Mature Neighbourhoods Character Area Study

Update report

Milton Council endorsed the Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study Update Report (PD-018-19) and directed staff to prepare the implementing policy and regulatory documents and consult with the public prior to bringing the proposed amendments to Council for consideration.

This staff report prepared for Council does not include a recommendation. A recommendation report will be presented to Council in the future.

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?

Staff has initiated Phase 1 with an assessment of the low-density residential neighbourhoods within the Downtown Character Area (part of the Old Milton Neighbourhood) and the residential properties fronting onto Martin Street, between Main Street and Steeles Ave. This section of Martin Street has been identified as an important connector and gateway to the Downtown Core.

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.

Public open houses

Milton is hosted two public open houses to provide residents, and anyone interested in the study, an opportunity to review the feedback received throughout the study and the key findings of the technical review on April 29 and May 2.

Open house display boards

Walking tours

Thank you to all who participated in the walking tours.

The Neighbourhood Walking Tours provided an opportunity for Town staff to discuss the purpose of the study with residents and collect further information about the area under review. In total, six walking tours were carried out, in which residents had an opportunity to identify features and elements that define their neighbourhoods.

The information collected is valuable and will inform the development of recommendations to better manage development and change in the area.


Update report

Milton Council endorsed the Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study Update Report (PD-018-19) and directed staff to prepare the implementing policy and regulatory documents and consult with the public prior to bringing the proposed amendments to Council for consideration.

This staff report prepared for Council does not include a recommendation. A recommendation report will be presented to Council in the future.

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?

Staff has initiated Phase 1 with an assessment of the low-density residential neighbourhoods within the Downtown Character Area (part of the Old Milton Neighbourhood) and the residential properties fronting onto Martin Street, between Main Street and Steeles Ave. This section of Martin Street has been identified as an important connector and gateway to the Downtown Core.

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.

Public open houses

Milton is hosted two public open houses to provide residents, and anyone interested in the study, an opportunity to review the feedback received throughout the study and the key findings of the technical review on April 29 and May 2.

Open house display boards

Walking tours

Thank you to all who participated in the walking tours.

The Neighbourhood Walking Tours provided an opportunity for Town staff to discuss the purpose of the study with residents and collect further information about the area under review. In total, six walking tours were carried out, in which residents had an opportunity to identify features and elements that define their neighbourhoods.

The information collected is valuable and will inform the development of recommendations to better manage development and change in the area.


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    Downtown Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study

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

    Milton has initiated a Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study in the Downtown Character Area to gain a better understanding, with community input, of the elements and qualities that contribute to neighbourhood character. The study is assessing 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 the mature neighbourhoods.

    By completing this survey, we invite you to share your input about what you value about the character of these neighbourhoods.

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

    Milton has initiated a Mature Neighbourhoods Character Study in the Downtown Character Area to gain a better understanding, with community input, of the elements and qualities that contribute to neighbourhood character. The study is assessing 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 the mature neighbourhoods.

    By completing this survey, we invite you to share your input about what you value about the character of these neighbourhoods.

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