Town of Milton wants input from residents on vision for Main St. E. development

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Published June 27, 2023 at 12:30 pm

A building boom is coming to Main St. E. in Milton and the Town wants to hear your vision for it.

Milton’s next major expansion will be in the area around the Milton GO Station and the Town wants to hear from residents before implementing a plan.

Main Street East connects Milton’s arts district in the east to its historic downtown in the west. It is envisioned as a landmark street and a destination within Uptown, the Milton GO Station area.

“We are taking important steps as a community to reshape the Milton GO Station district into a complete, accessible, and walkable community,” said Jill Hogan, commissioner Development Services.

“As we plan to make Uptown a hub of possibility, we want to welcome public input every step of the way.”

The area’s transformation follows years of work. In 2022, Milton Council approved policies to manage the area’s growth and development, including building heights, density, land use, parking, urban design and open space.

The Town’s Mobility Hub Study shared key recommendations for the future of Main Street East including:

  • Transition from an automobile-oriented street to a green corridor, supporting seamless movement between all modes of transportation and placing special priority on accessibility and safety
  • Enhance the public realm along Main Street East through widened sidewalks, cycling infrastructure and active building frontages
  • Serve as a green corridor prioritizing cyclists and pedestrians
  • Create more welcoming and functional spaces

Reimagining Main Street East will establish the vision, principles, and components to guide the future design and reconstruction of the Main Street East corridor and illustrate the collective vision for the corridor.

“Our growth strategy is defined and the area surrounding the Milton GO Station is a critical component of this. We want to ensure that we do it right,” said Milton Mayor Gord Krantz.

“It’s important to understand the public vision for the area, so we can build a place that matters to the future of Milton.”

Public engagement will collect site-specific ideas about Uptown’s existing conditions and opportunities, review draft images of its potential design, and lead to detailed study and design of Main Street East.

Residents can engage and share your ideas for Main Street East here.

Learn more about planning for the area here.

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