Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Mayor Raymond McCarthy says Bloomfield will experience the 'greatest amount of growth in its history' due to the many construction projects happening around town.
The 201st year of Bloomfield’s history will bring with it the revitalization of the downtown area, predicted Mayor Raymond McCarthy on Tuesday night. During the first council meeting of the year and his State of the Township address, the mayor applauded the township’s efforts in recent years to revive Bloomfield’s downtown. “In writing this speech,” said McCarthy, “I went back over the addresses I have given over the past few years, and find that the one thing that has been consistent in these addresses is the development of our downtown. “The hope that we had over the past 10 years of doing a new downtown has actually begun.” The mayor’s hopes focused on current development projects, which total more than $200 million in new …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Parking deck to be located in Glenwood Village, the heart of Bloomfield's downtown redevelopment project
The long awaited Glenwood Village will soon begin to take shape in Bloomfield, starting with the construction of a 468-spot parking garage for commuters, shoppers and residents. The deck, located across the street from the Bloomfield Avenue train station, is the first phase in the town's downtown redevelopment project. It will be located at the heart of Glenwood Village, a three-acre hub comprised of 50,000 sq. ft. of retail space, 10,000 sq. ft. of restaurant space and 224 apartments. "This is more than just a parking garage. It's more than just residential," said Mayor Raymond McCarthy Monday at a ceremonial groundbreaking. "It is truly the heart and soul of what Bloomfield is about." Glenwood Village was approved by the town's planning …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Bill Colgan of the Metro Real Estate Development Corporation discusses the lawsuit and what's ahead in the township's redevelopment.
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
NOTE: A PDF OF THE ORIGINAL COURT DOCUMENT IS ATTACHED TO THIS ARTICLE. TO READ, CLICK ON THE PDF ATTACHMENT (beside photo attachment.) Metro Real Estate Development Corporation Managing Partner Bill Colgan released the following statement on the decision of Essex County Judge Carolyn E. Wright to dismiss the lawsuit from affiliated entities of Cary Heller and allow construction to begin in Bloomfield’s downtown: With Judge Wright’s decision yesterday throwing out this lawsuit, we can now move forward with revitalizing Bloomfield’s downtown. I am confident that we will now begin to see major progress on construction of Glenwood Village following the Judge’s approval of the Planning Board’s site plan for downtown Bloomfield. In finding…
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Essex County Chapter Assails Property Seizure, Tax Expenditures.
Although it was previously rebuffed in Bloomfield, concerned residents from the township and neighboring Essex County municipalities voiced their displeasure about the prospect of future eminent domain cases at the monthly Essex County Tea Party Coalition meeting Tuesday night at the Town Pub. After years of failing in their attempts to revitalize the blighted Bloomfield Center, including a court ruling against eminent domain in July 2010, on May 19 the Bloomfield Planning Board approved the Glenwood Village redevelopment center that would bring in new apartments, restaurants and shops — or what Third Ward Town Council candidate Sue Ann Penna called “pack 'em and stack 'em housing.” For that reason, Penna, 46, and a lifelong resident of …