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UPDATE:  November 16, 2019

The Cranford Township Committee voted to approve the Settlement Agreement negotiated between the township and Fair Share Housing Center (FSHC) on November 12, 2019.

A Fairness Hearing is scheduled for February 19, 2020 at 10:00 am in the Union County Courthouse. The public is allowed to attend.

The Fairness Hearing is where the Court will evaluate whether the proposed Settlement Agreement is fair and reasonable to the region’s low and moderate income households.

Third parties, with specified notice to the court, are allowed to object to the settlement agreement. In Cranford’s case, this is where Hartz might come back in.

If the court approves the Settlement Agreement, there will be a Compliance Hearing in several months to determine if the township’s full Fair Share Plan provides the means by which it will satisfy the obligations established in the Settlement Agreement.

If the plan is approved, the court will issue a judgement granting immunity from builder’s remedy lawsuits through the period of the agreement, which is 2025.

The Settlement Agreement is here:
https://www.cranfordnj.org/sites/cranfordnj/files/uploads/fully_executed_affordable_housing_settlement.pdf


Cranford 2018 – 2025 Fair Share Plan Documents

The Settlement Agreement negotiated between Fair Share Housing Center (FSHC) and the Township in November 2019 is here:
https://www.cranfordnj.org/sites/cranfordnj/files/uploads/fully_executed_affordable_housing_settlement.pdf

2018 Fair Share Plan Draft Summary for the Township of Cranford

2018 Fair Share Full Plan Draft

2018 Fair Share Plan Downtown Overlay Map


 

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.

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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:

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:
Township Committee: Tuesday, Oct. 29, Nov. 12 & Nov. 26 @ 7:30 pm
Planning Board: Wednesday, Nov. 13 @ 8:00 pm; Nov. 6, 2019 – CANCELLED
Zoning Board: Monday, Nov. 25 @ 7:45 pm; Nov. 4 – CANCELLED

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

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.


SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

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.

 

Meetings & Updates

Township Committee Myrtle St. Property & Planning Board Experts this week

Because the February 12 Cranford Township Committee meeting was cancelled due to bad weather, the resolution will be reconsidered and discussed at a meeting on Tuesday, February 19 according to Mayor Giblin’s interview in The Westfield Leader. The Planning Board’s experts will begin their presentations concerning the Hartz 750 Walnut Ave application on Wednesday, February 20. …