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Township Council Nixes Private Meeting With Rutgers Plaza Owner Over Zoning Change

Township Council Nixes Private Meeting With Rutgers Plaza Owner Over Zoning Change

The idea of a private meeting involving some Township Council members and the owner of the Rutgers Plaza to discuss the latter’s plans for the former K-Mart building were nixed by the Council at its September 28 meeting. It was not known which Council members would have attended the meeting with Levin Management and its […]

Planning Board Approves Next Renaissance Phase

Planning Board Approves Next Renaissance Phase

A project that will provide 37 three-bedroom apartments in eight buildings was approved October 20 by the Planning Board. The project is the latest phase in the Renaissance Redevelopment area, overseen by RPM Development of Montclair. The building will be constructed on four parcels of land bounded by Gurley, Berry and Fuller streets and Voorhees, […]

Nine-Unit Apartment Building Approved For Hamilton Street

Nine-Unit Apartment Building Approved For Hamilton Street

The Hamilton Street Business District re-imagining continued on April 1, with the approval by the Zoning Board of Adjustment of a three-story, nine-unit apartment building. But unlike other apartment buildings approved in the District, this one will not feature retail space on the first floor. Instead, and in recognition of reality in other parts of […]

Updated Redevelopment Ordinance Introduced By Township Council

Updated Redevelopment Ordinance Introduced By Township Council

An updated redevelopment ordinance that makes major changes to the Churchill-Millstone redevelopment area was introduced at the January 26 Township Council meeting. The Churchill-Millstone redevelopment area is part of the Renaissance 2000 Redevelopment Plan. The changes, which were negotiated by the township Redevelopment Agency and the redeveloper, RPM, over the course of a couple of […]

Starbucks, Self-Storage Facility Eyed For Frank’s Hardware, Sunny’s Site

Starbucks, Self-Storage Facility Eyed For Frank’s Hardware, Sunny’s Site

Chick-fil-A is out, but a second Starbucks and a self-storage business are still in a developer’s proposal for a Route 27 site. The lot at Rt. 27 and Kevin Apuzzio Avenue that now holds Frank’s Building Supply and Sunny’s diner is eyed by developer Paul Brown. Brown appeared before the Planning Board at its July […]

Churchill-Millstone Redeveloper Wants 10-Year Agreement Extension

Churchill-Millstone Redeveloper Wants 10-Year Agreement Extension

The company that is redeveloping the Churchill-Millstone roads area says it needs another 10 years to finish the task, and its founder wasn’t above putting some not-so-subtle pressure on a township agency to get it. Edward Martoglio, founder of the RPM Redevelopment Group of Montclair, told the township Redevelopment Agency’s Board of Commissioners Oct. 15 […]

If Built, Township YMCA Could Have Two Pools

If Built, Township YMCA Could Have Two Pools

It’s all speculation at this point, but there is a possibility that if a YMCA is built in the township, it could have both an indoor and an outdoor swimming pool. That was the word Sept. 19 from Township Manager Robert Vornlocker, who was speaking at the monthly Open Space Advisory Committee meeting. Vornlocker said […]

Consultant: Township Should Re-Brand Commercial Zones, Attract Indoor Sports Complex

Consultant: Township Should Re-Brand Commercial Zones, Attract Indoor Sports Complex

The township needs to re-brand two of its commercial zones, modify some zoning regulations and attract a major indoor sports complex development, the Township Council was told at an Aug. 16 special meeting. Those were some of the recommendations for the township’s Hamilton Street Business District and Corporate Business Park zones presented by the township’s […]

South Middlebush Land Targeted For Trimandir Temple Is Up For Sale

South Middlebush Land Targeted For Trimandir Temple Is Up For Sale

The South Middlebush Road property eyed for a temple and gathering hall is up for sale. The 16-acre parcel at 630 South Middlebush Road, which includes a four-bedroom, four-bathroom home, is listed at $1.2 million. The land, which abuts Snyder’s Farm,  is currently owned by the Dada Bhagwan Vignan Institute, which paid $915,000 for it […]

Mixed-Use Development Proposed For Franklin Blvd. Site By Rev. DeForest Soaries

Mixed-Use Development Proposed For Franklin Blvd. Site By Rev. DeForest Soaries

The old Somerset County Social Services building on Franklin Boulevard would give way to a new, four-story mixed use development under a plan proffered by the Rev. DeForest “Buster” Soaries. Soaries’ Corporate Community Connections, Inc. owns the property, plans for which include razing the current building and building a new structure with retail, office and […]

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