PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Planning Board will meet on Monday evening to discuss the JFK Muhlenberg Hospital Redevelopment Plan that was prepared by Heyer, Gruel & Associates of Red Bank, NJ.

In a public meeting in early March with members of the Joint Land Use boards, Carlos Sanchez, the Director of the Office of Economic Development, stated that in 2014 the land was declared an area in need of redevelopment.  He then provided an overview of what has transpired since.

Zoning Board member Jim Spear asked if the contract with the new developer and JFK would have any deed restrictions.  There were four identified:

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  • No emergency room as there is already one on site
  • No dialysis center
  • No nursing homes as there is one nearby
  • No nursing school as there is one on site.

Additionally, Shade Tree Commissioner Peter Simone asked if the site would be for commercial use only.  Sanchez answered that there has to be a medical housing-related component, but it will not be residential housing.

The April 24th meeting will take place at 7:30 pm at duCret School of Art, located at 1030 Central Avenue.  The public is invited to attend, and to participate, too.

The redevelopment plan has been made available on the city's website.  You can also download the plan herepdf.  Note it is lengthy, so you may want to review prior to the meeting.