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UPDATE:  October 20, 2020

On October 7, 2020 Cranford Township and Hartz Mountain jointly requested the Fairness and Compliance hearing be postponed until at least mid-January 2021. The parties are currently in negotiations to resolve their differences in the Fair Share Plan.

On September 16 the Cranford Planning Board voted to recommend the Township Committee designate the Hartz Mountain property at 750 Walnut Ave. as a “Condemnation Area in Need of Redevelopment”. This would theoretically allow the Township to take the property by Eminent Domain.


 

Cranford 2018 – 2025 Fair Share Plan Documents

On August 17, 2020 the Township sent a Revised Fair Share Plan daft to the Court.  The Plan continues to include a housing development at 750 Walnut Ave.

The Downtown Overlay Zone Legend and Map is here.

The November 2018 Settlement Agreement between Fair Share Housing Center (FSHC) and the Township is here:
https://www.cranfordnj.org/sites/g/files/vyhlif436/f/uploads/fully_executed_affordable_housing_settlement.pdf

The original 2018 Fair Share Plan Draft Summary is still available.


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 largest 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 2020 Township Meeting Schedules and Start Times:
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

See the Cranford website for updates or changes

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

Update: Cranford Township Remaining Meeting Schedules

Refer to Agendas for any changes and to verify if a particular meeting is on-site or virtual. Agendas and Minutes are at: https://www.cranfordnj.org/minutes-and-agendas Township Committee: Combined Workshop & Official Meeting – Tuesday, September 8th 6:30 pm Workshop Meeting – Monday, September 21st 7:00 p.m. Official Meeting – Tuesday, September 22th 7:30 pm Combined Workshop & …