Sunday, May 13, 2007
Wetland Woes off the Parkway
What do Paramus & Bloomfield have in common? Both have have active open space preservation groups currently holding off developers applications to the DEP.
The save Paramus Wetlands website is a bit newer than Bloomfield's Third Riverbank site, but no less dedicated. They also face a deep pockets developer(aren't they all?) with the resources to keep resubmitting rejected applications to develop a 35 acre site along Soldier Hill Brook. Unlike the BTRA, however, they even have the Mayor on their side.
Here's a deja vu excerpt from the Paramus folks:
It appears as if the developer is resubmitting as their first application, dated 1/24/2007, was rejected. The NJ DEP informed Maser Consulting of the rejection via a letter dated 2/14/2007. Maser replied in a letter ...claiming that they would address all of the items/deficiencies and resubmit within 30 days. Although nearly 73 days have passed the LURP will be asked to review yet another application pertaining to this property. They have also requested a "hardship waiver".
Bloomfield's day of reckoning is at Tuesday night's planning board meeting at Town Hall.