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Milton Launches Engagement Initiative for the Future Milton Education Village

Posted on Friday February 02, 2018
Concept Designs for Milton Education Village on Site Map

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On January 31, the Town of Milton hosted a community meeting and interactive workshop to gather input from residents about their vision for the Milton Education Village lands.

The Milton Education Village (MEV) will be a comprehensively-planned, complete urban neighbourhood, integrating post-secondary education, residential, commercial, employment and recreational uses into a 400-acre site located south of Derry Road, west of Tremaine Road and north of Britannia Road, adjacent to the Niagara Escarpment.

“This is an incredible opportunity to imagine all of the possibilities for this neighbourhood,” said Jill Hogan, Director, Policy Planning and Urban Design. “Think about what this place could look and feel like. Imagine a place you want to live, learn, and linger in. We want to create that place, right here in Milton.”

Unbound by an established design concept, participants were asked to think creatively and imagine the possibilities for this site.  Teams worked together with a facilitator to express their creative vision and bold ideas on site-specific maps, an exercise that yielded valuable discussion and feedback for Town Planners (see photo attached).

“The MEV will be a game-changer for Milton,” said Barb Koopmans, Commissioner of Planning & Development. “Working closely with members of the community to develop a shared vision for Milton’s future is fundamental to creating a successful plan.”

In addition to seeking public input through this community meeting and workshop session, staff continue to conduct ongoing, one-on-one stakeholder interviews, and are planning for a number of future online and in-person engagement opportunities.

To ensure the entire community has an opportunity to view the information boards from this meeting, the presentation will be made accessible on the Town’s website. Boards will also be placed on display in facilities across the community throughout February. Members of the public are encouraged to provide comments by emailing planning@milton.ca.

To stay informed about this project, register for the MEV mailing list, or to find out about upcoming opportunities to get involved in the planning process, visit www.milton.ca/MEVSecondaryPlan

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