News Articles 2021

January through June 2021

How 39 apartments will look next to Morristown’s Vail Mansion
Jun 28, 2021 – Morristowngreen.com – If innovative presentations could sway a planning board, the 3D animation for the proposed apartment complex at 126-136 South Street next to the Vail Mansion in Morristown should have been a slam dunk on Thursday…

As historic N.J. theater faces final curtain call, groups rally to rescue it
Jun 26, 2021 – NJ.com – [Rutherford] As a long-beleaguered Bergen County theater faces its final curtain call, with an auction looming this summer and a final vote on a redevelopment plan next week, a group that has dedicated itself to keeping the historic theater afloat is rallying to save it…

Hillsborough acts quickly after court rules against controversial planning board rejection
Jun 25, 2021 – mycentraljersey – The township has acted quickly to comply with a Superior Court decision that reversed the Planning Board’s rejection of a controversial plan to build a 96-unit apartment complex on Campus Drive off Route 206, behind Temple Beth-El and Your Doctor’s Care…

Almost 500 homes nearly completed in 1,600-unit Kiryas Joel condo complex
Jun 25, 2021 – recordonline.com – The first several hundred units are nearly finished in a condo complex that will eventually house more people than some entire towns in Orange County [right over the NJ border near Montvale]…

Petition Opposes 3-Story Apartment Building On Bridgewater Border
Jun 23, 2021 – Patch Bridgewater – More than 500 locals have signed a petition in opposition to a proposed three-story, 40-unit apartment building slated to be built on the Bridgewater border…

Westfield OKs PILOT Agreement; Signs LOI for Edison Field Project
Jun 16, 2021 – Westfield Leader – In a jam-packed night for the Westfield Town Council, the governing body took the steps in authorizing ordinances that have been weighing on the public’s mind, including a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) or tax abatement agreement with the firm Elite Properties of Warren for the construction of the sites outlined in the South Side Redevelopment Plan, known as Westfield Crossing…

Westfield Mayor: Plan for New Turf Fields Hinges on Tax Abatement for Developer
Jun 16, 2021 – TAPintoWestfield – A plan to install turf fields at an intermediate school got local officials’ initial approval this week…

Westfield OKs Housing for Williams Nursery. Center Says it Won’t Close Soon
Jun 10 – TAPintoWestfield — A plan to increase the density of housing planned for the site of Williams Nursery got the Planning Board’s approval earlier this week…

Biden’s infrastructure plan calls for cities to limit single-family zoning and instead build affordable housing
Apr 14, 2021 – USA Today – President Joe Biden wants cities to put more apartment buildings and multifamily units, such as converted garages, in areas traditionally zoned for single-family housing…

Cranford Seeks Developers For Portion Of Downtown
Feb 16, 2021 – Patch.com – The Township Committee decided a week ago Tuesday to seek “Expressions of Interest” for the redevelopment of the North Ave Gateway area…

Gov. Murphy’s lieutenant backs housing fund diversion
Apr 13, 2021 – NJ Spotlight – As a candidate, Murphy promised to end raids on an affordable-housing trust fund. His proposed budget would take $20 million. Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver is defending the administration’s plan to use $20 million that is supposed to be dedicated to supporting New Jersey’s Affordable Housing Trust Fund to instead underwrite another housing-related effort…

How Westfield Wants a Developer to Fit 193 Apartments on 5.6 Acres
Mar 8, 2021 – TAPintoWestfield – …The design of the buildings, the use of the 17,000 square feet of nonresidential space, what amenities the developer — Elite Properties — will bring in, and how much parking there will be are among the factors addressed in a redevelopment plan heading to the town council Tuesday for a public hearing and final approval…

60-year-old Jersey Shore tourist cabins could be demolished to make way for condos
Feb 27, 2021 – NJ.com – WenkeÕs Motel and Cottages will be demolished if a proposed 24 unit condo complex is approved, in Point Pleasant Boro,N.J…

Westfield Public, Council to Get Look at Redevelopment Plan for Site Near
Garwood
Feb 22, 2021 – TAPinto Westfield – A redevelopment plan for 5.6 acres near the town’s border with Garwood calls for a combined 193 housing units on or or near South Avenue…

Cranford Development: 75 Apartments Proposed at EF Britten & Co. Property
Feb 10, 2021 – TAPintoCranford – The Cranford Zoning Board heard Application # ZBA 20-003 at the Monday night meeting which seeks to build 75 apartment units at 24 South Avenue West, the former .75 acre EF Britten & Co. property…

Saddle River Schedules Affordable House Hearing
Jan 21, 2021 – The Ridgewood Blog – After much delay the Borough of Saddle River has scheduled a four-day remote hearing to determine the borough’s compliance with its affordable housing mandate is scheduled to begin Thursday January 21st…

Jackson Parke South Debate Continues
Jan 21, 2021 – Jersey Shore Online – Jackson: Further testimony will be heard during a Township Planning Board meeting…They are seeking preliminary and final major site plan approval for its proposal which includes building a 549-unit single-family and multi-family development in the Cassville section of the township…

Judgement On Jackson Parke North
Jan 21, 2021 – Jersey Shore Online – Jackson: … he proposal for Jackson Parke North was rejected unanimously by the Planning Board in 2019. That application was for 551 single-family and multi-family homes…[Superior Court Judge Mark] Troncone ordered the Planning Board to rehear and approve the application…

Is Amazon’s $2 Billion Affordable Housing Injection Enough?
Jan 12, 2021 – Forbes – Amazon is throwing $2 billion at the housing crisis in Seattle with its Housing Equity Fund to preserve and create over 20,000 affordable housing units…

Somerville: Main Street Parking Deck First Phase of 5-Story Edge II
Jan 11, 2021 – TAPinto Franklin/Somerset – The long-awaited construction of a three-level parking deck on West Main Street, the first phase of the Edge II luxury apartments, has been moving rapidly in the first weeks of the new year…

Morristown’s next development battle: Deep pockets square off near Vail Mansion
Jan 11, 2021 – Morristowngreen.com – There is a battle, it seems, for every block and corner of downtown Morristown. Armies of lawyers, architects, planners and developers are squaring off against residents, town officials and each other…

Movin’ Out: New Jersey Tops List of States with 70% Outbound Moves
Jan 6, 2021 – TAPintoCranford – … Topping the list of outbound locations was New Jersey (70% outbound), which has held the spot for the past three years…

Cranford Reorganizes: Kathleen Miller Prunty Becomes Mayor, Brian Andrews Deputy Mayor, Jason Gareis Commissioner
Jan 5, 2021 – TAPintoCranford – The Cranford Township Committee helds its annual Reorganization Meeting on Monday. ..

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