Friday, January 25, 2013
Developers of parcel at Speedwell Avenue and Spring Street expect to break ground on 15,000-square-foot pharmacy sometime this year.
With site plan approval Thursday night for CVS after a nearly-four-hour Planning Board meeting, developers indicated their intent to break ground sometime this year. Shortly before 11:30 p.m., the Board almost unanimously voted in favor of the plan, with only board member Michael Pooler "abstaining." Pooler had cited his concern with certain traffic issues, particularly the developer's reluctance to prohibit left-hand turns into the property from Spring Street for more hours than already agreed. The site plan approval Thursday follows the town's redevelopment agency approval in December to modify a portion of Phase IV of the Speedwell Redevelopment Plan already approved for up to 45,000 square feet of retail space and about 150 residential…
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Concerned residents about the redevelopment of the Honeywell Property released a statement on Monday, just four days after the master plan amendment was approved.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Residents part of the Citizens for Better Planning in Morris Township, the township's group of concerned residents who provide input to the development in Morris Township, oppose the planning board's decision last week that approved the master plan amendment to develeop Honeywell International's property located at 101 Columbia Turnpike. The CCPMT released a statement on Monday, saying that they are disappointed in the planning board's unanimous vote because the redevelopment does not address many of community concerns. They say the "vote was taken despite intense community protest and highly skeptical comments from the public over a period of 2 years." The group claims the planning board hasn't taken into account the documented concerns …
Friday, June 8, 2012
Township approves master plan amendment for the site.
The acceptance of a master plan amendment allowing Honeywell International more flexibility in developing its 147-acre Morris Township headquarters property is not the end of the process for the Fortune 100 company or for the citizens opposed to the changes. The township planning board on Thursday unanimously approved the master plan amendment after months of public hearings. The amendment allows residential use on the site as well as the redevelopment of the section that contains the former Allied Signal buildings. In May, the board removed a proposed continuing care facility from the list of allowed uses leaving only townhouses and the office/research use that is in the original zoning. The township committee must adopt a zoning …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Planning Board also discusses larger buffer zone between townhouse development and street.
The Morris Township Planning Board’s professionals will have a slightly amended draft of a master plan amendment for the board to view at a special meeting next week. Board members want some significant changes to the amendment drafted by Board Attorney Brian Burns, Engineer James Slate and Planner Paul Phillips. The major change suggested by Mayor Peter Mancuso and supported by most of the board was to remove a continuing care facility from the allowed uses under a new zone for the Honeywell property created by the amendment. Board member and Township Committeeman Scott Rosenbush said he just learned the municipality can’t dictate whether such a facility, called a CCRC, can be for-profit or not-for-profit. A not-for-profit facility would …
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Local residents opposed to Villa Walsh building project.
The following "Letter to the Editor" was submitted on March 30. "Villa Walsh has decided to build a 16,000 sq/ft athletic facility and large parking lot for its 250 students. The placement of the facility will be located directly across the street from the residences on Western Avenue in an area that is, currently, completely wooded. In 2008, Villa Walsh constructed large soccer fields next to the proposed location. The result of that demolition to the previously wooded and sloped property has caused considerable drainage problems, soil erosion and tree damage (many trees have fallen across Western Avenue and onto our properties). Now Villa Walsh is planning to further the expansion on this pristine and heavily wooded area with a large …