On December 14, approximately 40 people gathered at White Whale Bookstore to learn about a new hotel being proposed for 4520 Penn Avenue, currently the site of a doctor’s office and parking lots. The proposed hotel is 4-stories with approximately 115 rooms, 60 parking spaces, and a small retail storefront. Access to the parking garage would be off of Comrie Way below the hotel.
The development team provided the community with a short presentation,
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After discussion and input from the community, BDC will be hanging new holiday lighting at the Bloomfield Bridge sign island. This display will keep the spirit of the holidays alive in Bloomfield, yet will be more affordable to maintain year after year. Installation of the decorations will take place on or around November 21.
Our holiday light fundraising efforts raised $2,562.27, all of which will be used to purchase and install lighting at the sign island.
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See presentation and meeting notes.
The development team included the property owner, architect, traffic planner, and lawyers, who presented to a room of 40 residents, business, and commercial property owners. Plans for the site are to build two one-story buildings totaling 28,000 sq. ft. used as retail and restaurant space, with accessory surface parking of 59 spaces that would support 8-9 businesses/tenants. The plans focused attention on activating Liberty Avenue with buildings,
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UPDATE: See resolution of support from the BDC Board of Directors.
See presentation and meeting meeting notes.
On Thursday, November 10, Bloomfield Development Corporation, Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, Lawrenceville Corporation and Lawrenceville United jointly facilitated a community meeting on the brewpub proposed for 4568 Penn Avenue. The owner, Matt Hough, presented his proposal for an 8,000 sq ft brewpub,
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