Pompton Lakes Redevelopment Agency Discusses Projects Including Pompton Plaza Revamp and Senior Housing on Ringwood Avenue

In a recent Pompton Lakes Redevelopment Agency meeting, attention was given to the proposed redevelopment projects that stand to reshape key areas of the town. The meeting featured a review of a revised design for Pompton Plaza, addressing earlier concerns over its scale, and a discussion regarding a new senior housing development on Ringwood Avenue, which is considered time-sensitive and critical to the town’s needs.

The Pompton Plaza project presented by its sponsors and design architect captured the spotlight with a revised design plan. The original proposal faced criticism for its bulkiness, prompting a re-evaluation. The new design now includes a reduction in the number of residential units from 380 to 210 and a decrease in building height. The revised concept focuses on maintaining existing commercial spaces and introducing a street-level plaza that would cater to public events, complete with additional parking and seating areas. The sponsors articulated their commitment to creating a redevelopment project tailored to Pompton Plaza that would not only preserve the existing commercial space but also add unique value to the town. Despite the challenges associated with reducing the project’s height and maintaining the commercial footprint, the sponsors underscored their dedication to the community.

The discussion then moved to the potential development of a senior housing project on Ringwood Avenue. This 65-unit building is anticipated to address the town’s affordable housing needs without requiring any variances from the existing Redevelopment plan. The urgency of the project was highlighted, with the site already cleared and a need for expedited funding. The County Affordable Housing Corporation’s attorney advocated for private treatment in the planning board review and expressed a desire for terms favoring Pompton Lakes residents and veterans to be included in the financial agreement. The project is poised to contribute to the town’s obligation to provide affordable housing and could align with future legislation aimed at benefiting the community.

The Agency also deliberated on the relocation of a salt dome and the construction of a new facility on Route 23. Emphasized as a critical improvement for the town, this project also aligns with the Redevelopment plan and is seeking swift funding and execution. There was a discussion about the treatment of the project in the planning board review and the potential inclusion of terms in the financial agreement that would benefit local residents and veterans. The tax impact and the application of a pilot agreement were also points of contention.

Furthermore, the meeting addressed the intricacies of planning and design for these projects, including parking logistics and pedestrian access. For the senior housing project, there was a debate over the number of parking spaces needed for the 65 units, with the code requirement being scrutinized. The proposed automated parking system for Pompton Plaza raised questions about public access and its influence on traffic flow. Additionally, pedestrian access to the senior housing site was discussed, with some uncertainty regarding sidewalk infrastructure.

During the public discussion, a resident from Sussex County inquired about the application process for senior or affordable housing in Pompton Lakes. The meeting concluded with routine administrative matters and a motion to adjourn.

Note: This meeting summary was generated by AI, which can occasionally misspell names, misattribute actions, and state inaccuracies. This summary is intended to be a starting point and you should review the meeting record linked above before acting on anything you read. If we got something wrong, let us know. We’re working every day to improve our process in pursuit of universal local government transparency.
Michael Serra
Redevelopment Agency Officials:
Andrew Silverstein, Tom Quigley, Abby Novak, Ken Ross, Dean Cioppa, James Kimberlin, Erik DeLine, Carmelina Fusaro (Assistant Secretary)

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