Documents & Videos

Cranford 2018 – 2025 Fair Share Plan Documents

2018 Fair Share Plan Summary for the Township of Cranford

2018 Fair Share Full Plan

2018 Fair Share Plan Downtown Overlay Map

Join Jon Bramnick and call Gov. Murphy at 609-292-6000 and tell him to put an end to court imposed high-density housing like the 750 Walnut Ave. development (video)
Feb 23, 2019

News12 Power & Politics program
Aug 4, 2018 – News12 – The battle over mandating affordable housing has been smoldering for years, and it continues. We talk about the issue with Republican Assembly Leader Jon Bramnick and Democratic Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake…

Transcript of July 25 Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee Hearing on affordable housing.

Audio of July 25 Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee Hearing on affordable housing.

Scotch Plains Town Hall Meeting with Mayor Al Smith and Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (video)
Jun 12, 2018

NJ Assemblyman wants the courts out of housing business (video)
Jun 13, 2018 – NJ101.5 – Assemblyman Jon Bramnick joined Spadea to discuss how affordable housing is making New Jersey unaffordable…

Opinion: Affordable house make NJ un-affordable (video)
Jun 13, 2018 – NJ101.5 – Since the first ruling in 1975, our taxes have steadily
increased and our cities have become dangerous places lacking education and job opportunities. The best and most sustainable solution would be to let the market grow, creating opportunity for urban development by incentivizing
new businesses, which would create demand for local housing… I spoke with Assembly Minority Leader Jon Bramnick on Wednesday who is proposing a constitutional amendment in NJ that would get the courts out of the housing business…

Stossel Confronts Politicians About Corruption Allegations (video)
Jun 5, 2018 – Reason Magazine – Developers can’t tell other developers “you can’t build here” unless they have cronies in government, John Stossel argues. That’s not capitalism, that’s crony capitalism…

WATCH: Assembly Leader Bramnick Talks Affordable Housing
May 14, 2018 – Basking Ridge Patch – Bramnick discussed and fielded questions on the affordable housing issue and COAH legislation that is currently before the state legislature — a bill of which the assemblyman is one of the sponsors.

State Assembly Bill 1645 Introduced on January 9, 2018.  It Requires COAH to administer affordable housing obligations of municipalities based on statewide obligation.
Primary Sponsors: Asw. Holly Schepisi, Dist 39 & Asm Anthony Bucco, Dist 25
Similar to Bill A5052 from June 2017 that was never voted on.

GET THE WORD OUT: Massive high-rise apartments coming to the East Brunswick / Spotswood border (website).
One of the tallest structures in East Brunswick. Proposed 120 rental units + 291 cars + 24hr CVS + bank = traffic!

Bernards Twp. to host Assemblyman Jon Bramnick at May 14 town hall. Hosted by Friends of Stop the Quarry Plan

Townhall on Affordable Housing April 24, 2018: West Windsor, NJ. Featured speaker – NJ Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi – YouTube

Holly Schepisi: A Community Discussion on the History & Future of Affordable Housing – YouTube

Birchwood Avenue, Cranford Redevelopment Documents:

Birchwood Application

Final Birchwood Redevelopment Plan

Revised Plans 02/09/18

Revised Architectural Plans

Final Traffic Impact Accessment

Ordinance No. 2018-08: An ordinance of the Township of Cranford, County of Union, New Jersey approving application for a long term tax exemption and authorizing the execution of a financial agreement (PILOT) with Birchwood Developers Associates, LLC

Hanover Township, NJ March 5, 2018 presentation on COAH: Multifamily housing in Hanover Township – past, present and future,

Cranford Downtown Management Committee Strategic Plan Final Draft


2010 Programatic Examination of Tax Abatements – Office of the State Comptroller

Draft Preliminary Investigation Report for North Avenue East

Birchwood Avenue Redevelopment Plan

2016 Census Data for Union County

‘Chris Christie’s the cat who ate the COAH canary | Mulshine’
Good article on Mount Laurel, the courts and COAH

Court hearing transcript for Cranford’s motion to amend 09/19/17

Court Order granting in part Cranford’s motion to amend 09/19/17

Court Order denying Hartz motion to intervene as ‘moot’ 09/19/17

Township’s motion to extend its affordable housing judgment 07/14/17

​Link to Hartz Mountain’s motion to intervene papers 08/15/17

Cranford Township’s affordable housing compliance documents page

Recordings of Township Committee, Planning Board, Zoning Board and Board of Ed Meetings. File names beginning with TSM are Township Committee Meetings, ZB – Zoning Board, PBM – Planning Board, and BOE – Board of Ed.

Map Multi-Family Developments

FAQs About Builder’s Remedy

Highlights of NJ Affordable Regulations 1975 – 2017

Short History of 750 Walnut