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Planning Board Approves 151-Unit Apartment Complex For Redevelopment Area

Planning Board Approves 151-Unit Apartment Complex For Redevelopment Area

A 151-unit apartment complex in the Churchill redevelopment area was approved May 17 by the Planning Board. The project will be the fourth in that area by its developer, RPM Redevelopment Group of Montclair. The project will consist of five, 3-story buildings, with the centerpiece being a nearly half-acre park. The units will contain 1-, […]








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Hamilton Street Advisory Board To Seek Graffiti Ordinance Change

Hamilton Street Advisory Board To Seek Graffiti Ordinance Change

The Hamilton Street Advisory Board will ask the Township Council for a modification to the township’s anti-graffiti ordinance. Board members decided at their April 3 meeting to make a suggestion that the ordinance’s compliance time be shortened from 90 days to 30 days. The request originated with the FTPD’s community police team members, who said […]








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Restaurant, Retail Approved For Site Of Old Chauncey’s Pub

Restaurant, Retail Approved For Site Of Old Chauncey’s Pub

Plans for a 15,000-square-foot restaurant and retail store project on a site once occupied by an historic Franklin Park building were approved Jan. 18 by the Planning Board. The developer, S4 Estates, has yet to secure the retail tenants, the board was told. Part of the site, located at 3059 Route 27, was once the […]








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Assisted Living Center, Hotel, QuickChek Planned For Econo Lodge Property

Assisted Living Center, Hotel, QuickChek Planned For Econo Lodge Property

A plan to redevelop the Econo Lodge property on Easton Avenue into a suite hotel, an assisted living center and a QuickChek convenience store are under review by township planning staff. The application should go before the township Zoning Board of Adjustment in December, said Mark Healey, the township’s chief planner. Plans submitted by the applicant, […]








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151 Rental Units Targeted For Churchill Redevelopment Area

151 Rental Units Targeted For Churchill Redevelopment Area

Preliminary plans for a 151-apartment project in the township’s Churchill-Millstone Redevelopment Area were presented June 20 to the Redevelopment Agency. Plans call for 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments – some in a townhouse design – with two new streets and a common green area. The roughly 5-acre target area is bordered by Berry Street and School […]








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Three Hamilton Street Development Proposals To Be Heard By Township Planners In March

Three Hamilton Street Development Proposals To Be Heard By Township Planners In March

Applications for three developments that promise to change the look of the Hamilton Street business district will be heard by township planners during March. Two of the projects are new, while one is currently before the Zoning Board of Adjustment. The first of the new projects to be heard – it’s scheduled for the Planning Board’s March 2 […]








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First Hamilton Street Redev Project Heard By Zoning Board

First Hamilton Street Redev Project Heard By Zoning Board

The Zoning Board of Adjustment got its first peek at a proposed retail/residential development on Hamilton Street, a project township officials hope will herald the renaissance of the business district. The proposal, made by Recon Services LLC of Rocky Hill, is for a building encompassing the block of Hamilton Street between Ambrose and Home streets, the […]








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Burger King Latest Fast-Food Restaurant To Undergo Cosmetic Changes

Burger King Latest Fast-Food Restaurant To Undergo Cosmetic Changes

Add Burger King to the list of Easton Avenue fast-food restaurants undergoing makeovers. The restaurant, located in Rutgers Plaza, received the go-ahead for its renovation on Nov. 9 from the Historic Preservation Advisory Commission. The commission’s approval was needed because the restaurant is within 1,000 feet of the Delaware & Raritan Canal. John Chang, the […]








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Somerset Gate Called Redevelopment Success

Somerset Gate Called Redevelopment Success

The complete sell-out of the Somerset Gate development on Route 27 was celebrated Aug 17 by the developer and township officials. The 106-townhouse development saw its final resident move in in June, said Charley Avery, a partner with the developer, Redev Group. Redev Group representatives, along with members of the township’s Redevelopment Authority and Mayor […]








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WaWa Eyed For Former Guaranteed Motors Site

WaWa Eyed For Former Guaranteed Motors Site

Plans for a WaWa gas station and convenience store – which could provide up to 35 jobs – were presented to the township Redevelopment Agency at its Feb. 23 meeting. The targeted site is the former home of Guaranteed Motors at Route 27 and Juliet Avenue. If approved, it would be the first WaWa in […]








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