From the Express Times:
The planning board will hear tonight from a Monmouth County developer who wants to build 150 age-restricted condominiums near the intersection of town’s two busiest highways.
B.A.S. Development’s plan would create three three-story buildings on Mountain Avenue near Route 57. Town council in November granted the company’s request to allow age-restricted housing on the 12-acre commercially zoned site.
The complex would be the second age-restricted development in this part of town. The planning board last year gave approval for a Sussex County developer to build 124 age-restricted apartments nearby on Route 57.
Many municipal officials prefer age-restricted housing because it does not add to public education costs and older residents drive less, Mayor Michael Lavery said. He does not sit on the planning board.
“If commercial hasn’t gone there in 20 years, maybe it’s time to look at something else. Age-restricted housing is the use du jour,” he said.