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UPDATE:  February 17, 2019

The resolution authorizing the sale of town owned land on Myrtle Street as part of the township’s affordable housing obligation will be reconsidered and discussed at the meeting on Tuesday, February 19 according to The Westfield Leader.

The February 20 Planning Board meeting will have the Township experts for real estate, traffic and engineering.
March 6 will have environmental experts, March 20 the Board of Education will present.

Cranford 2018 – 2025 Fair Share Plan Documents

2018 Fair Share Plan Summary for the Township of Cranford

2018 Fair Share Full Plan

2018 Fair Share Plan Downtown Overlay Map


It is important that all residents show united resistance to the massive apartment complex planned for 750 Walnut Ave., Cranford, NJ!

Lawn signs are now available for $10.
Email CraoCranford@gmail.com for details and pickup locations.


We are an informal network of Cranford residents concerned about high-density overdevelopment in New Jersey. The network’s purpose is to provide up-to-date information about current and proposed Cranford development projects, like 750 Walnut Ave, and to connect people who wish to participate in efforts to oppose threats of over-development.

To stay informed on this issue, please Signup for our eNewsletter below.

The most recent project is Hartz Mountain Industries proposed 905 mostly luxury rental unit complex at 750 Walnut Avenue. This will increase Cranford’s population by up to 10%, severely straining our school system, emergency services, and traffic patterns in and around Cranford.

The 2019 meeting schedules for Cranford Township Committee, Planning Board and Zoning Board are out:

Township Committee Meetings. Start time for public portion:  7:30 pm
Planning Board Meetings. Start time for public portion: 8:00 pm
Zoning Board Meetings. Start time for public portion: 7:45 pm (new time)

See the Cranford website for updates or changes

Next Meetings:
Zoning Board: Monday, February 11 & 25 @7:45 pm
Township Committee: Tuesday, February 12 @ 7:30 pm, February 19 combined Workshop & Official Meeting @ 7:00 pm
Planning Board: Wednesday, February 6 & 20 @ 8:00 pm

All meetings are at the Cranford Municipal Building
8 Springfield Avenue
Cranford Parking Guide

Agendas and Minutes for all meetings are here:

Agendas for all public meetings must be posted at least 48 hours before the meeting. This is required by the Open Public Meetings Act.

Meetings & Updates