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UPDATE: October 27, 2018

Planning Board Meetings – Hartz Application will continue on November 28, 2018.
Hartz Civil Engineer and Architect will return. Civil Engineer will additionally testify on new Environmental Impact Study.

If you miss any of the meetings, video recordings of all town meetings are available at Cranford TV35. Planning Board meetings begin with “PBM”.


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.

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 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.



Next Meetings:
Planning Board: Wednesday, November 7 & 28 @ 8:00 pm
Zoning Board: Monday, November 19 & 26 @ 8:00 pm
Township Committee: Monday, November 5 @ 7:00  pm & Tuesday, November 27 @ 7:30 pm

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.

Meetings & Updates

Cranford October Meetings

Planning Board: Wednesday, October 3 & 17 @ 8:00 pm. Zoning Board: Monday, October 15 & 22 @ 8:00 pm.   Township Committee: Tuesday, October 9 @ 8:00 pm & October 23 @ 7:30 pm. Note: October 9 is combined Workshop-Official meeting. Official meeting begins at 8:00 pm. Calendar of meetings and events is here: https://www.cranfordnj.org/calendar/month.   …

Cranford Upcoming Meetings

Zoning Board: Monday, September 17 & 24 @ 8:00 pm. September 17: Application requesting variances for a proposed multi-use development at 106 Eastman St. adjacent to Calvary Lutheran Church and Nursery School / Child Care. Planning Board: Wednesday, September 19 – CANCELLED. Hartz Application continues Wednesday, October 17 @ 8:00 pm (not October 3rd). Township Committee: …