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UPDATE: January 1, 2023

The hearing for 750 Walnut Avenue closed December 14 at the Cranford Planning Board meeting. Deliberations and voting are scheduled for January 18, 2023 after the 6:30 pm reorganization meeting. Residents can watch live on TV35 or Tv35’s livestream on Facebook.

The 201 Walnut Avenue application hearing is also scheduled to begin on January 18, 2023.

UPDATE: December 26, 2022

At the Township Committee Meeting on December 13, 2022 ordinances establishing PILOT agreements (Payment in Lieu of Taxes) for 750 Walnut Ave and South Ave-Walnut Ave were adopted by a 3 to 1 vote. The Ordinances are:

Ordinance 2022-27 for 750 Walnut Ave

Ordinance 2022-28 for South Ave-Walnut Ave

UPDATE: December 7, 2022

Bernards Township put together a list of all the NJ State Legislature bills related to Affordable Housing that have been proposed. 

UPDATE: December 6, 2022

The Planning Board Agenda for December 7, 2022 will continue the Hartz Mountain application for Walnut Ave and  201 Walnut Ave LLC for 201 Walnut Ave.

The Affordable Housing Court approved and signed Cranford’s Fair Share Affordable Housing Plan on May 11, 2021. Cranford has immunity from builder’s remedy lawsuits until July 2025.

More information on the Plan is here. There are also pages on the various Plan projects on this site and on the Cranfordnj.org website.

In June 2022, the Cranford Township Committee approved a resolution opposing NJ Senate Bill (S2103) that preempts local zoning regulations. Cranford joined 10 other NJ municipalities calling for action to get the courts out of the affordable housing arena and and return authority to the Council on Affordable Housing (COAH).

These are all of the bills that have been proposed in the NJ State Legislature related to Affordable Housing as of December 6, 2022. Thanks to Bernards Township for putting this together.

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

2022 Township general Meeting Schedules and Start Times:

Zoning Board: Every other Monday at 7:30 pm
Planning Board:  Every other Wednesday at 8:00 pm
Township Committee Workshop Meetings: Every other Monday at 7:00 pm
Township Committee Official Meetings: Every other Tuesday at 7:30 pm

NOTE: On the dates of the combined Workshop & Official meetings September 27, October 11 and November 11, the Official portion of the meetings start at 8:00 pm.

Township Committee Workshop meetings are open to the public but are not televised or recorded.

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.

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. Updates to the agenda can be made up to the day of the meeting.