Newtowners who’ve run 2 developers out of town in the last year object to a new plan for 300 rentals

Wilson and Ricciardi were referring to a request by New Jersey developer Sterling Properties to rezone 70 of the 100 acres in question on Hawleyville Road from light industrial to residential, in order to build a 14-building complex of one- and two-bedroom apartments with rents ranging from $2,300 to $2,900. Wayne Zuckerman, speaking for the development company his father founded 60 years ago which now owns and manages 7,000 rental units in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, told the Planning and Zoning Commission, “We feel this is an excellent site for multi-family in the town of Newtown.” The latest proposal to rezone the 70 of the 100 acres from light industrial to residential to allow the developer to build 300 apartments, which was supported by two speakers during last week’s public hearing, was panned by most residents. The commission continued the public hearing to its June 1 meeting.

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