Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study

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Neighbourhood Walking Tours - Please register!

Tell us what you value about the character of your neighbourhood!

We invite you to join us on a neighbourhood walking tour to share your input about what you value about the character of your neighbourhood. Your input is valuable and will inform the development of recommendations to better manage development and change in your neighbourhood.

Walking Tour Map

Planning staff has divided the Study Area into seven (7) sub areas based on staff research, site visits and preliminary analysis. Six (6) neighbourhood walking tours will be held to introduce the study, discuss aspects of character in a residential setting, and consider the opinion of residents.

 Neighbourhood Walking Tours Map

Register for a Neighbourhood Walking Tour!
 
Walking Tour 1 - The Victoria Park Neighbourhood - REGISTER FOR WALKING TOUR 1 
Date: September 18, 2018
Time: 5:00 – 6:30PM
Walking Tour 1 Handout (will be provided to participants)
 
Walking Tour 2 - The Lower East Neighbourhood - REGISTER FOR WALKING TOUR 2
Date: September 20, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 7:30PM
Walking Tour 2 Handout (will be provided to participants)
 
Walking Tour 3 - The Martin Gateway Corridor - REGISTER FOR WALKING TOUR 3
Date: September 25, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 7:30PM
Walking Tour 3 Handout (will be provided to participants)
 
Walking Tour 4 - The South Central Neighbourhood - REGISTER FOR WALKING TOUR 4
Date: September 27, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 7:30PM
Walking Tour 4 Handout (will be provided to participants)
 
Walking Tour 5 - The Mill Quarter Neighbourhood - REGISTER FOR WALKING TOUR 5
Date: October 2, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 7:30PM
Walking Tour 5 Handout (will be provided to participants)
 
Walking Tour 6 - The Victory Village Neighbourhood - REGISTER FOR WALKING TOUR 6
Date: October 4, 2018
Time: 6:00 – 7:30PM
Walking Tour 6 Handout (will be provided to participants)

There will be future opportunities to get involved in this study.

About the Study

What is it?

Milton has initiated a Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study to gain a better understanding, with community input, of the elements and qualities that contribute to neighbourhood character. The study will assess whether the policies of the Official Plan and the regulatory framework of the Town’s Zoning By-law are effective in managing development and maintaining the character of mature neighbourhoods. The study will inform potential improvements to these and other tools.

Where is it?

The study area is indicated in the map. Planning staff have initiated the study. After completion of Phase 1 (Downtown Character Area), staff will establish the necessary steps to undertake Phase 2 to assess other mature neighbourhoods within the Established Urban Area.

Mature Neighbourhood Map

Why are we doing this?

Rapid growth in Milton has resulted in pressure for intensification within Milton and significant interest in redevelopment in its mature neighbourhoods. Milton is beginning to experience the construction of large-scale residential rebuilds, significant renovation and large additions or demolition to buildings in order to make way for larger homes. This has raised public concern about the character and integrity of Milton’s mature neighbourhoods. The Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study responds to this concern by identify the qualities and characteristics influencing the town’s mature neighbourhoods. By reviewing applicable policies, regulations and by-laws this study will allow us to assess relevance and identify potential opportunities to enhance and improve the management of neighbourhood character issues related to development applications. 

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For more information, please contact:

Hugo Rincon, Planner, Policy & Urban Design
905-878-7252, ext. 2307
Email: Planning and Development