Contractors replaced after fines from state, developer says.
Contractors who were removing asbestos from buildings at the former Pfizer property on Route 53 in Morris Plains had to be pulled from the project because of "fines levied by the NJ Department of Labor for violations during asbestos abatement," the developer of the site wrote in a letter to the state. The state said last week the alleged violations still are under investigation, and information about the case is not yet available to the public. A new contractor took over and the work is continuing, the developer and state officials said. After the asbestos abatement work is finished, developer M&M Realty Partners plans to demolish the buildings at 170 and 182 Tabor Road and build hundreds of apartments, condominiums and townhouses plus …
M&M seeking court approved builder's remedy on 63-acre property.
Thursday, February 7
The developer of a proposed 800-unit residential complex in Morris Plains is suing the borough for allegedly failing to meet state obligations to provide affordable housing, according to Law360. The lawsuit was filed in Morris County Superior Court on Jan. 29, Law360 reported. M&M Realty Partners purchased land in August on the former Pfizer property to develop a mixed residential and retail complex. A representative of the Morris School District Board of Education said the complex had the potential to increase the borough's population by 25 percent. The building process for the property was expected to be lengthy, as significant environmental work was needed on the property. The property is located in a flood plain on the west side of …