350 parking spaces proposed for Milford’s downtown

posted on March 7, 2015

Could the purchase of a 2.2-acre strip transform the city’s downtown into a more commuter- and shopper-friendly place?

Mayor Benjamin Blake thinks so, which is why he’s excited about the expected approval soon by the State Bond Commission of nearly $5 million to pay for the first phase of a parking plan that would allow the city to buy the the former A&P Supermarket site, plus two other parcels along the north side of the Metro-North Railroad station.

These properties are in a strip extending from River Street to the east and High Street to the west. It’s south of Darina Place and north of the railroad station, encompassing four parcels in all.

“This is about the biggest news I’ve had since I’ve been mayor,” Blake said of the news from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office. “This will be transformational for the downtown in terms of economic development.”

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via CTPost.com November 27, 2014

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