A new apartment complex is proposed for vacant land along Lauzon Drive in East Windsor.
Monday’s meeting of the city’s Standing Committee on Development and Heritage will consider a rezoning application to make way for the construction of three four-story buildings with 23 units each and a total of 88 parking spaces.
The property is listed as 2601 Lauzon Parkway but includes access from Enterprise Way, behind a commercial plaza that includes John Maxx Sports and Wings and Planet Fitness.
Ward 8 Councilor Gary Kaschak says he sees it as an excellent infill development for the east end, in a heavily walkable area.
“You can get to grocery stores and gas stations, restaurants, etc. You are very close to Tecumseh Rd, Lauzon Drive, and EC Row Hwy, if you need to get in your vehicle and Of course, Transit Windsor has two transit routes nearby and the main terminal behind the Tecumseh Mall,” he says.
Another shopping plaza, Parkway Mall, is also located nearby, which includes Zehrs and Winners.
Rezoning is requested for land (circled with white lines) adjacent to Lauzon Drive for the development of three four-storey buildings with 23 units each and 88 parking spaces. June 30, 2022 (Image courtesy of City of Windsor)
Kaschak says that’s good news for the east, which has always had vacant lots for many years.
“Development used to be sparse but now with lots of people moving into the town, good economic development, a 6% growth rate in Windsor over the last few years, it’s the place to be. be,” he says. “The east end has some of this land and infill development like this, it’s fantastic.”
The administration recommends that the rezoning application be approved when the Standing Committee on Development and Heritage meets at 4:30 p.m. Monday.
Kaschak believes this only adds to the continued growth in the area, which already includes plans for an apartment development next to the Tecumseh Mall and a $250 million residential development on the site of the former GM Trim factory near WFCU center.
“Over 1,000 homes, residences for people, in a neighborhood that already has quite a few amenities. So you can get to a hockey game or a concert at WFCU, and all the other amenities close by. I’m very happy to see that,” he adds.
In September 2019, Farhi Developments has announced its plans to invest about $250 million to rework the vacant property that once housed the GM Trim plant, with the plan calling for more than 100 single-family homes and several condominiums, including two nine-story structures.
In October 2021, the committee approved a rezoning application to allow for the construction of five six-storey buildings with a total of 390 units and 498 surface parking spaces, on land just off the Tecumseh Mall near the train tracks along Lauzon Drive.