from this Senator Tony Hwangs website.
"8-30g law has become an emotional issue for many communities because of the broad latitude it gives developers to build under the auspices of increasing affordable housing inventory. Developers can place dense, multi-family projects into single-family neighborhoods, or take land set aside for office buildings and make it into residential properties with set aside percentages far below median income housing. These sometimes controversial development projects often change the town’s character and disrupts neighborhoods."
Looking forward to next meeting. I encourage at the next public hearing there should be a serious discussion of the 8.30g option and the realities of what Main Street and Newtown could face at this site. By not working with the potential developers what this site could face. How well the Historic District question can sustain a challenge. Is there an option to trade land at FFH and the town to take control ot 19 Main Street in a fair trade deal as well. There needs to be continued talks to come to a solution. I personally feel this is an ideal location for residence, not rentals, either condominiums and or townhouses that have some age restrictions if needed. Maybe for seniors or our aging population who may want to downsize. Hope to see more residents there who resiide outside of the Borough since this impacts the entire town and its appeal.
Just want to point out how "Nicer in Newtown" isn't taken seriously by others when the tell a government council that it would be okay to build these apartments, but not near where they live. They want to push it off on someone else. Make it someone else's problem. "Nicer in Newtown" ? ...not so much.
This is my Aunt Anna (My dad's sister) that passed away one month ago today.
"After 1961, the post office changed locations and moved to South Main Street. Anna Maye became postmistress, serving for nearly 20 years until her retirement in March 1980. Mrs Maye died on October 12, 2019, at the age of 105."
RIP Aunt Anna
I never met this man at ALL, but after reading his Obituary , I wish I did. After reading what a great life he had, and a Super family, and I am sure he was close to God the way he acquired lasting friends. I definitely would like to meat Kevin in the Next Life. SO, to all the members of the Fitzgerald Family ,I want to give you all my deepest and yet ( this is not to hurt ANY one of you at all.) joyful condolence of such a Good person, I am truly sorry for your loss, of a good father, good husband, good uncle. Great Grandfather. Thank you Kevin for getting to know you a little, and a lot.