Are you allowing Mid-rise on Mulock street in the secondary plan area !
Hello and thank you for your question. Yes, the objective for the Secondary Plan is to allow a greater range of land uses, and building heights / densities (such as mid-rise) along Mulock Drive, but also throughout the remainder of the study area. The effect of this will be to support the GO Station and develop in a way that makes the most efficient use of land and resources.
In the Secondary Plan it shows a proposal for mid rise mixed use development where Aurora-Newmarket Community Living and Inn from the Cold are located. Can you please confirm that these organizations are going to be consulted directly? They are essential services for the most vulnerable in our community and I don't want to see them being pushed to cheaper real estate like Harry Walker Parkway because we value commuters more than we value our vulnerable residents in the area. We need this plan to integrate with the organizations' individual growth.
Hello - Thanks for the great question! To be clear, there is no intent to have social services relocated to other areas of Town, in fact, one of the Secondary Plan's Guiding Principles is to "Strengthen the existing network of social services within the study area". In order to meet the intent of this Guiding Principle, the future designation(s) of the area will be one that not only permits these uses, but encourages additional, similar uses to locate in the area.
As the Secondary Plan progresses, we will be hosting additional engagement sessions with landowners and the public at large for input on potential land uses, among other items. Please check back regularly for the latest info!
I know we are talking about Mulock Station. But cannot stop thinking on what will it happen, if anything, with the Davis Go Station? Is there any consideration of the time it will add to the overall commute down to Union station? Thank You.
Hello, thank you for your question. The GO station on Davis Drive (the Newmarket GO Station), will remain. In fact, various improvements are planned for that station over the coming years intended to better connect the station with the surrounding area, particularly with the Main Street Rapidway Station. These improvements are documented in the recently approved Mobility Hub Study, available here: https://www.newmarket.ca/gotransitexpansion
It is intended that any additional journey time resulting from the additional stations along the line will be offset by the electrification of the line (resulting in faster trains), level boarding (which reduces time spent at stations) and possible service plan changes.
I must have missed something as I have no idea where the proposed Mulock station is going to be. Could you please provide this information so I can comment on the town's secondary plan?
Hello - Thanks for your question! Information on the Mulock Station - including a preliminary concept - can be found on the project's main website, here: https://bit.ly/2NYJoa3 Thanks again and we look forward to your feedback!
There will be high traffic volumes in short periods of time, morning and evening rush hour, that will cause problems for ongoing traffic. What is the plan for road reconstruction, traffic lights etc. ? Maybe a "crossing guard" to reduce bad driver behaviour!
Hello and thanks for the question! Traffic is a big consideration when undertaking a project like this. It's a key element of the Secondary Plan, and a specific background study that is being prepared is a Traffic Impact Assessment. These reports analyze the existing traffic volumes and patterns, model future volumes and patterns, then recommend specific mitigation measures like road works and traffic signal timing adjustments (among others) in order to accommodate future traffic.
Thanks again for the question,
With current parking bylaws, parking from early spring to late fall are allowed on the surrounding streets and on both sides. I foresee commuters using this street parking if they can’t find station parking. This will cause severe traffic flow problems and safety problems on roads like Willowick and Carberry. How will the town of Newmarket change parking bylaws to control non resident parking and to ensure safe and enjoyable street for residents. Suggestion: limit parking to one side of the street and not allowing parking at bend in the road.
Hello - Thanks for your question. As noted, traffic is a big consideration when undertaking a project like this. It's a key element of the Secondary Plan, and a specific background study that is being prepared is a Traffic Impact Assessment. These reports analyze the existing traffic volumes and patterns, model future volumes and patterns, then recommend specific mitigation measures like road works (including traffic calming measures) and regulating parking behaviours (often through by-laws). These are only two of many tools that will be considered through the study to minimize potential impacts to the surrounding residential areas.
Thanks again for your question,
Are there any plans to expand the north/south bus routes?
IE stopping at the Yonge/York MIlls station? Currently I have to go all the way to Yorkdale and then circle back which is really quite inconvenient.
Would love to see this.
Hi there - Good question. I think we can expect changes to both local YRT and Metrolinx bus service once the station is built in order to efficiently support the new station. Specific changes will be confirmed later on in the planning process, however you may want to contact YRT and Metrolinx directly to see if any early information is available.
YRT: https://www.yrt.ca/en/about-us/contact-us.aspx Metrolinx: https://secure.metrolinx.com/secure/en/contactus/
Hi, I'm really excited about the prospect of density along this corridor, which is a bit pedestrian-unfriendly, inaccessible, and frankly neglected and ugly. But there is concern that this puts more GO stations than needed within a short distance. At the same time, there is no prospect of decommissioning the Davis Dr GO because that is connected to the Viva BRT line. How serious are Metrolinx's plans? Also, any thought about rapid transit to connect here as well?
Hello – Thank you for your
questions. As someone who regularly walks along Mulock, I very much agree
with you about the current usability of the street from a walker’s
perspective. The Secondary Plan will certainty look at ways to improve
the pedestrian experience.
Although not directly part of this
project, the question of locating another station in in area that already has
stations (i.e. the central part of York Region) reflects the fact that the
population of this area is planned to grow. There are most definitely no
plans to decommission the Newmarket GO Station; in fact, this station recently
underwent a Mobility Hub Study that identified future intensification
possibilities around it. It will be an urban ‘walk-to’ station that will
anchor Davis Drive’s future growth.
The Town continues to work with
Metrolinx, York Region, YRT and other agencies on the final design of the
station. In much the same way that the Newmarket GO Station on Davis will
act as an anchor for future development along that part of Davis, the Mulock GO
Station will act as an anchor in this study area, as the surrounding lands
re-develop in a way that makes the best use of the land and station.
At this time, there are no plans to
expand rapid transit along Mulock. All efforts are on completing the
rapid transit along Yonge Street. I do note however that the Mulock
Station will be served by local YRT buses.
Hi. How many parking spaces will there be?
Hello - Thank you for your question. Approximately 700 vehicle parking spaces and 96 covered bicycle parking spaces are proposed as part of the Mulock Station project.
(As an aside, the Mulock Station project is a separate (although related) project from the Mulock Station Area Secondary Plan. The Mulock Station project is being led by Metrolinx whereas the Secondary Plan is being led by the Town. The Secondary Plan will look at how the lands surrounding the station can be re-envisioned in a compatible, transit supportive manner.)