Contested NJN Gas Regulator Set for Approval
HOLMDEL, NJ - The last Holmdel Township committee meeting of 2019 is set to go out with a bang in terms of new affordable housing and other controversial issues. It is a packed agenda with a host of legal settlements, new zoning ordinances and an executive session matter to discuss how the Township Committeemen can legally indemnify themselves. The recent lawsuit filed against the Committeemen who censured the Mayor before the election may also figure into quite a busy agenda.
On the land use side, the township has wrestled with affordable housing issues for some time. It is an issue that is shared with many towns throughout the state.
So, after review by the Holmdel Township Planning Board, a flurry of affordable housing actions are listed for approval on the December 10th agenda just released Monday.
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Unit counts have been set for Northern Holmdel as the Township Committee has turned away from a North Beers Street location near the parkway that was originally set for low to moderate income homes.
It was just swapped for 170 housing units located on Route 35. In addition, an all-inclusive 50 unit apartment building is set to be built on Middle Road. Palmer Avenue will accommodate an additional 12 affordable units in the town's quest to be compliant and settle its litigation with Fair Share Housing of Cherry Hill New Jersey.
Also on the agenda for approval is a highly controversial proposed Gas Regulator Station that will be located within easements on private property. According to the agenda, it will occupy easement areas on a parcel of land located on Block 13, Lot 13 in Holmdel (the “Proposed Site”). The street address for the Proposed Site is 960 Holmdel Road, Holmdel, New Jersey. The lot is 16.51 acres and is occupied by an office park complex and an existing cellular communications tower. The Regulator Station will be situated on site.
Not far from this southern Holmdel location is the F and F Nursery property. The Committee is also considering building a new firehouse in this preserved farmland. The Falcons Ridge neighborhood is reported to be coming out to hear about their plans for the farm across from their neighborhood. They may need a few extra seats for this one.
The meeting begins at 7:30 in Town Hall