Three High-Rise Buildings Could See the Light of Day in Milton

Published March 7, 2019 at 1:42 pm

Three high-rise buildings could be coming to the Town of Milton.

Three high-rise buildings could be coming to the Town of Milton.

Milton council, as noted in a press release, recently approved the proposed Official Plan Amendment and Zoning Bylaw Amendment for 130 Thompson Rd. S. 

So, what exactly does this proposal include?

According to the release, the multi-residential development proposal consists of three high-rise buildings with proposed heights of 31, 29 and 27 storeys. These buildings would be located in the town’s Urban Growth Centre and Major Transit Station Area – east of the Milton GO Station. 

The buildings, as noted by Milton Gord Krantz, would help connect the community in a transit-oriented area. 

“The three high-rise buildings at 130 Thompson Rd. S. exemplify the next phase of intensified residential development in Milton”, Krantz said in the release. “These buildings support the access and use of public transit and Milton’s vision for building a complete community.”

These buildings would also help contribute to the town’s growth targets that have been set by the region and province.

By the year 2031, the town must build 5,300 new residential units. Fifty per cent of the 5,300 units have to be either townhouses or multi-storey buildings. The buildings included in this newly approved proposed plan, would contribute 802 units to this target.

The goal of this target is to help support the growth of the town.

“In order to support sustainable growth and the development of a complete community, Milton must increase residential density and provide a range of housing opportunities for residents of all ages and incomes,” Barb Koopmans, Commissioner Planning & Development, said in the release.

“Appropriate intensification in the Urban Growth Centre and transit-supportive locations contribute to place-making and overall community connectivity. Staff will work closely with this developer and future developers throughout the planning and development process to incorporate Milton’s vision to build A Place of Possibility.”

What do you think of the town’s decision to approve this proposal?

We will provide updates on this project as they become available.

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