Council approves plan to manage growth around Milton GO Station


Published March 1, 2022 at 12:25 pm

Milton has approved redevelopment policies to manage growth and development around the Milton GO Station.

The policies, which were approved at a Town council meeting on Feb. 28, will guide the development of buildings, homes, businesses, roads, sidewalks and public spaces in the area within a 10-minute walk of the Milton GO Station and are based on findings from the Mobility Hub Study, which helped to develop the vision for this area.

The policy solutions also address building heights, density, land use, parking, urban design, and open space.

Once built out, the area will be an urban centre destination for residents, visitors and housing. This means that many locations such as offices, restaurants and stores will be available within walking distance while complementing historic downtown Milton.

Following the discussion, Mayor Gordon Krantz stated that through the new policies, the Town of Milton is “in a position to proactively manage growth and build out the area around the Milton GO Station.”

“A lot of work has gone into bringing the vision for the Mobility Hub to life, and as a Council, we look forward to seeing this area and others come to fruition to create our future Milton,” added Mayor Krantz.

David Twigg, Acting Director, Planning Policy and Urban Design for the Town of Milton also noted that through the policies, it ensures that the Town has an up-to-date planning framework in place to guide the transformation of the area surrounding the Milton GO station.

“Milton’s vision of a complete community includes re-imagining the area focused on the Town’s central GO station to meet the current and future needs of our community,” added Twigg.

“We look forward to seeing this area come together, making Milton A Place of Possibility,” tweeted the Town of Milton following the approval of the policies.

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