Steady stream of residents opposed 180-unit housing complex

Call it reality television — Milford style. On the one side was a developer proposing a large apartment complex with an affordable component. Facing off against the plan were nearby residents of single-family homes.
Milford Developers LLC of Chatham, N.J. presented a plan for a 180-unit apartment complex on a 26-acre parcel behind an office building at 440 Wheelers Farms Road.
About 100 residents nearly filled the seats in the City Hall auditorium on May 19 during a 2.5-hour public hearing before the Planning and Zoning Board (P&Z). A steady stream of residents stepped to the podium to voice their opposition, citing concerns about traffic safety and density on East Rutland and Wheelers Farms roads.
The P&Z hearing will resume on June 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the City Hall auditorium. The board continued the hearing as it awaits reports and decisions from the Police Commission and the Inland-Wetlands Agency.
The Police Commission will meet on Monday, June 8 at 7 p.m. at police headquarters to review the traffic plan for the project. The Inland-Wetlands hearing will continue on Wednesday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Board of Education meeting room of the Parsons Government Complex.
Check back for details about what the applicant and the public had to say.