Europro is pleased to announce the enthusiastic endorsement by the City of Windsor’s Development and Heritage Standing Committee of an innovative plan to build five residential towers on an unused corner of the 44-acre Tecumseh Mall property.
The development, bounded by Lauzon Parkway, Lauzon Road, Tecumseh Road and the CN railroad tracks, calls for five, six-storey buildings with 390 units.
The Development and Heritage Standing Committee met on Tuesday, October 12 to discuss the rezoning application submitted by Europro. The proposed plan received a convincing 7-1 vote that recommended the required zone and official plan, with some minor suggestions.
Europro acquired Tecumseh Mall in 2018 and has been working with the city for the last year on the residential component. “The mall has been there for many, many years and we want to have residential to support the mall and the mall to support residential,” revealed Europro President, Josef Jakubovic.
“The five-building development may well be just the start. Similar malls in other Ontario cities are also adding residential projects, creating mixed-use properties that give the stores and restaurants nearby customers and give the residents handy access to the services they need,” furthered Jakubovic. Within walking distance there will be a variety of services including Marshalls + HomeSense, the LCBO, GoodLife Fitness, Home Depot, Walmart and shopping opportunities within Tecumseh Mall.
Ward 4 Coun. Chris Holt, believes the project will be a very popular choice for people seeking a place to live. “They’ll have easy access to shopping, to so many different forms of recreation and purchase power,” said Holt. “This is what quality living is all about, it’s having easy access to that without having to jump in the car and drive everywhere.”
The units will be rentals, which should help address the city’s acute housing shortage. Ward 3. Coun. Rino Bortolin, who chairs the committee, said he expects to see more developments like this in the city. Europro’s development plan checks all of the boxes, and then some.
Europro Vice President, Jesse Nathanson, would like to have a shovel in the ground by early spring for the unused land once signed off by council. “Our philosophy here is we see the future as having retail surrounded by residents. It’s going to bring life to the site and it’s going to bring life to the city,” concluded Nathanson.
More details will be made available in the coming months. Stay tuned.