Cranford Township Committee Release Statement Regarding 750 Walnut Avenue

August 16, 2017

CRANFORD, NJ - During last night's meeting, the Cranford Township Committee prepared a written statement regarding 750 Walnut Avenue that was read by township attorney Ryan J. Cooper.

The full statement can be read below:

​The Township Committee is carefully considering Hartz’s request to designate 750 Walnut Avenue as an area in need of redevelopment. Since last ...

Cranford Mayor will Attend Meeting for Union County Mayors to Discuss Affordable Housing Challenges

CLARK, NJ - All 21 Union County mayors have been invited to a meeting in Clark on Aug. 16 to discuss the affordable housing issues facing New Jersey municipalities and the 2 percent arbitration cap for police and fire contracts that expires later this year.  

Cranford Mayor Thomas Hannen Jr. has confirmed he will attend this meeting.

"I am looking forward to hearing my fellow ...

Assemblyman Bramnick: "I Will Continue to Fight to Sustain Home Rule on Housing Issues"

TRENTON, NJ –  Assembly Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) has released a statement following the rejection of his request for a special state legislature session to address affordable housing laws.

“The speaker of the General Assembly rejected my request on procedural grounds,” Bramnick said. “I will continue to fight to sustain home rule on housing ...

Cranford Township Committee Accepts Bid to Develop Birchwood

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee accepted a bid from Garden Communities/Birchwood Developers Associates, LLC to develop the Birchwood property at last week’s meeting.

The committee originally purchased the Birchwood property for $18 million with a density of 360 units.

“The bid we accepted is for $18.5 million for 225 units resulting in no debt to be carried ...

Cranford Township Committee Centers on School Concerns During Hartz Mountain Presentation

CRANFORD, NJ – Residents expressed their concerns about Cranford’s schools on Tuesday evening as they listened to a presentation by Hartz Mountain Industries. The presentation was similar to the one given by Hartz Mountain Industries on Thursday night.

The benches of the room were filled and the walls were lined with residents who spilled out into the hallways. Among the audience ...

Cranford Township Committee Approves Three-Year Dog and Cat Licenses

CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Township Committee approved Ordinance 2017-07 at its meeting last month, which allows domestic pets to be licensed either annually or on a three-year basis.

For domestic dogs, there is a fee of $18 for a one-year license for a spayed or neutered dog, a fee of $54 for a three-year license for a spayed or neutered dog, a fee of $21 for a one-year license for a ...

Assemblyman Jon Bramnick Urges State Legislature to Solve Affordable Housing Issues

TRENTON, NJ – Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-21) is calling for a special state legislature session to solve the issues in communities that are caused by affordable housing laws.

In January, the state Supreme Court ruled that municipalities must include affordable housing. If the municipality is not meeting the affordable housing quota, it can be sued by builders for the ...

Hartz Mountain Requests Adjournment of Planning Board Meeting, Remains Committed to Presentation before Township Committee

CRANFORD, NJ – Hartz Mountain Industries has requested an adjournment of the July 19 planning board meeting.

The application put forth by Hartz Mountain for 750 Walnut Avenue required a rezoning of the current commercial property to a residential property before development could be approved.

“Hartz is scheduled to make a presentation to the Cranford Township Committee on July ...

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Hartz Mountain Industries Files Fair Housing Act Motion, Motion to Intervene

August 16, 2017

On August 15, Hartz Mountain Industries filed legal papers in relation to their efforts to build a whopping 905 apartments at their 750 Walnut Street site pursuant to the Fair Housing Act.  

Concerned citizens may review the papers at CRAO Cranford's website (click here).