TOD Planning Grant/Downtown Development

Downtown River/High Streets Development





Project Name: Milford Train Station Market Analysis and Conceptual Site Plan

Grant Award:    $150,000



The purpose of the project is to create a Market Analysis and Conceptual Plan centered on the Milford Train Station, in the heart of downtown. The Market Analysis is needed to determine the economic viability of a mixed use development in proximity to the train station, and to guide the conceptual development of such a plan.



Market Analysis

  • Mapping of market viability of uses with fixed guideway against the current market conditions
  • Identify sub-market areas for development opportunities
  • Identify strategic sites for redevelopment that will spur broader opportunities
  • Identify financial viability of these opportunities
  • Identify strategies for overcoming barriers to potential opportunities

Conceptual Plan

  • Develop a Conceptual Plan to complement the Market Analysis and demonstrate potential for development.






Downtown River/High Street Development Committee (DRHSDC)

DRHSDC meets on the second Friday of every month in Conference Room B at 8:30 a.m. at Parsons Government Center, 70 West River Street, Milford CT 06460


Committee Members

Alderman Raymond G. Vitali

Alderman Bryan N. Anderson

Peter C. Smith, Chairman

John Knuff

Richard F. Jagoe, Jr.

Amanda L. Root

Joseph M. Agro, Jr.



Julie Nash, Director Economic and Community Development, City of Milford

David Sulkis, City Planner, City of Milford

Henry Jadach, Director Milford Transit






January 18, 2018: Final Community Workshop, City Hall Auditorium 6:30pm

December 2017/January 2018: Final report

October/November 2017: Draft report presentation by BL Companies

August 2017: Community Workshop #2

July 2017:  Meeting with Darina Place residents

June 2017:  Community Workshop #1

April 2017:  Market Analysis and Initial Concept Plan complete

November 2016: Project Kick-Off and Site Tour with BL Companies

July 2016: RFQ award to BL Companies Connecticut, Inc; meeting with residents of Darina Place

June 2016: RFQ respondent interviews

May 2016: DRHSDC review of RFQs

April 2016: Request for Qualifications (RFQ) released; deadline Tuesday, April 29, 2016

March 2016:  Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and draft

December 2015: Downtown River/High Streets Development Committee selected

May 2015: TOD Planning Grant contract executed by OPM

April 2015: Resolution for TOD Planning Grant funds

November 2014: Filed grant application

November 2014: Resolution for TOD Planning Grant application