19-Unit “The Charleston” on Milbank Returns to ARC Wednesday with Updated Design

The Charleston is on the agenda for the October 4 Architectural Review Committee meeting

Revised rendering of proposed development, "The Charleston" on Milbank Ave at intersection of Havemeyer.

Revised rendering of proposed development, “The Charleston” on Milbank Ave at intersection of Havemeyer.

Wednesday night’s Architectural Review Committee meeting features the return of the applicant seeking to develop an apartment building called “The Charleston” on Milbank Avenue.

The application was initiated prior to the town changing regulations for the R6 zone. Since June 1, it is no longer possible to combine lots and build multi-family residences greater than one or two-family homes.

The applicants want to merge 6 lots into one, demolish 5 houses on Milbank and one on Havemeyer, and construct the 19 unit building complete with underground parking for 19 vehicles, plus on-grade parking for 18 vehicles totaling 84,767 square feet.

The applicant met with a chorus of disdain from the ARC on Sept 7. Neighbors turned out in force, and submitted a petition to the committee.

John Ferguson, a Greenwich resident of 45 years, who resides at 250 Milbank Ave, directly across from the proposed development, described the proposed building as a travesty and looked like “The Berlin Wall.”

Debbie Cowley of 252 Milbank Ave said the building would take away from the character of the street.

 

The Charleston is on the agenda for the October 4 Architectural Review Committee meeting

The Charleston is on the agenda for the October 4 Architectural Review Committee meeting

Earlier renderings, since discarded:

View from Milbank of proposed 19-unit building for the corner of Havemeyer and Milbank Ave.

View from Milbank of proposed 19-unit building for the corner of Havemeyer and Milbank Ave.

Black and white rendering of proposed 19 unit development for corner of Milbank and Havemeyer.

To be demolished:

255 Milbank Ave

255 Milbank Ave is part of a proposed redevelopment that will combine 6 properties into one for a condo development. June 23, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

257 Milbank Ave

257 Milbank Ave is part of a proposed redevelopment that will combine 6 properties into one for a condo development. June 23, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

71 Havemeyer Place

Around the corner from the row of vintage homes on Milbank Ave is #71 Havemeyer Place, which has an easement for driveway access. That will be moot when all are torn down to make way for condos. June 23, 2017 Photo: Leslie Yager

See also:

Architectural Review Committee to Milbank Avenue Developers: Try Again

(Sept 13)

Neighbors Blast Proposed 19-Unit Development at Corner of Milbank and Havemeyer

(Sept 7)

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

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