Mack truck dealership proposed for Milford's Old Gate Lane

MILFORD — A Mack truck dealership is being proposed at the former Connecticut Limousine site in Milford.

The owners of Bridge-Haven Ford Truck Sales, Inc., have proposed using the 43,960-square-foot building located at 230 Old Gate Lane for a new location. The plans go before the Planning and Zoning Board at its meeting on Sept. 20.

Currently, the applicant, Bridge-Haven Ford Truck Sales, Inc., has an existing location at 401 Old Gate Lane called Gabrielli Truck Sales, Ltd. The business services Ford commercial vehicles, GMC, Hino trucks, Izuzu trucks, and Kenworth among others.

"This would be a second location," said John Schmitz, representative for the applicant. "The new location would sell, rent, lease and service a different truck brand than the 401 Old Gate Lane site."

Gabrielli Truck Sales, Ltd., opened in 1966 and currently has 19 sales and service locations, and apart from selling commercial trucks, also offers rental or lease contracts.

According to the application filed with the Planning and Zoning Board, the existing building will be renovated and reduced to about 41,000 square feet, with about 36,000 square feet of commercial space. The renovation also will include upgrades to the parking area and landscaping, and installation of a stormwater runoff system.

According to the application, there are no adverse impacts expected to coastal area resources, and about 28,000 square feet of impervious surface will be converted to green space.

If approved, site work construction is expected to begin in spring 2023 and finish later that year.