MILFORD – There will be a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. on June 19 at Milford City Hall on a proposal to amend the New Haven Avenue Corridor Design District-4 regulations to allow a commercial garage or vehicle repair facility under certain conditions in that restricted zone.
Currently, the regulations strictly prohibit such uses, stating, “No commercial garage, gasoline station, vehicle repair and/or service garage, vehicle dealership, vehicle washing establishment or other similar uses shall be permitted.”
However, under the proposed change, regulations would allow “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.”
The New Haven Avenue Corridor Design District-4 encompasses the parcels on both sides of New Haven Avenue from Gulf Street on the west to Pepe’s Farm Road to the east. It also includes the adjoining area of Buckingham Avenue from Gulf Street to New Haven Avenue.