Thursday, August 03, 2006

2000 Waterfront Homes for Sayreville

From the Star Ledger:

Sayreville may allow waterfront housing

In its plans to redevelop the former National Lead site in Sayreville, LNR Property Corp. proposed building 2,000 housing units.

But the borough's waterfront redevelopment plan did not envision housing on the 400-acre site along the Raritan River.

That, however, may soon change.

The Sayreville Planning Board voted unanimously last month to support an official amendment of the borough's waterfront redevelopment plan that would allow residential and other previously excluded land uses on the former National Lead site.

The proposed amendment would allow LNR to build age-targeted residential units; research and development facilities; a minor league ballpark and other sports or entertainment venues; child-care facilities; and structured parking space.
Planning board member and board of education president Michael Macagnone said he met with LNR before the meeting and is satisfied that the school system will not suffer.

"These are $1 million condos," he said of the proposed units. "People who buy these won't send their kids to public school."
The site, which sits west of the Garden State Parkway along the Raritan River, was used by National Lead as a paint-making facility for roughly 20 years. Last year, the borough claimed owner ship of the land, parts of which are contaminated by radioactive titanium ore and spilled sulfuric acid.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suppose it is near Bon Jovi's childhood house? Would explain alot!

8/03/2006 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great idea: child care on a contaminated site of a former LEAD factoy. Sign me up.

8/03/2006 07:06:00 AM  
Blogger thatbigwindow said...

No different than people who live in those new condos and townhouses along the Hudson in Edgewater and West New York.

That was all built on contaminated land

8/03/2006 07:14:00 AM  
Blogger skep-tic said...

$1 million condos on a toxic waste dump? Hilarious!

8/03/2006 08:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I live in Sayreville and the traffic right now is a nightmare during rush hour. The town in it's current condition cannot handle the increase in traffic.

And I still can't believe how much developers are developing in Sayreville and other parts of NJ. Pretty soon there will be three homes or condos for every NJ resident.

8/03/2006 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, if I had a dollar for every time someone said, "but condo owners don't send their kids to school," I'd have enough money to buy my (pre-school-age) kids one of those Sayreville condos!


8/03/2006 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sayerville an other wonderful
new jersey town.

something to tell your friends about. UGH.

8/03/2006 12:04:00 PM  

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