Milford Borough seeks tenant for former police department headquarters

Milford. Mayor says the building at 111 West Catharine, which dates to 1900, could be used as a residence or residence with a home-based business.

05 Feb 2020 | 11:09

Want to live in the former Milford Borough Police Department headquarters?

When the borough’s office and police department moved to 500 Broad Street, the old building at 111 West Catharine Street became vacant.

The borough council has considered a number of options and is currently seeking a tenant to fix up the building at their own expense in return for a long-term lease under attractive terms.

Originally built as a three-bedroom house in 1900, today the building has three rooms and a bathroom on the second floor, an office and the large police department space and a bathroom on the first floor, as well as storage space in the attic and basement.

An inspection of the building has detailed a number of areas where it needs work, including floor joists that need to be strengthened, plaster repairs, and other concerns.

“For someone willing to put in the work, it could be a good deal,” said Peter Cooney, who chairs the council’s Buildings Committee. “Our interest is for the building to be made safe without costing the borough taxpayers and, ultimately, to become a source of revenue for the borough.”

The building’s zoning potentially allows it to be used as a residential single-family dwelling or other permitted residential district uses.

To schedule an appointment to see the building or to receive an informal inspection report detailing the maintenance issues email secretary@milfordboro.org or call the Borough office at 570-296-7140.

For further information, contact Cooney at peter.cooney@milfordpa.org or Mayor Strub at sean.strub@gmail.com.

“For someone willing to put in the work, it could be a good deal. Our interest is for the building to be made safe without costing the borough taxpayers and, ultimately, to become a source of revenue for the borough.” --Peter Cooney, Milford Borough Buildings Committee.