VERONA, NJ - Verona’s Planning Board held a special meeting Tuesday to determine whether a redevelopment on Depot and Pine is consistent with the town’s master plan. 

The development, commonly referred to as “the Cameco Development,” after the Cameco factory which sits on part of the site, will include 85-90 units. All the units will be deemed “affordable housing.” 

Though some residents and even members of the board expressed concern about parking, building height and water runoff issues, board attorney Greg Mascera reminded everyone that the board could only determine whether or not the development was consistent with the master plan. It is ultimately up to Verona’s governing body to approve the ordinance and go ahead with the development. He expressed some frustration that the town’s “hands were tied” because of the New Jersey Supreme Court’s determination that towns need a certain amount of affordable housing. 

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The board resolved that the ordinance is compatible with the master plan. They also resolved to submit recommendations to the governing body.

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