Special Meeting On Bloomfield Ave. Development

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Since June, the Verona Board of Adjustment has heard hours of testimony on a proposed commercial and residential development at 176 and 200 Bloomfield Avenue. The matter could come to a head at a special board meeting on Tuesday, November 27.

Testimony that should have been given at the board’s November 8 meeting was deferred after witnesses for the developer, Sparta-based DMH2, were unable to attend because of hurricane-related issues.

The project, which would replace two steeply wooded lots across from Everett Field with 7,000 feet of commercial space and 14 two-bedroom rentals, has drawn sharp opposition from homeowners on nearby streets. According to testimony by witnesses for DMH2, the company will need as many as 90 days of blasting to clear the site and level it for construction.

The special meeting will be held in the ballroom of the Verona Community Center at 7:30 p.m. It is open to the public.

The original site plan for the proposed development.

 

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].

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