What’s Next for the Wrecking Ball in Greenwich? Another Vintage Single Family in R-6 Zone

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265 Milbank Ave. Credit: Leslie Yager

After the stunning renovation and addition to the turn of century home at 303 Milbank Ave that served to preserve the historic streetscape at the foot of Milbank Ave – a major north-south artery in central Greenwich – it was a bit of a surprise to see  a Demolition sign go up in the same block at 265 Milbank Ave last week.

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Rendering of The Charleston, which would replace 259, 261 and 263 Milbank Ave.

That said, one block north, a row of three turn-of-century homes may be demolished by a developer in order to build a series of condominiums named “The Charleston on Milbank.” That project, at 259, 261 and 263 Milbank Avenue, is wending its way through the Planning & Zoning process. The Charleston on Milbank includes plans for underground parking built into the hill. Though tenants and owners will have elevators from underground parking spaces — two per unit — the eight “flats” will feature single floor living, each with a private outdoor space large enough to accommodate a fireplace or, possibly, a spa.

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303 Milbank Ave maintains its original facade. Credit: Leslie Yager

The house at 265 Milbank is set on .287 acres, was built in 1912 and has 12 rooms including 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The house also has a detached garage accessed via an alley from Havemeyer Place.

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See also:

303 Milbank Ave is Setting for Elegant Fashion Show

Dominoes on Milbank: “The Charleston” to Replace Three Houses

P&Z Discusses Possible Multiple-Unit Dwellings, Corner of Milbank & Havemeyer


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  • Judy G

    Ugh . . . I feel nauseous. Some months ago, the next two properties to the north, along with a property on Havemeyer that adjoins them, were offered as a “unique development opportunity”.