The riverwalk along the Mispillion River is an unmistakeable asset that provides a pedestrian circulation route and ordering system to the downtown area. At this location a basketball court exists that could be relocated to make room for a significant infill development to address stated needs for downtown, namely additional residential options. Moreover, by coupling residential uses with retail uses, this section of the riverwalk would become activated like the other side of the river and the additional “eyes on the riverwalk” would promote safety and likely mitigate the current vagrant issue plaguing this area.

The first floors of any proposed infill development should include restaurant and retail uses that front the riverwalk. By including outdoor dining ‘decks’ for the restaurants, the riverwalk would be further activated as people like to “see and be seen.” The upper two floors should include housing options such as apartments and/or condominiums as preferred by the developer. The third floor should step back from the second to both introduce balcony/rooftop deck options as well as to cause the dominant architectural form to be two stories in height similar to most of the buildings in downtown Milford.

In addition to everything noted previously, this version simply shows the impact of significant shade trees as they mature on the site in conjunction with the architectural development. The first floors of any proposed infill development should include restaurant and retail uses that front the riverwalk. By including outdoor dining ‘decks’ for the restaurants, the riverwalk would be further activated as people like to “see and be seen.” The upper two floors should include housing options such as apartments and/or condominiums as preferred by the developer. The third floor should step back from the second to both introduce balcony/rooftop deck options as well as to cause the dominant architectural form to be two stories in height similar to most of the buildings in downtown Milford.