Milltown council paves way for South Main Street redevelopment

MILLTOWN – The Borough Council has authorised a rehabilitation plan for the South Foremost Avenue hall.

The plan’s focus is to encourage the revitalization of South Foremost Avenue and to increase a walkable, conventional, mixed-use downtown south of Washington Highway.

The rehabilitation space is an a few 2,000-foot stretch of South Foremost Avenue between Washington and Kuhlthau avenues. It’s made up of 54 parcels of land, with low-scale, residential and business buildings, 9 of that are vacant and some underutilized properties, together with the South Foremost Avenue Firehouse and the Golden Lion Inn.

A decision was authorised final fall designating the realm in want of rehabilitation. A number of standards had been met to determine the designation, together with the age of public sewer and water infrastructure and the age of residential buildings throughout the space.

The hall contains three alternative websites, in accordance with the plan: the South Foremost Avenue Firehouse Property which is owned by the borough, the previous Spirits of Milltown property, and a bunch of vacant properties within the south finish of the realm throughout from Kuhlthau Avenue owned by Heritage of Milltown.

The aim of the Heritage of Milltown District is to supply a possibility to develop a mixed-use anchor on the southern finish of the rehabilitation space, the plan says.

The properties throughout the district are in frequent possession and will be developed as a cohesive entity. The district is encumbered by environmental constraints that justify growing thepermitted top above the remainder of the hall as a part of a steadiness to cut back the general footprint of disturbance, in accordance with the plan.

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Permitted principal makes use of are residential models at the side of at the least 6,000 sq. ft of business or different publicly accessible non-residential use; co-working or conventional workplace house; eating places; leisure makes use of; and private companies and retail gross sales and companies, except in any other case prohibited.

The aim of the Firehouse District is to assist the adaptive reuse of the South Foremost Avenue Firehouse with a brand new business or community-focused use that can create exercise alongside South Foremost Avenue.

Permitted makes use of in that district are neighborhood heart; co-working house; eating places; leisure makes use of, micro-brewery/brewpub/micro-distillery; museum; skilled workplaces; and theater/efficiency house/artwork gallery/occasion house.

The aim of the Spirits of Milltown District is to allow an inclusionary multi-family growth in step with the borough’s reasonably priced housing quota, whereas encouraging a mixed-use venture to deliver business exercise to the South Foremost Avenue hall.

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The makes use of permitted are mixed-use buildings with a minimal of two,000 sq. ft of business house with residential models behind or above. As well as, business makes use of inside sure classes are permitted as standalone makes use of or as a part of a mixed-use growth. The classes are eating places; retail gross sales and repair and private companies, except in any other case prohibited; skilled workplaces, together with co-working house; micro-brewery/brew-pub/micro-distillery; neighborhood heart and theater/efficiency house/artwork gallery/occasion house.

The aim of the South Foremost Avenue District is to allow a wider and extra constant number of nonresidential makes use of than the prevailing zoning with related bulk necessities. Present residential makes use of alongside South Foremost Avenue are permitted to stay; nevertheless, new growth is required to be non-residential or mixed-use with a non-residential part alongside the South Foremost Avenue frontage.

Permitted principal makes use of are eating places; retail gross sales and repair and private companies, except in any other case prohibited; skilled workplaces, together with co-working house; micro-brewery/brewpub/micro-distillery; neighborhood heart; and theater/efficiency house/artwork gallery/occasion house.

All growth have to be authorised by the Planning Board.

E-mail: sloyer@gannettnj.com

Susan Loyer covers Middlesex County and extra for MyCentralJersey.com. To get limitless entry to her work, please subscribe or activate your digital account in the present day.

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