SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Affordable Housing Advisory Committee will hold a special public town hall meeting on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. at the Scotch Plains Municipal Building (430 Park Ave.) to discuss the North Avenue and Amberg zoning ordinances.

These two projects are the result of lawsuits against the Township of Scotch Plains and are being mandated as part of our court-ordered affordable housing settlement with Fair Share Housing Center.

The North Avenue zoning ordinance will permit the construction of 12 units, with 2 units being deemed affordable, at Block 8301, Lot 7 (2344 North Avenue), and the Amberg zoning ordinance will permit the construction of 125 units, with 19 units being deemed affordable, at Block 13501, Lot 21.01 (2100 Lamberts Mill Road).

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For more information about these projects, click here.         

The purpose of the July 9 meeting is to give property owners and residents an extra opportunity to understand these ordinances and listen to a presentation from our professionals in advance of the public hearing that will take place at the July 16 Township Council meeting. 

The July 9 meeting will also give the public the opportunity to meet members of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee who are working to engage the State Legislature and seek reforms to the current court-mandated process.

Mayor Al Smith, who serves as Chair of the Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, recently appeared on NJ101.5 radio and wrote a guest post about affordable housing reform. Click here to listen to the interview and read the post.

The meeting will also be streamed live and recorded for later viewing on SPTV and the Township’s Facebook page.