ROSELLE PARK, NJ - The Roselle Park Borough Council voted 4-3 in favor of adopting ordinance 26-17, providing a long-term tax exemption for a development on W Webster Avenue. The three council members who voted no were Fahoury, Negron and Deiorio.

“I voted no just for this particular property because of the location in proximity to the high school. I just think it is going to increase traffic and make it more difficult for parents and students to navigate in that area,” said Councilwoman Negron. “Not that that property shouldn’t be redeveloped into something, I think that it should,” she continued. “But I just think that the size of the project in that specific location, is a little bit much with how close it is to the school.”

“Well the transit village application requires that there be at least one redevelopment plan that fits the criteria and with the first Meridia plan my understanding is that that would qualify us,” said Councilman-at-Large Deiorio. “So we don’t need to have high density housing to have that qualification met.”

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“Quite frankly we don’t need any more mass housing developments within 0.5 miles of our train station.” said Councilman Fahoury.

With the ordinance passed the developers will be able to move on to the next stage of business.