Where almost 50,000 new residents will go in Milton’s next phase of growth
Published July 26, 2022 at 3:09 pm
Milton’s next phase of growth and development envisions a complete community with walkable neighbourhoods that will accommodate both employment and population growth between 2021 and 2031.
The Britannia Secondary Plan, which is located to the south and east of the Boyne Secondary Plan area, is being planned as a community area that will accommodate a total of 46,450 residents and 10,730 jobs.
The vision also focuses on creating complete, walkable neighbourhoods that will provide a mix of uses, such as a range of housing options as well as access to amenities and services.
At a recent statutory public meeting on July 18, the draft Britannia Secondary Plan was presented for comment.
During the presentation, Matthew Cory from Malone Given Parsons explained that the plan provides for local concentration and flexibility and that its amenities include parks, places of worship, village squares and more.
Cory also noted that the plan would, over the years, encourage intensification and evolution.
Following the presentation, Ward 3 Councillor Rick Di Lorenzo spoke up about the importance of residents being able to move throughout the development without vehicles.
In response, Commissioner of Development Services, Jill Hogan, confirmed that the town is putting a focus on cycling opportunities and trails.
Hogan also stated that the plan is “identifying the need for future cycling infrastructure.”
The report, along with a proposal for an official plan amendment is set to be brought back to council in early 2023.
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