Connecticut Trust For Historic Preservation

Milford- Local preservationists appealing a developer’s plans to build a 44-unit apartment

Milford- Local preservationists are appealing a developer's plans to build a 44-unit apartment complex on Prospect Street in the River Park National Register district. The development would entail demolishing a contributing structure to the district, the David Baldwin house (c.1835). In addition, they claim, there are unmarked colonial burials reportedly on the property, which adjoins the Milford Cemetery. If human remains were found, construction would stop, but only long enough to remove them. An alternative to demolishing the historic house would be to incorporate it into the apartment development, as another developer did on Prospect Street several years ago with the support of the Connecticut Trust and the Milford Preservation Trust. Prospect Street lies outside Milford's local historic district. Lacking that protection, and with zoning that allows high-density development encourages demolition of historic resources, other properties could face similar threats in the future. Sign the petition today: to support local preservation's appeal