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Stop 3074 Main St. development (Milton, ON)

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Recently, Report PD‐012‐11 was brought forward to propose a high‐density Residential Office Zone development at 3074 Main Street. The development would consist of two towers with up to 240 units with all traffic using one driveway on Whitmer Street. If the applicant satisifies one or more of the Town of Milton’s ‘height and bonus density’ provisions, the developer could increase the building from the proposed 6‐storeys to 10‐storeys. In meeting the Town’s outlined provisions, the developer could choose to change the condomium units to rental housing or demolish the ‘Harrison House’ (recognized by the Town but not yet designated historic under the Ontario Heritage Act).  

Why we need to STOP this development?  

TRAFFIC—In a 2003 traffic study commissioned by the Town of Milton, Main Street was found to be at 94% capacity in 1999. The safety of Whitmer and Main Streets are a concern not only for motorists, but also for the pedestrians on the pathways and sidewalks.  

PARKING—Street parking on Whitmer is already at maximum capacity and is an obstacle course for motorists, let alone adding 226 more residences.  

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT—Main Street West serves as the gateway to the Escarpment. The ‘graduation in density’ should lessen as developments near the Niagara Escarpment designated lands. Literally, across the street from this proposed development, the land is designated Niagara Escarpment Plan Area. Why would you zone for high density Residential Office adjacent to protected lands?  

HEIGHT ‐ Do you enjoy the sunrise or sunset in your yard? Think of the shadow that a 10‐storey building would cast on your property and how 240 units would be looking down into your yard.  

PRECEDENCE— Although the zoning for the adjacent property (bordered by Duncan Lane, the stormwater lands and the CN Railway) is determined, allowing a change in zoning for the 3074 Main Street development, makes it is easier for neighbouring properties to change their zoning because of the precedent that has been set.

AESTHETICS—Did you purchase your home because you enjoy coming home to the view of the Escarpment? These buildings would block that view and literally stick out like a sore thumb amongst the low‐rise residences that surround it.


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