Friday, January 25, 2013
Developers of parcel at Speedwell Avenue and Spring Street expect to break ground on 15,000-square-foot pharmacy sometime this year.
With site plan approval Thursday night for CVS after a nearly-four-hour Planning Board meeting, developers indicated their intent to break ground sometime this year. Shortly before 11:30 p.m., the Board almost unanimously voted in favor of the plan, with only board member Michael Pooler "abstaining." Pooler had cited his concern with certain traffic issues, particularly the developer's reluctance to prohibit left-hand turns into the property from Spring Street for more hours than already agreed. The site plan approval Thursday follows the town's redevelopment agency approval in December to modify a portion of Phase IV of the Speedwell Redevelopment Plan already approved for up to 45,000 square feet of retail space and about 150 residential…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Councilwoman Rebecca Feldman, however, expressed displeasure with the plan before casting the lone 'no' vote Thursday night.
An amendment to Phase IV of the Speedwell Redevelopment Plan allowing a CVS Pharmacy to be built on the site of a former used car dealership was approved Thursday night, but not before one council member let her disappoval be known. Rebecca Feldman, the lone Independent council member among the majority of Democrats and one Republican, cast the only "no" vote for a project the First Ward representative said the town had rushed too quickly to approve, fearing nothing else would come along. "There is a sense of desperation surrounding the way this decision is being made—a fear that a long-vacant property will remain empty," Feldman read from a prepared statement. "In reality, within six months of our signing Mill Creek’s redevelopment …
Friday, November 30, 2012
The introduced project will next go to Planning Board on Dec. 6, then back to Redevelopment Agency on Dec. 13 for final approval.
Town Council—acting as the Morristown Redevelopment Agency—approved the introduction of the CVS Pharmacy development at Speedwell Avenue and Spring Street Thursday night. The project, which would be built on the site long ago occupied by a used car dealership but for years abandoned, was approved for introduction 6-1, with Council Vice President Rebecca Feldman opting to abstain. The plan is now expected to go before the Planning Board at its Dec. 6 meeting, who then will look to see that it conforms to the town's master plan. If all goes well, it would then return to the Redevelopment Agency on Dec. 13 for final adoption. The CVS represents an amendment to part of Phase IV of the Speedwell Redevelopment Plan, which was approved earlier …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Residents and members of town historical preservation commission spoke out this week about design, sustainability elements of plan.
While there is still some time before the proposal for a CVS at Spring Street and Speedwell Avenue again goes before the town, several residents aired concerns this week over the present design. Residents and members of the Morristown Historical Preservation Commission spoke at both Tuesday's Town Council meeting and at the Thursday redevelopment meeting, where an update had been scheduled on the CVS Project Redevelopment Area but was tabled. Marion Harris, vice chair of the preservation commission, noted Thursday that a meeting between developers and her group was expected to be scheduled sometime after Oct. 19, when preservation commission chair Ken Miller would be back from vacation. On Tuesday, Harris said the project "maybe needs a …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Information session held Thursday night at Town Hall.
It's better than what's there now. That was the general consensus among residents who came to Town Hall Thursday night to check out an "open house" forum on the proposed CVS Pharmacy, which would replace a used car dealership at Spring Street and Speedwell Avenue that has been abandoned for years. Several information stations were set up throughout the Senior Center, where professionals involved in the project were available to present the plan so far and answer questions. Nick Verderese, of Dynamic Traffic LLC, showed a video with predicted traffic patterns along the road following construction of the pharmacy and following all four phases of the Speedwell Avenue Redevelopment Plan. The proposed CVS location presently is part of that …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Planners, professionals involved with proposed project will be on-hand between 7 and 9 p.m. at the Senior Center in Town Hall.
Those interested in learning more about a proposed CVS in Morristown should head to the Senior Center at Town Hall Thursday, where an information session on the plan is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. CVS has expressed interest in coverting the abandoned auto dealer’s buildings at Spring Street and Speedwell Avenue into a new pharmacy. The plan is aimed at a parcel originally to be developed in Phase 4 of the Speedwell Redevelopment project that would transform the north side of Morristown. CVS approached the town and the owner of the vacant 2.77-acre property with a plan to replace the vacant buildings with a new store. The property transfer could take place by November, and if the CVS application is approved, a new 23,000-square foot store …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Atlantic Health is the parent company for Morristown Medical Center.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Atlantic Health, whose affiliated hospitals include Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, and Newton Medical Center in Newton, has partnered with CVS' "Minute Clinic" program, in select locations in Morris, Somerset, Sussex and Union counties, and parts of Essex County. The press release is below: MinuteClinic, the retailhealth care division of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS) and Atlantic Health System,one of the largest non-profit health care systems in New Jersey comprised ofMorristown Medical Center, Goryeb Children’s Hospital, Overlook Medical Centerin Summit, N.J. and Newton Medical Center have entered into a clinical affiliationto enhance access to high quality, affordable health care services in Northernand Central …