Milford Planning & Zoning votes against apartments at mall

A proposed change in the zoning regulations to allow a 300-unit apartment building at the Connecticut Post Mall was rejected by the Milford Planning and Zoning Board at its Oct. 6 meeting. The board voted 5-3 against the measure.

Prior to the vote, Steven Levin, founder and chief executive officer of Centennial Real Estate of Dallas, Texas, made an impassioned plea to the board, asking its members to approve the zone change, saying the residential component was only the first step in a long-range plan to save the mall. Levin said the mall generates $200 million annually in gross sales and that 2,000 people work there.