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UPDATE: May 17, 2022

Ordinance 2022-11 to adopt the Redevelopment Plan for the North Avenue East Gateway was approved at the May 10, 2022 Township Committee Meeting.

UPDATE: May 1, 2022

The public hearing and vote for adoption of the North Avenue East Redevelopment Plan is scheduled for the May 10, 2022 Township Committee Official Meeting at 7:30 pm.

UPDATE: March 27, 2022

Topology has released a North Ave Redevelopment Outreach Memo of February 28, 2022.

Among many other recommendations, Topology recommends keeping the public parking/open space at the corner of Springfield Avenue and N. Union Avenue and fire station.

Topology’s Draft North Ave Redevelopment Plan Version 2 is available.

The owners of the Britten Building submitted a revised application for redevelopment of 24 South Ave.

Update March 16, 2022

Links to several new Statewide News Articles are available on the News page.

Update: March 6, 2022

The Township Committee approved an Ordinance 2022-02 to amend the Redevelopment Plan for 750 Walnut Avenue. It clarifies that any prospective redeveloper of the properties “may not later request or apply to increase the maximum number of residentials units already permitted by the existing Redevelopment Plan.” The Redevelopment Plan permits 250 units on 15 acres and commercial on remaining 15 acres.


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, and to connect people who wish to participate in efforts to oppose threats of over-development.

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2022 Township general Meeting Schedules and Start Times:

Zoning Board: Every other Monday at 7:30 pm
Planning Board:  Every other Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Township Committee Workshop Meetings: Every other Monday at 7:00 pm
Township Committee Official Meetings: Every other Tuesday at 7:30 pm

Specific dates and times will be posted on each webpage for the Township Committee and Boards and the Cranfordnj.org home page Calendar tab when they become available.

The Cranford Municipal Building re-opens to the public on February 14, 2022
Check meeting agendas for any changes.

Agendas and Minutes for all meetings are here:
https://www.cranfordnj.org/minutes-and-agendas

Agendas for all public meetings must be posted at least 48 hours before the meeting. This is required by the Open Public Meetings Act. Updates to the agenda can be made up to the day of the meeting.