Here’s What’s Happening With Urban Expansion in Milton
Nowadays, urban expansion is almost inevitable so it may not come as a surprise to find out that many municipalities are planning and preparing for expansion.
The Town of Milton is no exception.
Recently, Milton council adopted the Trafalgar Secondary Plan - a land-use policy framework that will guide new development for the area along Trafalgar Road between Derry Road to the south of Britannia Road.
This is the town’s next phase of urban expansion.
“This plan supports the development of a complete, active and sustainable community that ensures a range of housing and job options in a walkable urban setting,” Barb Koopmans, Commissioner, Planning and Development, said in a press release.
The plan, according to the release, envisions a mixed-use, transit-supportive, higher density community. This envisioned community will connect people to jobs, shopping, public transit, and community spaces.
The Trafalgar Secondary Plan, along with the Agerton Secondary Plan, will make up the Trafalgar Corridor. Both plans will increase access to a proposed GO Station along the corridor which would make things easier for people to use GO Transit and local transit.
Trafalgar & Agerton Secondary Plans moving forward after last nights #MiltonON Council meeting. This is the next area of growth with the potential of bringing a second GO Station along with 32,000 residents & over 19,000 jobs.— Councillor Mike Cluett (@Mike_Cluett) March 26, 2019
Discussions w/province, Metrolinx ongoing. pic.twitter.com/bURkmc3Dt3
The corridor, as noted in the release, will also bring more jobs to the town.
“The Trafalgar Corridor and its growth policies will bring 19,000 jobs to Milton and accommodate 32,000 residents over the next 20 years,” Mayor Gord Krantz, said in the release. “It will manage the development of a complete community and create vibrant urban spaces.”
The Trafalgar Secondary Plan will be forwarded to Halton Region for approval, and the Agerton Secondary Plan Framework will feed into an ongoing regional study. This study, notes the release, will consider the town’s mixed-use employment vision for the community.
For more information about these plans, click here.
Graphic is courtesy of the Town of Milton.
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