MILFORD \u2014 The owners of the Connecticut Post Mall recently unveiled a revised master plan. And it doesn\u2019t include the word, \u201cmall.\u201d \u201cWe are calling it The Post and ultimately removing mall from the vision of this project as we go forward,\u201d said Steven Levin, CEO of Centennial Real Estate, which owns the property. In a presentation to the Milford Planning & Zoning Board\u2019s Plan of Conservation and Development subcommittee, Levin described two phases of the mall\u2019s redevelopment. Phase 1 includes a 300-unit apartment complex on a four-acre portion of the property that was formerly occupied by the Sears Auto Center. The two apartment buildings would feature a central plaza that could be used for outdoor dining, concerts, farmers markets, and other outdoor events, Levin said Phase 2 would be an expansion of Phase 1 that Levin described as a larger vision of the project. It would include demolishing the entire wing of the mall formerly occupied by Sears, which would free up 450,000 square feet of commercial space. Levin said he envisioned potential tenants including a medical center, innovation center, office space, an additional 200-unit residential project and two more plazas. \u201cWe don\u2019t have a specific plan past the first phase of this at this moment, but once we start the project on Phase 1, this vision is going to be part of the entire marketing campaign as what we are doing with the mall,\u201d said Levin. \u201cHopefully, when people see what\u2019s happening, office tenants, lab sciences and all who are looking for spaces in this area will be showing up saying \u2018We need 20,000 square feet.\u2019\u201d Phase 2 would likely require moving current tenants LA Fitness and Dave & Busters, but maintaining the largest part of the mall, between Macy\u2019s and Target. The mall\u2019s linear layout would allow the creation of a dynamic campus environment, he said. \u201cWhat we want is a lot of daytime traffic that will eat at the restaurants, that will eat and spend money in Milford,\u201d Levin said. Phase 2 would also include an extensive redesign of the front of the mall between Target and Macy\u2019s. \u201cThere is a row of restaurants and patios, but it\u2019s very poorly designed,\u201d said Levin. \u201cIt\u2019s not engaging, and it\u2019s not how we would do it. We are going to redo that so we could also create much more pedestrian patio seating,\u201d he said. \u201cWe are still going to pay significant attention to the part of the mall that is going to remain.\u201d PZB Chairman Jim Quish said he hoped Centennial would consider workforce housing prices while seeking tenants in either the medical or innovation centers. \u201cNot everybody who works in the medical field are doctors or anesthesiologists who make a lot of money,\u201d he said. He said he also hoped Milford\u2019s history as an oystering hub could be highlighted through art or some other means. Board member Jim Kader said he felt better about the revised plan than he did after Centennial\u2019s initial presentation. He said the one concern he initially had was replacing what Milford had. \u201cYou did say that you appreciate the cultural concern people have and I appreciate you saying that,\u201d he said. \u201cI like the idea of bringing in tech, science and research. The more of that, in my opinion, is better.\u201d Levin said the mall\u2019s intent was not to compete with the downtown area. \u201cWe want people to come here, and then the next night go to a restaurant downtown,\u201d he said. \u201cWe do not want to interrupt the culture and the community of Milford. This is a different project.\u201d Quish said he appreciated the mixed use aspects of the project. Earlier presentations had focused more on apartment development. \u201cMy experience is that there are many people who are worried about too many apartments and over-development,\u201d Quish said. \u201cBut I do see that you need to, on paper, have apartments approved before you start commercial office, innovation, biotech type tenants. I do think it\u2019s our board\u2019s responsibility not just to get residential and nothing else.\u201d Attorney John Knuff said Centennial could submit an application for a regulation amendment in the next month. \u201cWe think that we can have that discussion with the full commission and with the public in the context of a true public hearing,\u201d he said.