Next for the Wrecking Ball in Greenwich: Another Turn of Century House on Milbank

144 Milbank Avenue

Notice has been given that VOF Realty LLC filed an application with
the Dept of Public Works Division of Buildings for approval to demolish the house at 144 Milbank Avenue, which is listed as a 2,160 square foot duplex.

The property last sold from Richard Harris to VOS Realty LLC on April 4, 2008 for 1,250,000. VOF Realty LLC is registered to Miroslav M. Fajt.

The house was built in 1913 and is in the R6 zone. It has 10 rooms, including 4 bedrooms. Any objection to the demolition  filed in writing with the DPW Division of Buildings within 45 days will double the demolition waiting period for established by Town ordinance to 90 days.

Further information concerning this pending application may be obtained
by contacting the DPW-Division of Buildings 203-622-7754.

Redevelopment of the lot will be subject to recently adopted changes to zoning regulations that eliminate multi-family (meaning 3 family or more) in the R-6 zone.

As of June 1, it is no longer possible to build more than a two family residence in the R-6 zone.

The goals of the changing the regulations for R6 zone included balancing redevelopment with preservation of neighborhood character and streetscapes. The change in regulations was in response to recommendations of the POCD.

Specifically, there had been complaints included the clearing of trees and, in some areas, the combination of lots for large-scale multi-family developments. There were complaints about the costly application process, inflexible parking regulations, loss of green space, drainage concerns, excessive excavation and filling of sites, and over-development on undersized lots.

The changes to the regulations, which were voted on unanimously, became effective as Thursday, June 1, impacting areas of Byram, Chickahominy, Cos Cob and parts of downtown Greenwich, including Milbank Avenue.

The application to develop the house directly across the street from 144 Milbank came in before the regulations changed, as did 151 and 169 Milbank Ave, where multiple condos have been built.

141 Milbank Avenue

Gone: 141 Milbank Ave.

Now demolished and replaced, 138 Milbank Ave taken in October 2015.

Now demolished and replaced, 138 Milbank Ave taken in October 2015.

New single family house at 138 Milbank Ave. Photo: Leslie Yager

New single family house at 138 Milbank Ave. Photo: Leslie Yager

Cornerstone at 138 Milbank Avenue bears the date of the house that was replaced.

See also:

Next for the Wrecking Ball in Greenwich: Milbank Ave House with Development Application Submitted Just before Vote on R6 Regs 

Next for the Wrecking Ball in Greenwich: 1854 Farmhouse to Give Way to 8-Unit Residential Building 

Next for the Wrecking Ball: Back Country House on 5.38 Acres 

Next for the Wrecking Ball in Greenwich: 125 Hamilton Ave 

Next for the Wrecking Ball in Greenwich: Victorian “Forever House” on North Street 

Next for the Wrecking Ball in Greenwich: Milbank Ave House with Development Application Submitted Just before Vote on R6 Regs

Next for the Wrecking Ball: House Near Julian Curtiss School

Next for the Wrecking Ball in Greenwich: In-Town 1910 Multi-Family 

ARC Still Not Happy with Proposed Massive 19-Unit Building Despite Addition of Shingles and Gambrels

19-Unit Backward-Facing Milbank Ave Development Scrutinized by P&Z

Architectural Review Committee to Milbank Avenue Developers: Try Again

Milbank Development Hits Snag; Auction Scheduled for September


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