Letters to the Editor

Mayor of Scotch Plains Invites All to the July 19th Downtown Redevelopment Meeting

Scotch Plains Mayor Al Smith Credits: Sean Conklin

Dear Editor:

When I ran for office last year, the second point of my Five-Point Plan was downtown redevelopment. If you have been watching the Township Council meetings or reading various news outlets, you know the Council has made good progress on downtown redevelopment. 

Specifically, the Township Council established a Scotch Plains Downtown Redevelopment Committee in March and in May directed the Planning Board to conduct a study for the Phase I Area which incorporates a large section of Park Avenue. Phase I is the first phase of a 7-phase process for downtown redevelopment.

Sign Up for E-News

An important downtown redevelopment event is happening on Wednesday, July 19, at the Scotch Plains Fanwood High School Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. The Downtown Redevelopment Committee is hosting a town hall meeting to provide the background on the redevelopment process to date, and to brief the property owners and business owners in the Phase I Area as to what the Phase I study means to them.  This is an open public meeting and residents are encouraged to attend as well.

The town hall presentation will provide an overview of the Downtown Redevelopment Committee and how you can participate. So, if you are interested in or have questions about downtown redevelopment, please attend.

For more information on the Downtown Redevelopment Initiative, including maps of Phase 1, visit:  https://www.scotchplainsnj.gov/departments/downtown-redevelopment-committee/.

Hope to see you Wednesday.

Mayor Al Smith

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer. Click here to submit a Letter to the Editor.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Union County Students to 'March for Our Lives' Saturday in Union

March 19, 2018

UNION, NJ – Students from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall on Saturday morning, March 24, in an anti-gun violence march.

Led by steering committee chairman Colin Sumner, the march, which has the support of Senator Joseph Cryan, Moms Demand Action, Union County Chapter, and the Union County Freeholders, is not aimed at taking away guns, but ...

The Day After

Some years ago, the United Nations held the International Summit on Sustainable Development, here in Johannesburg. The Summit was a great success. One wonders, though, whether all the wonderful decisions and resolutions that were adopted were ever implemented. In other words, were they themselves sustainable?

Good ideas and worthwhile projects are suggested regularly. The question is, do they ...

Can I Change My Partner?

March 20, 2018

Couples oftentimes look to change the “other”.  “If only” the other would make these changes, or do as I say, our relationship would be great. We tend to focus on the other. We tend to focus on changing the other. We tend to focus on the other’s negative behavior.

Couples like to report what their spouse/partner is doing and how they are ...

Christopher Dean Band to Play at Westfield Memorial Library

March 20, 2018

The Christopher Dean Band will play at the Westfield Memorial Library on Wednesday, April 4 at 7:00 p.m. The library is located at 550 East Broad Street.

The Christopher Dean Band is a regional blues/soul band based out of the Central New Jersey area, working up and down the East coast year round. Christopher Dean fronts the group, playing guitar and singing lead vocals.

Dean, who was ...

Upcoming Events

Tue, March 20, 7:30 PM

Cranford Community Center, Cranford

Free “Organic Vegetable Gardening” Presentation

Green Health & Wellness Home & Garden


Fri, March 23, 12:00 PM

Resolve, Scotch Plains

Free Teen Anxiety Group (Ages 14-17) at Resolve

Sun, March 25, 7:00 PM

Temple Sholom, Scotch Plains

The Displaced Persons Camp Experience

Religions And Spirituality