EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The zoning board meeting for the proposed Summerhill Road development project is currently on tap for Monday, July 16 at 8 p.m. at the Hammarskjold Middle School. It was originally set for June 7 at the Memorial School. However, the turnout of residents from both East Brunswick and Spotswood forced the cancellation of the meeting and the move to Hammarskjold's Jo Ann Magistro Performing Arts Center, which can accommodate a larger audience.
The proposed project at 377 Summerhill Road at the intersection of Summerhill and Old Stage Roads is set to include a bank, CVS, more than 100 apartments as well as parking. The redevelopment project is expected to also impact Frost Woods, which is adjacent to the property.
The impact to Frost Woods prompted Cathy Decker and her husband to begin the grassroots campaign, Save Frost Woods. Longtime Spotswood resident and former mayor in the borough, Thomas Barlow is now serving as the group's pro-bono attorney. Barlow is a partner in the Edison law firm of Lombardi and Lombardi.
Many residents in both East Brunswick and Spotswood have expressed concern over the proposed "Golden Corner" project and its environmental impact as well as the effect on traffic in the already busy area.
The July 16 zoning board meeting is open to the public. Hammarskjold Middle School is located at 200 Rues Lane.