TFrom what used to be a Sears outlet on Queen Street, a set of high-rise buildings have been proposed, including what could be Brampton’s first skyscraper.

Weston Consulting, an urban planning firm, submitted a plan for 253 Queen Street East that was presented to a public Planning & Development Committee meeting on June 17 at 7:00 p.m.

A trio of towers, at 30, 32 and 46 storeys have been proposed to be built in two phases. The last tower is taller than the 40 storey minimum that currently sets the height standard for a modern skyscraper.

The development is being designed by Quadrangle, an architecture firm based in Toronto.

253 Queen East Skyscraper Developer

A total of 998 residential units have been proposed, along with 8,154 square metres of office space, and 1,860 square metres of retail units.

1,272 parking spaces and 850 bicycle parking spaces are also included in a underground and elevated garage.

More public meetings are planned. To see the architectural drawings package, click here.

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