Milton council members concerned about proposed apartment buildings in large subdivision


Published November 19, 2021 at 11:43 am

A subdivision has been proposed in Milton and while the proposal is in its early stages, it is already raising concerns from council members and local residents.

The applicant, Glenn Schnarr & Associates Inc., is proposing a development that would consist of approximately 16,550 square metres of retail/commercial service space, 1,047 residential dwelling units including 188 townhouse units, 399 retirement residential units in two 15-storey apartment buildings and an additional 460 apartment units in two 11- storey apartment buildings and a 15-storey apartment building.

The proposed application to facilitate the development of the Secondary Mixed Use Node with commercial and residential development at the southwest corner of Bronte St. and Louis St. Laurent Ave. was up for discussion at a meeting on Nov. 15.

The subject lands are located on the southwest corner of Bronte St. and Louis St. Laurent Ave., east of the Canadian National Railway tracks.

At the meeting, Karen Bennett, who spoke on behalf of the applicant, noted that the development will enhance the surrounding community.

Concerns were expressed by Councillors Sameera Ali and Zeeshan Hamid about the proposed height, location and density.

Ali also mentioned that she has heard concerns from several residents in the area.

The subject lands, which are currently vacant, are approximately 36.5 hectares in size with approximately 200 metres of frontage on Bronte St. and 500 metres of frontage on Louis St. Laurent Ave.

If approved, the plan of subdivision would create blocks for the proposed commercial development, the proposed residential development, a 16.19-hectare district park, blocks for a trail, an active transportation link, natural heritage system and associated buffers, a stormwater management facility and road widenings.

Since no members of the public came forward at the time of the meeting, Mayor Gordon Krantz closed the public meeting.

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