PROTECT MILTON, DELAWARE: Keep A Suburban-Style Office Park Out of Our Historic, Residential Downtown
We, the undersigned, hereby petition members of the Planning & Zoning Commission and the Town Council of Milton, DE to deny the request made by developer Phoenix RHCS Holdings to rezone 8 acres, in downtown Milton across from H.O. Brittingham Elementary School, from R-1 Residential to C-1 Commercial.
A developer has proposed building an 80,000 sq. ft. suburban-style office park with approximately 425 parking spaces in the historic, residential community of Milton, DE. This proposal will require that an 8-acre, undeveloped parcel be rezoned from single-family housing (R-1) to commercial use (C-1). The property is located squarely within the historic residential district of this southern Delaware river town. The road leading to the property is 2 lanes wide, yet an estimated 3,100 vehicle trips per day would be generated. Furthermore. the new elementary school is directly across the street from the site.
Proponents argue that good-paying jobs, taxes and fees will flow from this project and benefit the town. But those same jobs, same taxes and same fees would (and should) be realized if the project instead was built on any of the vacant properties in Milton that are already zoned for commercial use. Those properties are sensibly located on roads more appropriate to the traffic loads and environmental impacts.
IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF MILTON PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION!