Milton councillor asks staff to further review application for proposed high-rise tower

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Published December 29, 2021 at 2:58 pm

Councillor Colin Best recently asked staff to further review an application for a proposed high-rise tower in Milton.

The applicant, 2587523 Ontario Inc., submitted applications for a local official plan and zoning by-law amendments for the lands located on the north side of Nipissing Rd.

The proposed development is a 19-storey mixed-use building containing 271 apartment dwelling units and 46.3 square metres of commercial/retail space located on the ground floor.

A total of three levels of underground parking are proposed with vehicle access to the site via Nipissing Rd. The proposal includes a total of 335 vehicle parking spaces, 62 of which would be for visitors as well as 245 bicycle parking spaces.

In terms of amenity space for the subject site, a total of 1,529 square metres is proposed, 443 square metres of which would be located indoors and 1,086 square metres outdoors.

As a result, a local official plan amendment would be required to permit the proposed height and a zoning by-law amendment in order to add site-specific zoning requirements to facilitate the development.

The meeting in which the proposal was discussed took place on Dec. 13.

While a representative for the applicant stated that the proposed development would improve opportunities for landscape, Best questioned whether it would benefit the local community and asked staff to further review the proposal as a result.

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