Milford Planning and Zoning Board Meeting Preview

 Continuation of 8-30(g) housing proposal

The Planning and Zoning Board will once again take up the proposal for Garden Homes Management Corporation's proposal for a 36-unit 8-30(g) housing development. 

The last board meeting was closed to public comment except for the issue of possible mercury contamination near the site. The health department will report on its findings, which are based off of previous studies around the area.

The board forwarded copies of a recent report to the health department conducted on behalf of Garden Homes Management. The report, conducted by Environmental consultant Marc Casslar from GeoQuest Inc. found that levels of mercury in and near the property were well below state regulation limits.

Amendment to New Haven Avenue Corridor Area

Another item on the agenda pertains to the New Haven Avenue Corridor Design District-4, according to Attorney Win Smith of Dey, Smith and Collier. The proposed ammendment to zoning regulations would allow for:

“a commercial garage or vehicle repair and/or service garage provided the following standards are met:”  if they are not located on a state highway, are located on property that abuts a railroad right of way, are on a property with minimum lot width of 175 feet, have a landscaped front yard setback of 25 feet, all repair bays and repairs are conducted inside an enclosed building, and “outdoor storage of vehicles shall be appropriately screened.”

Smith said he suspects the proposed changes relate to an expansion of Robert's Service Center on 216 Buckingham Avenue. The owners of Robert's Service Center couldn't be reached for comment at the time of publishing.

 The area encompasses land on both sides of New Haven Avenue from Gulf Street to Pepe's Farm Road, as well as the area near Buckingham Avenue from Gulf Street to New Haven Avenue. 


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