Not long ago, Milton was a small town with a humble population and a blue collar identity. Over the past ten years, things have drastically changed as many economic growth concepts have been carefully theorized, planned and implemented. The Derry Green Business Park is one of Milton’s finest new developments. It is a proposed business centre — one of two giant economic hubs within Milton — that will vastly improve the town’s infrastructure and wealth.
The Derry Green Business Park will attract businesses to Milton. There will be a hike in job opportunity, right here in our town. Many who live in Milton will no longer need to make the long trek southeast to earn a pay cheque or to shop for certain items that could not be found in the Milton of yesteryear. Nice restaurants will open their doors. Night life will improve. Patios will spread across rooftops and sidewalks. Milton will embrace economics and culture. And yet, it will still be Milton, a beautiful place to live, where quiet side streets contain well kept houses with colourful gardens and friendly homeowners out walking the dog.
Milton is a sort of diamond in the rough, a hidden gem, a secret that not enough people are talking about because all of the town’s new developments are flying under the radar in the enormous GTA. We’re okay with that, here in Milton, because that means we’ll get first dibs on opportunities provided by the Derry Green Business Park and other promising, prosperous developments like the Milton Education Village before the rest of the world realizes the benefits we’ve enjoyed.
It was in 2010 when the Town of Milton passed a by-law that approved the proposed Derry Green Business Park plan. The park is not a park, in truth. It’s a business hub, located between James Snow Parkway, Highway 401 and Sixth Line. Derry Road and Fifth Line run right through the heart of the Derry Green Business Park. And the town has tasked Destiny Milton II with designing the 2,000 square acre urban centre to look modern and be easily accessible.
The Town of Milton has published a detailed report explaining the Derry Green Business Park. You can view the report by clicking here. Within it, the Town projects the following benefits Milton will enjoy thanks to its new business hub. Here are a few, courtesy of Milton.ca:
*Develop a safe, livable, attractive and healthy community;
*Protect the heritage and community character;
*Encourage compact development;
*Provide for a well-integrated and diverse transportation system;
*Maintain, enhance and restore the natural environment; and,
*Preserve, enhance and extend the urban centre open space system.
The report describes prestigious office space that will be located on major roads through the Derry Green Business Park. Own a business with an office out of town? You’ll be able to address that soon enough and relocate closer to home. Wish to start a business in Milton? There will be ample office space available to you. Think about what that means if you have children? You’ll be home one or two hours earlier, depending on how far you currently work. Working in Milton will mean more time with the family and less travel expenses.
Milton is expanding rapidly. In previous blogs I’ve highlighted how this town is a great place for young families to buy a home and raise children. The Milton Education Village and the Velodrome provide much in the way of sport and learning opportunities. And Milton is right off the 407 Highway, making it easy for residents to get around the GTA to visit mom and dad out east or to the south. The Derry Green Business Park is part of the big picture, part of Milton’s plan to establish itself as one of the GTA’s major economic hubs with a focus on technology and business growth. Rather than entering the chaos associated with older business sectors around Toronto, Milton provides the next generation with a place to prosper, a new place, built upon foresight and future opportunity.