The Milford City Council voted 8-0 at its Aug. 24 meeting to delay a decision on Lynn and Karen McColley’s application to allow commercial projects on what is now the 90-acre grounds of their mansion on 10th Street.


•The Milford City Council voted 8-0 at its Aug. 24 meeting to delay a decision on Lynn and Karen McColley’s application to allow commercial projects on what is now the 90-acre grounds of their mansion on 10th Street.

Councilman Mike Spillane made the motion to wait until more information was available after multiple council members expressed concern over the possibility of adding even more traffic to the intersection of 10th Street and Route 1, as well as putting new businesses across the street from Milford High School.

The Delaware Department of Transportation is planning to put an overpass at that intersection to relieve much of the congestion as well as making it safer to cross, but designing and building the roadway is expected to take as much as 10 years.

•The council unanimously approved a new law laying out specific rules for housing density in commercial zones. Homes can still be built on commercial land, but at a maximum density of 12 units per acre. In C-2, the “downtown” district, the residence must be connected to a business in some way.

•The council voted 7-1 to re-appoint James Burk, Marvin Sharp and John Kramlich as members of the city planning commission for the next three years, with Spillane as the only dissenting vote. The council will meet in executive session on Aug. 31 to choose a replacement for former commissioner Brendon Warfel, who resigned earlier this year. Council continues seeking applicants to replace Jason James, who resigned from the commission Aug. 11.