Thank you for your continued prayers for our first program in Mississauga, at Port Credit. In 2017, after four years of searching for a property, Indwell bought the lands at 425 Lakeshore — an old Firestone/Bridgestone retail location. In July 2018, Indwell was awarded $21.5 million from the Region of Peel to construct a four-storey, 68-unit development built to Passive House standards. This is the first time we ’ve received 100% of the capital funding from a municipal partner. Praise God!
The development process continues to move forward with strong community support. On July 10, Indwell hosted a community meeting, and over 50 people came out. By end of the night, apprehension turned into excitement for what Indwell hopes to achieve with the community.
The community meeting laid the groundwork for a successful application at the Committee of Adjustment in August, with unanimous support from the Committee. Both the Lakeview and Town of Port Credit Rate Payers Associations support our community-based approach to development — a unique experience for them compared to their typical applications.
In addition to affordable, supportive housing, Indwell is working with The Compass, a local food bank and outreach centre, to become the anchor tenant on the main floor.
God continues to move in powerful ways to open doors for this project to be a success. Provided environmental testing this fall is approved, the building is scheduled to open early 2021, with homes for 68 people.