Last Chance to Comment on Edison Redevelopment Before Final Council Vote
Council will meet Tuesday night to approve two final resolutions
Residents have one last chance to voice their opinions before the township council regarding the Edison redevelopment project.
The council is slated to meet at township hall at 7 p.m. to vote on two resolutions approving a modification agreement and an infrastructure construction agreement for the $125 million project to redevelop the 20-acre land surrounding the Thomas Edison factory building.
If approved, the project must then garner approval from the planning board before construction on Phase I can begin.
The first phase calls for 333 luxury apartment units for rent and 18,500 square feet of retail space in the Edison battery building. It will also include a 635-space parking garage and a Jitney service to both the Orange and South Orange New Jersey Transit train stations.
The council already passed a resolution and two ordinances including a $6.3 million bond ordinance for the project last month. Councilman Joe Krakoviak has consistently expressed concern over the project's "unknowns" and was the sole councilman to vote down the ordinances.
While the project has gained favor in the eyes of many residents and business owners, others have recently taken to the streets petitioning for a referendum on the bond ordinance.
For more information on tonight's township council meeting, see attached agenda. Check Patch tomorrow for the final vote by the council.