Tuesday, November 27, 2012
On the agenda was a reintroduction of an ordinance amending part of Speedwell Redevelopment Plan, to include a new CVS.
Anyone who was interested in Tuesday night's Morristown Redevelopment Meeting at Town Hall will have to wait a bit longer as it has been postponed due to the winter weather activity sweeping through the area. On the agenda is the reintroduction of an ordinance to amend Phase IV of the Speedwell Redevelopment Plan, to include a proposed CVS Pharmacy on the site currently occupied by the abandoned used car lot at Spring and Speedwell and the old Blockbuster building on Speedwell Avenue. While Morristown has been experiencing a mixture of wet snow and rain throughout much of the day, the real issues were expected later, as temperatures re expected to drop below freezing heading into the evening. The meeting is now scheduled for Thursday at 7 …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Project expected to bring 74 units to former Bell Atlantic building and abandoned junkyard off Morris Street and Ford Avenue.
The Morris Street Redevelopment Plan was approved Thursday night. Introduced Oct. 11, approval of the plan—which calls for the redevelopment of the former Bell Atlantic building off Ford Avenue and development of the adjacent former junkyard—completes the second part of a four-part process that will ultimately bring the 74-unit project to a long-abandoned section of land off Morris Street and Ford Avenue. The town approved in August adding Mountain Center Realty LLC, owner of the building, to the plan. Currently, the plan across about 1.5 acres calls for Mountain Center Realty's building to be rehabilitated into 33 market rate and four affordable housing units; the parcel containing the former junkyard, owned by Leona Developers, would …
Friday, October 12, 2012
Ordinance to adopt plan was introduced at Thursday redevelopment meeting.
Call it a "mini master plan." That was what Phil Abramson, planning professional for the town, called the Morris Street Redevelopment Plan, whose ordinance adoption was introduced Thursday after the planner gave the Morristown Redevelopment Agency an updated overview of where the project stands today. With the plan's ordinance introduction, pending Planning Board approval on Oct. 25 and adoption by the redevelopment agency on Nov. 8, the second part of a four-part process will be complete. This ultimately will lead to the development of a 74-unit project in a long-abandoned section of land off Morris Street and Ford Avenue. Much of what Abramson presented to town council—which acts as the town's redevelopment agency—has been presented at …
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 …
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Town Hall.
On most alternating Tuesdays, Morristown Town Council meets at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. So, what's on the agenda? Check out five items we think you'll want to keep on your radar below, as well as the entire agenda included with this post.
Friday, April 13, 2012
A resolution to vote on approval of the phase scheduled for April 26 Planning Board meeting.
For all intents and purposes, it appears Phase I of the Speedwell Redevelopment Plan will be approved by the Planning Board. The Board voted Thursday night, after another marathon session that ran past 10:30 p.m., to have Board Attorney John Inglesino draft a resolution to approve the plan, which would be voted on at the next Planning Board meeting, scheduled for April 26. Only board member Michael Pooler voted against the call for a resolution to be drafted. When asked why he voted against it, Pooler said, pointing to Inglesino, "any comments, speak to the man over there." The meeting, which was a continuation of the March 22 meeting, focused primarily on stormwater management, sidewalks and exterior design of the initial phase of the …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Portion of plan calls for 268 residential units.
The Planning Board will once again hear the principals for Speedwell Redevelopment, who will discuss proposed plans for Phase I of the long-awaited project. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Thursday at Town Hall. Morristown Development LLC, lead by Rich Murphy of Trammel Crow, first came before the Planning Board on March 22 to discuss Phase I, but the discussion lasted long enough that it was scheduled to continue at the next meeting. Phase I of the Speedwell Redevelopment Plan, which was finally approved earlier this year after many years of various plans, focuses on Prospect Street, Clinton Place and a portion of Early Street, and calls for approval of a 268-unit apartment building with "associated site improvements and two …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Request for Qualifications issued Feb. 24; proposals due within one month.
Do you have a vision for how redevelopment at the Morristown Train Station should be? Then, you have until March 24 to get your company's name submitted to the Town of Morristown. The town, in partnership with the Morristown Parking Authority, has released a "Request for Qualifications for Developer and Development Team Selection" for the 2.38-acre property, which includes the Morristown Train Station. This follows recent approvals for redevelopment projects both on Morris Street and in the Speedwell Avenue corridor, with the train station area serving as a connection to those projects. "The redevelopment of the Morristown Station Area is an integral component of the Town's broader effort to create healthy, liveable neighborhoods and …
Friday, February 10, 2012
Leona Developers LLC to construct 30 townhouses on former junkyard off Morris Street.
Several years after first being described by the town as a "stagnant" and "unproductive" piece of land, a 56,000-square-foot former junkyard behind houses on Morris Street has been assigned a redeveloper. Town Council, acting as the redevelopment entity in Morristown, approved Leona Developers LLC as the redeveloper for the property at 185 Morris St., block 3701, lot 11, Thursday night after hearing a presentation by members of Jonathan Rose Companies, the town's redevelopment planner and former Morristown Mayor Jay Delaney, the attorney representing the redevelopers. Phil Abramson, with Jonathan Rose Companies, started the meeting noting something that was likely on more than one person's mind. "This is probably the first non-Speedwell …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Project located in Morris Street Redevelopment Area.