Friday, August 31, 2012
Dunnell Road construction eliminates spaces near train station.
Maplewood residents might want to budget a few extra minutes into their morning commutes. Construction on the former police station building at 125 Dunnell Road has meant the elimination of roughly 20-25 commuter permit parking spots in the lot next to the former station. "Those are gone forever," said Thomas Malavasi, township engineer. "It will push people out further" from the station for parking, he said. In addition, roughly a dozen street spaces in front of the former station are unavailable during construction, which Malavasi said would last around a year. The township had anticipated the loss of the lot, Municipal Lot #3, which is now owned by the site's developer, J.G. Petrucci Co. The township announced the lot's closing …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Did you miss this week's headlines? Here is a recap of the top stories in Maplewood.
Every Child Deserves a Community Like Maplewood "Orphan Doctor" Jane Aronson reflected on how the town came together to support the family of Kohl Angelo, and contrasted it to the plight of orphans in many parts of the world. Township Breaks Ground at Old Police Station A long awaited groundbreaking took place for a new apartment building on the site of the former Maplewood police headquarters. Redevelopment is Hot Topic at Township Committee Meeting Officials discussed what might happen to the current Post Office site, and provided updates on redevelopment projects throughout the township. Township Takes Steps to Combat Trash, Prevent Rodents New ordinances address Maplewood's litter and garbage issues; plus an update on rat …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
New apartment building will be built on the site where the former Maplewood police headquarters once stood.
After nearly a decade of discussion, planning, controversy and false starts, township officials on Tuesday broke ground for the new apartment building that will rise on the site of the former Maplewood Police Station at 125 Dunnell Road. “Ecstatic,” said Mayor Vic DeLuca when asked how he felt about the event. Township Committeeman Jerry Ryan said, “I’m thrilled this day is finally here.” The new project, called “The Station House,” is a 50-unit, LEED-certified apartment complex with a mix of one- and two-bedroom rentals (46 units at market rate and four affordable housing units), as well as 60 on-site parking spaces. The building will be four stories high, with ground floor parking and three residential stories above. In June of 2011…
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
The Committee will vote on a resolution to authorize the sale of the old police headquarters.
Update 6/19, 4:15 p.m.: according to an email from Jerry Ryan, due to technical issues tonight's meeting will be at Town Hall, NOT the police station. The Maplewood Township Committee meets Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Maplewood Police Station. (Note the location change from Town Hall; summer meetings will be held at the Maplewood Police Station at 1618 Springfield Avenue). The preliminary agenda is here and is also attached as a PDF to this article. Here are a peek at some of what is on the agenda. For more information, visit the township's website.