If you didn’t have a keen eye, you would have missed the public notice in yesterday’s Asbury Park Press that announces the upcoming Middletown Planning Board’s public hearing for the Four Ponds (a.k.a Avaya) housing project in Lincroft.
This is the development that everyone on the Township Committee approved of in 2009 and was suppose to not happen.
Gerry Scharfenberger, Tony Fiore, Pam Brightbill and Steve Massell (who wasn’t on the Township Committee in 2009, but as a member of the Planning Board approved of and presented the plans to the Township Committee) have repeatedly vowed that they are against the project but have done nothing to try and prevent it.
I’m sure that they will be blaming Democrats in Trenton for not heeding Governor Christie’s wish to reform the affordable housing law, COAH, even though the governor vetoed a reform of it earlier this year:
TOWNSHIP OF MIDDLETOWN
NOTICE OF HEARING
To: All Property Owners Within 200 Feet
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT Four Ponds Center Associates has applied to the Planning Board of the Township of Middletown for preliminary and final site plan approval, with no variances, so as to permit the applicant to develop and construct 342 residential dwelling units, and one community clubhouse, with associated roadways, parking, walkways, stormwater management, utilities, lighting and landscaping improvements. The proposed dwelling units shall consist of 270 townhouses and 72 flats, with 68 of the flats being restricted as affordable housing. This project is part of the Township Housing Element and Fair Share Plan for affordable housing.
The existing commercial building located on the subject property shall be demolished. The property is zoned RMF-2 (Residential Multi-Family Overlay Zone), The application conforms to the standards of the RMF-2 Zone; however, the Applicant will seek any and all variances and/or waivers necessary to accommodate the application as filed or as revised by the Planning Board on premises located at 307 Middletown-Lincroft Road, also known as Block 1063, Lot 10 on the Tax Map.
A copy of the application has been filed in the Office of the Planning Board and may be inspected during regular business hours.
A public hearing will be held on Wednesday evening, the 4th day of May, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in Town Hall, 1 Kings Highway, Middletown, New Jersey at which time you may appear either in person or by agent or attorney and present any objections which you may have to granting this application.
ANSELL GRIMM & AARON
Attorneys for Applicant
By:/s/ RICK BRODSKY, ESQ,
Dated: April 18, 2011