A 72-acre property that sat vacant for nearly 30 years in Port Credit, Ont. is closer to its new life as the Brightwater master-planned community.
The Port Credit West Village Partners, including Kilmer Group, DiamondCorp, Dream Unlimited, and FRAM + Slokker announced the launch this week.
The masterplan, designed by architectural firm Giannone Petricone Associates and design and planning firm Urban Strategies, will bring a much-needed mix of housing typologies to Mississauga that includes 2,995 new residences through a mix of condominiums and townhomes, as well as 150 affordable housing units. Urban and community amenities will include 300,000 square feet of retail, restaurants, office space, as well as a future new elementary school and proposed community centre.
Diamond Schmitt Architects has designed the first phase—Brightwater I and Brightwater II—which will rise on the remediated Imperial Oil Lands at 70 Mississauga Road South and 181 Lakeshore Road West.
Details implemented in the design of the amenity spaces, included a co-working space, modular party spaces that provide flexibility for gatherings, and more. In addition to the robust amenity program, both Brightwater I and Brightwater II will feature smart home technology features designed to simplify the everyday. These features include a virtual concierge, unlimited internet data, master lighting control, WiFi through amenity spaces, keyless entry, programmable thermostats, a community app, and more.
A key feature of the community will be 18 acres of new green spaces, including a new nine-plus acre waterfront park, with walking and cycling promenades, pedestrian mews and public plazas that weave throughout the site.
The project also introduces one of the first bioswale systems in Canada. Landscape architect Public Work has envisioned sloped naturalized channels to facilitate water movement on every street within the site. Stormwater management strategies, designed by Urbantech, and dynamic ecologies such as rainwater harvesting and bioretention strengthens Brightwater’s resilience, ensuring a healthy shoreline and meadow communities for the future.
“When we started our work on Brightwater more than five years ago, we were so motivated by our vision of what the future of Port Credit Village and the waterfront could be,” says Bob Blazevski, President and COO of DiamondCorp. “We have assembled an exceptional team of top talent across real estate, architecture, design and planning. We put our heads together to push the boundaries within our fields. The result is a world-class community and that will be a legacy for generations to come.”