Milford Residents Protest Housing Complex

By Ari Mason and Ilana Gold
|  Wednesday, Nov 20, 2013  |  Updated 7:06 AM EDT
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Milford Residents Protest Housing Complex

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Milford residents are upset about the city’s plan to build an affordable housing complex on Pond Point Avenue and brought their concerns to a meeting at city hall on Tuesday night.

The proposed complex includes 23 residential units and would be constructed at 86 Pond Point Avenue, a currently undeveloped area in the woods. Neighbors said they’re worried about water problems and traffic headaches.

“This is not the right place,” said Alderman Ray Vitali.

Vitali said the nearby intersection at New Haven Avenue is already dangerous, and additional housing and more cars on the road could exacerbate that problem.

“Traffic is enormous in that area it’s just unreasonable for the amount of traffic and accidents,” Vitali said.

Colberg LLC, the developer, attended the meeting to present to the city Planning and Zoning Board.

According to the Path, around 35 signs have gone up along Pond Point Avenue to protest the development. The signs read “Save the woods,” “Stop Colberg LLC” and “Speak Up Nov. 19.”

The city did  not make a final decision tonight.

Planning and Zoning will vote on this issue in the next few weeks.


 

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