Bloomfield’s Township Council approved an “area in need of redevelopment” designation which will permit the Township to move forward with redevelopment in the downtown area assuming the designation is not challenged in the courts. Potential plans to redevelop the area have described it as a transit hub with a mix of retail and residential uses. The designation comes on the heels of the Township settling extended litigation with a property owner over the acquisition of a key parcel in the downtown area. Challenges to the designation must be filed within 45 days under New Jersey law.
For more media coverage on this story, please read the following articles:
Baristanet.com: Bloomfield Redevelopment Advances — With Rancor
The Star-Ledger: Bloomfield mayor wants council to back redevelopment
The author wishes to acknowledge the assistance of Cory K. Kestner, Esq., of McKirdy & Riskin, PA, in the preparation of this article.
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