Revised Milton development reduces density, increases greenspace


Published February 29, 2024 at 10:22 am

Mattamy Homes has released revised renderings of the proposed Milton development on the northwest corner of Britannia Rd. and Regional Road 25.

The changes were made in response to public meetings held last fall and incorporated input from members of the public. The main complaints received were that the density was too high, which would cause traffic issues, there was a lack of year-round open space for residents to use, and the buildings were too close to an existing neighbourhood immediately to the west.

“Public meetings offer chances for members of the community and Town staff to offer feedback, and we value that. We’re always evaluating our projects so they can fit in well with the neighbours,” said Shane Cooney, Mattamy vice president of development.

Mattamy increased the amount of greenspace and gave more consideration to year-round uses for the space. They also reduced the heights of several of the eight buildings, removing 300 residential units, dropping the total to about 1,400.

They also moved the buildings closer to Regional Road 25, adding more space between them and the existing residences. They also changed the alignment of several buildings in order to reduce the impact on neighbours.

The revised plans will now go back to Town of Milton staff before starting the approval process.

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