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1) Resident Contine to Fight Sharbell Housing Development at the Italian American Sportsmans Club - Update. Sept 3, 2011
Sharbell Land Development filed a plan to build 52 houses on 37.5 acres of land they acquired from the Italian American Sportsman’s Club on Kuser Rd across from Veterans Park. The applicant sought flood plain relief, a zoning variance, and preliminary and final approval of a major subdivision.
What’s Happening Now
The Trenton Times reported a statement by Tom Troy, VP of Sharbell, saying that all sampling is complete.
Other issues include the location of a stream and adjacent wetlands, water table levels and a proposed retention pond.
For more information contact Stan Jakoboski at firstname.lastname@example.org
2) 2000 Acres of Open Space Preserved
The largest open space and farmland protection deal in the state's history was announced April 18, 2011. The 3 square mile area is located in Mercer, Monmouth and Burlington Counties. It was formerly owned by Princeton Nursuries. 512 acres will become a wildlife management area. Another 500 acres will be added to the Monmouth and Mercer county park system, and 900 acres will be protected farmland. Total cost is $27.8 million.
The Flemmer family owned and operated Princeton Nursuries. Bill Flemmer said at the announcement ceremony that protecting the land was the only responsible thing to do. “Every shopping center, every intersection, every housing development built, it was somebody’s farm before that,” he said. “The beautiful thing is, this will still be a farm. After we’re long gone, it will still look like this.”
Of the 1,900 acres, 106 lie in Hamilton, where roughly 19 acres will be protected as a greenway bordering Crosswicks Creek, and another 87 acres sold as deed-restricted farmland.
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