PLAINFIELD, NJ - Development plans across the city are slated for the Plainfield City Council's combined agenda session on Monday, July 8. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. in Municipal Court, 325 Watchung Avenue.
An ordinance to authorize the execution of a financial agreement with 829 South Urban Renewal, LLC (MC 2019-17) would grant a tax exemption to property at 829-881 South Avenue for a mixed-use development that would add 70 more apartments near the Netherwood train station.
Ordinance MC 2019-16 would grant Title 39 jurisdiction to the city over roads and parking lots at the properties where there is to be a Wawa food market and fueling station, at 1444-1470 South Avenue, and 512-516 Terrill Road.
The Economic Development Department is also putting forth a resolution that would designate South Terrill Urban Renewal, LLC as the "redeveloper for the redevelopment of certain properties" where the Wawa is to be built.
Almost 100 residents and business owners came out to a March 20 Planning Board meeting to voice their opposition to a proposal that was before the board for preliminary and final site plan approval to construct the Wawa food market that would include fueling stations. The area included the popular Giovanna's Restaurant that closed last month.
The Planning Board memorialized the resolution to grant preliminary site plan approval to South Terrill Urban Renewal, LLC on April 18.
Another resolution from the Economic Development Department would rescind resolution 152-19 and designate the following properties as a non-condemnation area in need of redevelopment:
- 501-515 West Front Street
- 425-477 West Front Street
- 107-109 Liberty Street
- 462-478 West Front Street
- 500-524 West Front Street
- 400-444 West Front Street
- 401-419 West Front Street
A resolution for an area in need of redevelopment study is also being put forth for 1204-1246 Park Avenue, 3-15 Randolph Road, and 2-20 Laramie Road to determine whether the Planning Board finds the properties satisfy the local redevelopment and housing law 'in need' criteria to be declared in need of redevelopment. If they do, the preparation of a redevelopment plan would commence.