PLAINFIELD, NJ - As a 212-unit, $52 million project nears completion on South Avenue, the Plainfield Planning Board has set a hearing on possible redevelopment of nine nearby properties extending to the city’s Terrill Road border.

The Planning Board will consider the matter at its meeting on Thursday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall Library, 515 Watchung Ave. 

The properties listed in a legal notice last week include three restaurants, a children’s hair salon, a beauty supply store and a vacant site that was previously approved for an apartment complex.

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According to the legal notice, “Any interested party may appear at the public hearing and participate in the public hearing, in accordance with the rules of the Planning Board. The resolution of the City Council authorizing and directing the Planning Board to undertake this investigation, the area in need of redevelopment investigation report prepared by Nishuane Group and a map depicting the boundaries of the Study Area are on file with the City Clerk, and all are available for inspection during normal business hours.”

The 212-unit complex, initially called South Avenue Gateway and now being marketed as “Quin Sleepy Hollow,” is the city’s largest redevelopment project yet. Announced to local property owners in July 2014, the project went through many steps before final City Council approval of a PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) agreement in December 2015. 

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The new proposal, named South Avenue East, will require several Planning Board and City Council interactions before property acquisition and redevelopment can take place.

 

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