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UPDATE:  June 9, 2021

The judge approved and signed Cranford’s Judgement of Compliance and Repose (Fair Share Plan) on May 11, 2021. Cranford has immunity from builder’s remedy lawsuits until July 2025.

Cranford’s Fairness and Compliance court hearing was held on April 12, 2021. Cranford submitted their final Cranford Housing Element and Fair Share Plan Final 03-03-2021 as well as the agreed on Hartz Mountain Resolution and Draft MOU, and Executed Cranford-FSHC Amended Settlement.

Cranford’s website page has these and other documents: https://www.cranfordnj.org/redevelopment-and-affordable-housing

Cranford held a Public Outreach Presentation on the Proposed 750 Walnut Avenue /Hartz Mountain Property on May 6, 2021
Slides from the presentation are here.

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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UPDATE on 750 Walnut Ave: December 20, 2020
The Township of Cranford and Hartz Mountain have agreed to a settlement
regarding 750 Walnut Ave. It splits the property into two 15 acre parcels.
One will have flex warehouse space. The other will have 250 apartments with
38 Affordable Housing units. They have also agreed in principle to a 30 year PILOT for the residential portion.

Hartz Mountain Industries initially proposed a 905 mostly luxury rental unit complex at 750 Walnut Avenue. This would have increased 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:

Re-organization Meetings:
Township Committee: Monday, January 4, 2021 at 6:00 pm
Planning Board:  held virtually on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 7:30 pm
Zoning Board: held virtually on Monday, January 11, 2021 at 7:30 pm

2021 Township Committee Meeting schedule is here.   Note: Official meeting start time is changed to 8:00 pm

See the Cranford website for updates or changes

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


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 & …