Meetings On 2 Housing Developments This Week


Share post:

- Advertisement -spot_img
How the proposed Grove Avenue development would change the look of that street. (Montage courtesy of Liam Holland).

There will be meetings on two key housing developments in Verona this week.

UPDATE: the Cameco meeting for Wednesday has been postponed. On Wednesday, March 11, the redeveloper of the Cameco property, PIRHL, LLC, will present its concept plan for the affordable housing project to the public. This is the former food factory property that Verona’s municipal government bought in December 2018 and the plan is to redevelop it into 100% affordable housing to help satisfy the affordable housing requirements that courts have place on Verona and all New Jersey towns. “Affordable” housing means a dwelling that could be purchased or rented by someone with a moderate income, roughly $47,000 to $75,000 a year in our area. It is not the same as Section 8 housing, which is government-subsidized housing for very low-income people.

The Cameco-PIRHL meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the Town Council chambers in Town Hall at 600 Bloomfield Avenue.

- Advertisement -

The other meeting is a Board of Adjustment hearing on Thursday at 8 p.m. The developers of this project, who are not parties in any of Verona’s existing affordable housing settlements, are looking to demolish two houses that are more than 100 years old and build a four-story building with 40 apartments and 52 parking spaces. The site is on the east side of Grove Avenue just past Verona Animal Hospital. But the developers, who first brought their project to zoning authorities last year, need 14 variances to carry it out, several of which are major variances.

The Board of Adjustment meets in the ballroom of the Verona Community Center. This meeting and the PIRHL presentation are both free and open to the public.

The Cameco redevelopment area is in the foreground of the area outlined in green.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
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 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]


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Related articles

DeCamp To End Commuter Bus To NYC

If you've been commuting to New York City on DeCamp Bus Lines, you'll need to find another option:...

Harry R. Najimian, 73

Harry R. Najimian, age 73, of Orrville, Ohio, formerly of Verona, died Thursday, March 16, 2023, at Accord...

Real Estate: 2 New Listings, 1 Open House, 2 Price Changes

This weekend's Verona real estate listings include a large condo and a large single-family home. There's only one...

Troop 2 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser Saturday

Join Verona BSA Troop 2 for an all-you-can-eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 18, from 8 a.m. to...
error: Content is protected !!