STOP VILLAGE 35 BEFORE IT'S APPROVED.
THE PROPOSAL LACKS VISION. MIDDLETOWN DESERVES BETTER.
FOR THE VILLAGE 35 SITE WAS
MAKE THE TOWNSHIP REMEMBER THEY WORK FOR US.
WHAT WE KNOW.
In spite of our continuing efforts to meet with Township officials, we have been denied a meeting…again.
• December 6, 2017, the Planning Board voted that the Village 35 site “fit the criteria” to be considered an Area in Need of Redevelopment.
• December 18, 2017, the Township Committee voted on the redevelopment resolution for Village 35. The fate of the Village 35 revised site plan is now in the hands of the Township Committee.
THE VILLAGE 35 PLAN = IRRESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT.
ON VIEW, THE NRDC, COMMERCIAL PORTION OF THE APPLICATION.
NRDC's newest plan: Wegmans, a dine-in Movie Theater, stand alone fast-food dining in the parking lot (A - E), and a block of retail space (2-5), 20 stores proposed OR ANOTHER BIG BOX STORE, that have no takers, translation: Dead Mall in the making. MORE OUT-OF-TOWN TRAFFIC CUTTING THROUGH OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, LATE NIGHT ACTIVITY... WHAT ABOUT OUR QUALITY OF LIFE?
NRDC's new plan exceeds all General Development Plan (GDP) approval conditions.
Certified Public Notice.
NRDC requests major changes to the commercial application under the guise of a "hardship.." The new plan consists of a building with 151,955 sq. ft. of retail space, 420-seat 26,536 sq. ft. movie theater, and now a 130,000 sq. ft. Wegman’s grocery, plus other free standing buildings.
Residents for Responsible Development.
We believe responsible development is key to the long term health of Middletown and its citizens Quality of Life.
Village 35, as proposed, lacks respect for the natural environment, historical character of the community and the residents well-being, which is why we are opposed.
A proposal named Village 35 is currently being reviewed by the Middletown Planning Board.
It’s 118 acres, a Retail and Residential application that is larger than the Monmouth Mall, with just RT 35 and local neighborhood roads to support it.
The plan, which we oppose, represents irresponsible overdevelopment that will have a direct negative impact on the Quality of Life throughout Middletown and surrounding areas.
Key issues are centered on the last expansive tract of "green space" on Rt 35, dense traffic, unsustainable retail, minimal buffers and inappropriate use of the site & its surrounding historic scenic roadways. Consequences of Village 35 are far reaching and irreversible.
Realistically we all know that something will eventually be developed here. The Village 35 proposal is not it.
LARGER THAN THE MONMOUTH MALL. 1/2 MILE FRONTAGE ON RT 35.
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Our Concerns are based in a harsh reality: Village 35 compromises our Quality of Life. We've retained a land use lawyer, traffic engineer, and drainage expert to challenge the application. It is time for the Middletown community to step up, to get the word out, and shoulder the expenses of defense.
WAKE UP, MIDDLETOWN!
Many residents are unaware of the Village 35 proposal. It's important the Developers & Planning Board know we are not going to sit idle and let the destruction of our community pass without a fight.
SPREAD THE WORD: know the issues, get social, share fact sheets to inform your neighbors, find info about buying lawn signs.
SPEAK OUT: find the contacts needed to write letters, call, and email. Let's get attention & make a lot of loud noise.