South Ave -Walnut – Chestnut

Properties at 201 Walnut Ave / 100-126 South Ave / 2 Chestnut Street / 32

UPDATE: July 3, 2022

Township Committee Resolution executing a Redevelopment Agreement for the 201 Walnut / 100-126 South Ave / 2 Chestnut / 32 High St

UPDATE: May 28, 2022

The proposed Site Plan for Phase I of the South & Chestnut Redevelopment Project was presented to the Cranford Township Committee at their Workshop Meeting on Monday, May 11, 2022.

The Committee passed the project’s Redevelopment Agreement at the Official Meeting on Tuesday, May 12, 2022. The Plan is scheduled to begin hearings by the Planning Board in July 2022.

An article describing the Site Plan presentation is in the May 11, 2022 edition of TAPintoCranford:  Architect Presents Proposed Site Plans, Exterior Design for Cranford’s South and Chestnut Redevelopment

UPDATE: February 21, 2022

The South Avenue and Chestnut Redevelopment Plan has been posted on the Township website.

At the request of Cranford’s Downtown Management Corporation, in October 2021, Connolly & Hickey, Historical Architects, reviewed the concept drawings for the South Ave. and Chestnut Street Redevelopment projects. The report reads in part, “The concept designs, as presented, are messy, have no clear architectural vocabulary, and would not add value to Cranford’s downtown.”

UPDATE: November 14, 2021

There will be a Public Meeting on development plans for the South Ave and Chestnut St Rehabilitation Area on Thursday, November 18 at 7:00 pm at the Cranford Community Center on Walnut Ave. This will be hosted by Topology Planner Annie Hindenlang and will also be available on TV35.

If you are unable to attend but have questions, email

UPDATE: July 21, 2021
Topology also met with the Cranford Downtown Management Corporation (DMC) Board to discuss this rehabilitation area. View the presentation here.

In September 2020 Topology NJ was chosen by the Planning Board to do an investigation on certain properties to determine if they should be designated an area in need of rehabilitation. The properties identified are:

An image of the overall project area is on page 37 of the Fair Share Plan. The owner of 100 – 126 South Ave and 201 Walnut proposes 55 residential units for 100 – 126 South Ave and 40 for 201 Walnut with a 20% affordable set-aside.

The Topology Report determined the properties meet the designation.