‘Deeply Concerned’ About the Impact of Warren’s Housing Settlement

We are deeply concerned about the impact of Warren Township’s affordable housing settlement on Berkeley Heights residents. This settlement means 192 housing units will be constructed on a strip of Emerson Lane that belongs to Warren, while the rest of the neighborhood belongs to Berkeley Heights. An additional 176 housing units will be built on the other side of Hillcrest Avenue from the entrance to Emerson Lane. Plus, there is proposed development on nearby Bonnie Burn Road, as well.

This will have a very negative impact on Berkeley Heights residents who live on or near Emerson Lane, leading to greatly increased traffic as well as additional wear and tear on our roads.

“We are deeply concerned about the impact of Warren Township’s affordable housing settlement on Berkeley Heights residents. This settlement means 192 housing units will be constructed on a strip of Emerson Lane that belongs to Warren, while the rest of the neighborhood belongs to Berkeley Heights. This will have a negative impact on Berkeley Heights residents who live on or near Emerson Lane, leading to greatly increased traffic as well as additional wear and tear on the roads.

This news only further serves to emphasize the urgency of developing a clear plan of action to address the challenges posed by having nearly 1,000 housing units added to our town in the next 2-3 years, including its impact on traffic and infrastructure. This plan should already be in place but none currently exists. We will work to create this plan if elected, while learning about and communicating news from neighboring towns that also affects us. We need to be proactive, not reactive, when it comes to responsibly managing the future of Berkeley Heights – and that’s Change We Can Agree On!

Click here to read the latest on the Warren affordable housing settlement.

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