WESTFIELD, NJ — The owners of Westfield’s infamous “Watcher” house, 657 Boulevard, have filed a zoning application with the Westfield Planning Board to have the Dutch colonial torn down and replaced with two new homes, according to a Westfield resident who said she and other neighbors were advised of the plans in an official letter Saturday. Site plans obtained Monday confirm this.

A public hearing on the matter would take place Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building.

The owners of the house, who bought it for $1.3 million in 2014, have claimed that disturbing letters signed “The Watcher” are preventing them from being able to sell six-bedroom home, which they never moved into. They are suing on the grounds that the former owners did not disclose to them the creepy letters prior to closing. 

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The house was placed back on the market in March for $1.25 million.

A motion to dismiss the entirety of the lawsuit was rejected on in August by a Superior Court judge.