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UPDATE:  July 21, 2021

North Avenue Gateway Redevelopment Plan:
With pressure from Cranford residents, the Township Committee  reversed its position on the timing of community input for the plan.

Topology NJ LLC will be preparing the Redevelopment Plan. They released an outline for a “Public Engagement Plan” to occur during preparation of the draft instead of after. More information will continue to be added to our Development Projects web page.

South Avenue and Chestnut Street Rehabilitation Area:
Topology also met with the Downtown Management Corporation (DMC) Board on July 15 to discuss this rehabilitation area. View the presentation here. More information will be added to our Development Projects web page as it becomes available.

All projects as detailed in our Fair Share Plan will continue to be available in that plan.


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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The 2021 Township 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 8:00 pm

Specific dates and times are available on the Cranfordnj.org home page calendar tab

All meetings are at the Cranford Municipal Building
8 Springfield Avenue
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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.