The NewHavenRegister says the Ryder Woods Mobile Home Park in Milford, Connecticut was moved in 2005 to make way for a WalMart, and the developer paid fairly and squarely to move the 200 families. Three years ago the Ryder family re-purchased the community to make sure it would never have to move again. Now, developer Louis D’Amato is siting 28 1,100 square foot manufactured homes nearby, and Ryder Woods residents are complaining of large rocks and trees falling near their homes. Of more concern is a proposal to the Milford Planning and Zoning Board by Garden Homes Management to erect a 36-unit multifamily project one quarter mile from Ryder Woods, in accordance with the state’s affordable housing statute. Residents say the area has mercury contamination, the lives of the area’s wildlife would be disrupted, and the development would add to existing flooding problems. MHProNews.com has learned from MilfordPatch Jim Flynn and other Ryder Woods residents will request at tonight’s meeting (June 5, 2012) of the planning and zoning board that the project not be approved yet. The developer says a Department of Energy and Environmental Protection test shows no mercury.
(Photo credit: Melanie Stengel/Register–Ryder Woods residents)