Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Milford announces plan of development meetings

MILFORD--The Planning and Zoning Board is holding a series of 3 public meetings for the purpose of gathering and exchanging information on 4 specific topics for the update of the Plan of Conservation and Development. The meetings will be coordinated by Alan Plattus of the Yale Urban Design Workshop and will be as follows:
 
Meeting #1, topics 1 and 2, The Cherry Street Corridor and Fowler Field, to be Held on Monday, June 25th, 2012 at the Milford Public Library at 6:00 pm.

Meeting #2, topic 3, Shoreline Zoning, to be held on Wednesday June, 27th, 2012 at the Milford Public Library at 6:00 pm.

Meeting #3, topic 4, Walnut Beach Area Improvements, to be held on Thursday, June 28th, at the Margaret Egan Center at 6:00 pm.

The resulting information from these meetings will be presented to the Planning and Zoning Board at the July 17th Public hearing.

The Plan provides the City’s roadmap for future development and lays the groundwork for regulation and zoning decisions in the City.

Last adopted in 2002, State Statute requires the Plan be updated every 10 years in order to qualify for discretionary State funding such as Open Space and other competitive grant programs.  State law also requires the Plan to not only discuss Milford’s built environment and open space, but also transportation, local opportunities for mixed-use transit oriented development, housing goals, Historic Preservation, and the protection of Long Island Sound.

The Board has emphasized the need to have broad community input throughout the review process to ensure the Plan reflects residents’ needs and desires, and is representative of the public’s vision for Milford’s future. 

These meetings are a continuation of the many public meetings to be held during the almost year-long review and adoption process.  The Board welcomes the public to speak at the meeting about the topics presented, and to suggest changes that will benefit their community and the City.

To view the current Plan of Conservation and Development, visit:

Please contact City Planner David Sulkis or Assistant City Planner Emmeline Harrigan in the City’s Planning and Zoning Department at (203) 783-3245 for more information.

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