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New Four-Story, 47-Unit Apartment Building to be Built on Summit/Chatham Border

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The Burling Instrument Company on River Road in Chatham will be torn down and replaced with a 47-unit, four-story apartment building Credits: TAP Chatham
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The Chatham Borough Planning Board has approved the construction of a 47-unit, four-story apartment building at this site on 16 River Road in Chatham Credits: TAP Chatham
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A new 47-unit, four-story apartment building will be coming to this site at 16 River Road in Chatham Credits: TAP Chatham
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CHATHAM, NJ - Mayor Bruce Harris announced on Monday night at the Borough of Chatham Council meeting that the planning board recently approved the construction of a 47-unit, four-story apartment building on River Road in Chatham.

There is no timetable for the start of construction on the current site of the Burling Instrument Company located at 16 River Road. The building on the site now will be torn down.

According to Victoria Fife, borough council member, there will be a 15 percent set aside in units to accommodate affordable housing requirements.

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"The planning board approved it, but it needs a developer's agreement," Fife said.

The apartment units became possible when the borough rezoned the "M" Districts to allow for a wider variety of businesses and new construction. Both Mayor Harris and Fife both indicated that the design met their approval.

"It's a nice design and the developers were very interested in cooperating with us," Harris said. "Who knows when the construction will start."

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