Will Milton residents continue to oppose latest development plan by Mattamy Homes?

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Published February 9, 2024 at 6:40 pm

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Rendering by Mattamy, courtesy of the Town of Milton

Mattamy Homes has already listened to public feedback regarding a proposed development in Milton, now they want to hear more.

A public meeting is being held about the proposed buildings on the northwest corner of Regional Road 25 and Britannia Rd. on Tuesday, Feb. 20.

The proposal would see Mattamy build eight new high rise buildings, bringing more than 1,700 residential units to town.

When the plan was discussed at a council meeting in late October, numerous residents expressed reservations about it.

The plan calls for buildings ranging from 12 to 15 stories and would also include about 10,000 sq.-ft. of ground-floor commercial space.

Some residents were concerned about the additional traffic that would come with 1,700 new residential units, saying that when they bought their properties in the area, they didn’t account for the added density.

And although there was a promenade along the western perimeter of the site, some thought it wasn’t enough space for the families and children who would live there.

“There are no parks in this community. I’ve lived in Milton since 2004. You walk anywhere, 10 minutes, 15 minutes, you’re in a park. It’s a beautiful community, beautiful schools and trees. I loved raising my children in Milton. This is not the Milton that I am comfortable with, that I’m used to,” one resident told council.

“We would prefer a smaller building, but it’s too many buildings and too many people and there’s nothing for families. Kids want a park. They want swings.”

In its notice for a new public consultation, Mattamy said, “We’ve heard many comments from the public and have made changes to the proposed development.”

Mattamy said they want to use the meeting to provide local residents with an update on the proposed changes to the site, offering an opportunity for people to ask questions and share further comments.

The meeting is being held in the cafeteria of Elsie MacGill Secondary School, 1410 Bronte St. S. People can register by sending an email to [email protected].

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