Harmony By The Bay
Location: 25 High Street, Milford CT
The city of Milford is a “small city with a big heart,” but does it host opportunities for the community to grow? Sustainability elements are featured in Milford with their accommodation to transportation and nature, but the community lacks a sense of inclusion for everyone. With the intent to promote a community that includes all ages, this multiuse building will accommodate families with an affordable place to live and instill the celebration of the children of Milford.
Milford is a coastal city in Connecticut located between New Haven and Bridgeport.
Milford falls in the New Haven county line and is nicknamed the “sleepy hollow.”
February 1st, 1639, is when the area of Milford then called Wepawaug was purchased and settlers began arriving.
The downtown area of Milford has most amenities all in walking distance, influencing a sustainable and healthy lifestyle. The building will bring those amenities to that part of the area, where there isnt much for the neighborhood to enjoy.
Milford population: 52,732 people
People of Milford- White: 86.90%, Asian: 6.81%, black or African American: 3.30%, two or more races: 2.03%
Milford was incorporated in 1639
Lots of historical homes dating back to the 17th Centtury
75% of people in Milford own their own home
• 1 in 4 Connecticut families (25%) with children under 18 is a single-parent family
• Across Connecticut there is a shortage of rental homes that are affordable and available to extremely low income household
• There has been a 10% increase in children of single parent families that are involved in juvenile crime