Proposed Housing Development In Milford Township Temporarily Stalled
September 21, 2017
A rezoning request that was met with disapproval by the Milford Township Planning commission has continued to stall out at the township level.
Several residents left the Board of Trustee's meeting Wednesday night shaking their heads and grumbling after Supervisor Don Green announced that developer Ray LeDuc requested that the rezoning of his proposed Belle Terre subdivision be tabled. LeDuc is hoping to build the 157 house sub on approximately 67 acres west of Milford Road and south of Rowe Road. To do so requires rezoning from restricted office and suburban residential to single family residential. The Milford Township Planning Commission unanimously rejected the conditional rezoning request at their August meeting for reasons including incompatibility with the township's master plan and the negative effect it would have on adjacent neighborhoods.
The developer previously told the planning commission that the rezoning would be appropriate and serve as a transition between higher and lower intensity land uses. Residents opposed to the change collected around 1300 signatures, roughly 1000 of them online, in support of not rezoning. Traffic and the disruption of wetlands were often cited as concerns. Green said the request to table came late Wednesday afternoon before the meeting so that the developer could do additional paper work to present to the board at their October 18th meeting.(MK)