Monday, February 4, 2013
The hearing will take place at 10a.m. at the Union County courthouse.
There is a court hearing scheduled for today on site plan recommendations for the Birchwood Avenue property, today Feb. 4, at 10a.m. at the Union County courthouse. As previously reported on Patch, a final judgement on the matter will likely happen in March, according to township attorney Daniel J. McCarthy. The group Concerned Citizens of Cranford reports on their website that "new documents have been filed in the builder’s remedy this month" and that the Fair Share Housing Center has filed a motion in the case.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Concerned Citizens of Cranford post a map image of the Birchwood development's land and upstream flood zones.
Concerned Citizens of Cranford recently used a FEMA flood advisory map saying it shows that properties upstream from the contested Birchwood Avenue project are in flood zones. An image copied from the map, which is part of an interactive online mapping system used by FEMA, is available on CCC's tumblr website. As previously reported in Patch, the Special Hearing Officer Douglas Wolfson recommended that the road and areas near 215-235 Birchwood Avenue, where a planned 360-unit apartment complex is pegged to go up, should be elevated more than a foot above the advised flood zone. That area was affected when the waters rose following Hurricane Irene. In the CCC post, the group says Wolfon made his recommendations "without having any data on …
Monday, August 20, 2012
As the anniversary of Hurricane Irene nears, Cranford residents are urged to reach out to legislators and urging them to approve funding for flood control projects.
Monday, August 20, 2012
To the Editor: Cranford citizens now need to step up and become more active in their community's most significant concern. A year ago, Hurricane Irene brought significant damage to the communities in our area. More than 2,000 homes were impacted. The first floors of several hundred homes ruined. Over $75 million of property damage in the Rahway River Watershed. Some families are now just moving back into their homes in Cranford. Extreme weather patterns, overdevelopment, poor planning as it relates to management of stormwater has created a worsening situation. In Cranford, the senseless 360 unit Birchwood housing development litigation continues to occupy the township's focus with the court's failure to consider the ravages of the past …