of condo apartments for sale that spans all price ranges and styles. Get one of the amazing Mississauga condos, and you will be glad you did.

Condos for sale at Square One