Milford Main Open for Tour December 12

Posted on: November 25, 2015

At their meeting held on November 19, the Milford Board of Education approved the authorization for bidding the abatement and demolition of Milford Main. The Board made this decision after three years of working on other options for the building, which was becoming a financial drain to the district. Increased costs of maintaining the 100-year old building was exceeding the money the district was receiving from renters. In addition, significant future maintenance costs included replacing the boilers and large portions of the roof.

The district has tried to sell the building. Main received no bids at a public auction. After the auction, a private offer was received, but this offer was revoked after a zoning change request was rejected by Milford City Council.  Milford Superintendent, Dr. Robert Farrell shared that the district has continued to try to sell Milford Main and has been “diligently talking to anyone who has an interest” but has not received any offers. 

Community members will be able to walk through Milford Main before the building is torn down this winter.  Main will be open to the public on Saturday, December 12, from 9 a.m.-noon. The Rookwood fountain, artwork (if hung on the wall), some lockers, and furniture that could be used elsewhere has been removed from the building. The district plans to save a limited number of bricks for those residents who are interested.

 In regards to the demolition, the bid will be approved at the Board meeting on December 17, 2015 with plans for demolition this winter because demolition is less expensive during the winter months. A more specific date will be announced once the bid is approved. 

Click on the link below for a timeline of the research, discussion and community involvement on Milford Main. 

Milford Main Timeline 2012-2015

Business Advisory Council Recommendations for Main