SCOTCH PLAINS – The Scotch Plains Township Council will discuss a Jerusalem Road redevelopment plan at its next meeting on March 5.
The 2.83+ acre development (GPS 725 Jerusalem Road) will be comprised of 18 apartment units located in a three-story building (2 levels of apartments over parking), two stacked townhouses (four units) and 25 townhouse units, according to Thomas Strowe, Scotch Plains Project Coordinator for Redevelopment.
Twenty percent of the development will be set aside for nine affordable units that will all be apartments. The affordable units will be comprised of one 1-bedroom unit, six 2-bedroom units, and two 3-bedroom units.
On December 11, 2018, the Township Council adopted Resolution No. 2018-201 designating approximately 2.83 +/- acres known as Block 6201, Lots 13, 16.02, and a portion of the vacated Van Orden Place right-of-way (as shown on the Tax Map of the Township of Scotch Plains) as a “non-condemnation area in need of redevelopment” under the New Jersey Local Redevelopment and Housing Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-1 et seq.).
Units will be for sale. If the developer is unable to sell either the market rate or affordable units after 10 months, they may become rentals, and the affordable set-aside will remain 20 percent, according to Strowe.
To download the Redevelopment Plan presented by Harbor Consultants, click here.