New Renderings of Flemington's Union Hotel Plan; Planning Board Votes to Expand Cust Project

The Union Hotel is easily recognized in this view.
This is a view of Main Street, with the landmark Union Hotel at left.
This Main Street view includes the proposed pedestrian plaza.
This rendering shows the Historic Courthouse from the proposed pedestrian plaza.
This is what redeveloper Jack Cust proposes for Spring Street and Bloomfield Avenue.
This rendering is of Spring Street and Chorister Place.

FLEMINGTON, NJ – The Borough Planning Board voted unanimously Monday evening to expand the area in need of redevelopment that is part of redeveloper Jack Cust's plan for the Union Hotel. In addition to the hotel and its surrounding properties, it would now include 23 Bloomfield Ave., 21 Bloomfield Ave., 2 Spring St., 8 Spring St. and 12 Spring St.

Borough Council will decide whether to accept the Planning Board decision, which is only a recommendation. Council will next meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 12 in the Historic Courthouse on Main Street here. It is likely that Council will vote on whether to accept the recommndation to expand the area in need of redevleopment at its July 12 meeting.

Cust has also released additional renderings of the plan, which continues to evolve.

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TAPinto Flemington will have a more detailed report on the changes and expanded redevelopment area decision later today.

Editor's note: This article has been updated to include the date when Borough Council is likely to vote on the Planning Board's recommendation.

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June 14, 2017

To the editor:

Flemington Mayor Phil Greiner has repeatedly stated that the Redeveloper Agreement with Jack Cust that was approved at the Council Meeting on March 13 will have no cost to the borough for water and sewer work. He needs to stop stating this. It is not correct.

I have provided the mayor with detailed comments on the agreement including the following.

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