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UPDATE: December 31, 2018

Next regularly scheduled Planning Board meeting is Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 8:00 pm. 

Planning Board voted to accept the new Affordable Housing Plan. and approved by the Township Committee.

2018 Cranford Fair Share Plan Summary
2018 Cranford Fair Share Plan Full Plan
2018 Cranford Fair Share Plan Downtown Overlay Map

At the Affordable Housing Court motion hearings on Friday December 7th:
1. Cranford’s motion to extend immunity from lawsuits through March 2019 was granted.
2. Cranford cannot use “rental bonus credits” to make up for the 20 unit deficit from Birchwood, but can move those units into their 2018 – 2025 plan.

Hartz Mountain – Revised Submissions – Dec. 2018


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.



Next Meetings:
Township Committee Reorganization Meeting: Wednesday, January 2 @ 6 pm
Township Committee Regular Meetings: Tuesday, January 15 & 29 @ 7:30 pm
Planning Board Reorganization Meeting: Wednesday, January 16 @ 7:00 pm
Planning Board Regular Meeting: Wednesday, January 30 @ 8:00 pm
Zoning Board Meetings will be posted when dates are available.

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

Cranford October Meetings

Planning Board: Wednesday, October 3 & 17 @ 8:00 pm. Zoning Board: Monday, October 15 & 22 @ 8:00 pm.   Township Committee: Tuesday, October 9 @ 8:00 pm & October 23 @ 7:30 pm. Note: October 9 is combined Workshop-Official meeting. Official meeting begins at 8:00 pm. Calendar of meetings and events is here: https://www.cranfordnj.org/calendar/month.   …