TOD Planning Grant/Downtown Development

Downtown River/High Streets Development

TRANSIT-ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT (TOD)

PLANNING GRANT AWARD

 

PHASE 1

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

Grant Award:    $150,000

 

Overview

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.

 

PROJECT BENCHMARKS/MILESTONES

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.

 

STUDIES AND REFERENCE MATERIALS

Structured Parking Feasibility Study for the Milford Railroad Station

http://scrcog.org/wp-content/uploads/upwp/studies/Milford_RR_Parking.pdf

Railroad Avenue Survey

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Review Report

 

 

Market Analysis

https://www.ci.milford.ct.us/sites/milfordct/files/uploads/milford_train...

 

Traffic and Parking Study

https://www.ci.milford.ct.us/sites/milfordct/files/uploads/milford_traff...

 

Final Report

https://www.ci.milford.ct.us/sites/milfordct/files/uploads/milford_trans...

 

 

COMMITTEE

Downtown River/High Street Development Committee (DRHSDC)

2019 meetings will be scheduled on-demand

 

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.

 

Advisors

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

David Sulkis, City Planner, City of Milford

Henry Jadach, Director Milford Transit

 

MEETING AGENDAS

MEETING MINUTES

 

PROJECT STATUS

February 2019: Sale of 44-64 River Street to Metro Star Properties LLC approved by Planning and Zoning and Board of Aldermen

January 2019: Contract with Metro Star Properties LLC completed

December 2018: Contract pending

June 2018: RFQ award to Metro Star Properties LLC

May 2018: RFQ interviews

March 2018: RFQ released

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