BERNARDS TWP., NJ _ Bernards Township officials say the township has been "working in good faith" to reach a settlement agreement with the Fair Share Housing Center regarding a figure for affordable housing units in the township, and the matter will be on the Bernards Township Committee agenda for next Tuesday, Aug. 14.
Two potential developers will make presentations, according to a press release sent out by the township on the previous Tuesday.
Each of these developers will be proposing inclusionary developments. At this meeting there will be an opportunity for the public to question and comment on the proposals.
Developers not identified on Tuesday
This Tuesday, Mayor John Carpenter declined to identify the two developers at this time. He said that information is due to be available this Friday, Aug. 10, when the full agenda is published prior to the meeting.
Earlier settlement approved with two developers
Nevetheless, back in March, the Township Committee approved a settlement with two developers to construct 198 market and affordable rental homes in the vicinity of the abandoned A & P supermarket at Dewy Meadow Village, as well as a 24-unit apartment planned on an old tennis court at neighboring Crown Court apartments.
The proposal, approved by a 4 to 1 Township Committee vote, would need to go before the Planning Board prior to any construction, officials said at that time. All in all, the township would receive credit for 106 affordable housing units if the housing proposal is built, the township attorney said at that time
The details of the settlement were posted on the township website.
The public portion of the meeting is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. on Aug. 14, in the main meeting room in the township municipal building, 1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge.
The meeting will also be video streamed lived over the township’s website (www.bernards.org) and broadcast on local PEG Channels, Cablevision Channel 15, and FIOS Channel 35.