Updated: Planning Board Set To Hear Application For More Than 120 Units At Canal Walk

Canal Walk plan

The Planning Board is scheduled to hear applications to develop the last two parcels of land in the Canal Walk active adult community.

Update: Canal Walk Associates will revise its plans for the proposed development and re-present them to the Planning Board at its Dec. 16 meeting.

Original Story: Plans to develop the last two parcels of land in the Canal Walk active adult housing development are scheduled to be heard at the Oct. 7 Planning Board meeting.

The two parcels straddle Canal Walk Boulevard, off Schoolhouse Road.

Township planner Mark Healy said that township planners have been meeting with Canal Walk representatives, as well as representatives of Canal Walk residents, to discuss the plans.

One application is for Enclave II, a 9.6-acre parcel – on the right side of Canal Walk Blvd. as one enters from Schoolhouse Rd. – upon which is planned 62 condominiums/apartments in three buildings.

The project is similar to Enclave I, Healy said.

The two projects would bring the total number of residential units in the development to 1,251, Healy said.

Plans call for  two buildings in the front of the development, each of which will have first-level parking and two levels of residences above that, and one building in the rear, with parking on the first level and three levels of residences above that.

All of the units will be two-bedroom, Healy said.

Across the street, the developer plans to build 63 single-family homes on 19.27 acres.

Healy said the developer, Canal Walk Associates, will have to make some adjustments to Canal Walk Blvd, not the least of which is moving the gate house closer to Schoolhouse Road and changing the geometry of Canal Walk Blvd. to accommodate for that.

While no variances are needed, Canal Walk Associates does need subdivision and site plane approval for the projects, as well as an amended General Development Plan, Healy said. He said the original plans, approved in 1996, called for the parcel designated for Enclave II to be a nursing home, and for the parcel across the street to be commercial development.

The Planning Board meets at 7:30 in the Township Council chamber.

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