Monday, February 27, 2017

Tonight: Meeting Downtown Subcommittee of the Lakewood Township Master Plan

Please be advised that the Downtown Subcommittee of the Lakewood
Township Master Plan Committee will be conducting meeting on February 27, 2017 at 6:00pm in the Auditorium of the Lakewood Township Municipal Building.
The Public is welcome to attend this meeting.

14 comments:

  1. Downtown is in need of redevelopment, BIG TIME!

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    1. no it's not. no one goes to downtown and no one cares about it. plenty of other places to shop.

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    2. Which is exactly why it needs to come to the 21st Century.

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  2. No reason our downtown is not a vibrant commercial district. It's time the township offices moved to a new campus, and give some breathing room for the downtown to grow.

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    1. You must work for Cedarbridge. . The township plans on building a new municipal building in Cedarbridge park..

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    2. No I don't work for cedar bridge,the township has been talking for years about moving out, but they are too busy being generous with township land that they have nowhere left to go. Of course leasing space from cedar bridge would be a win-win situation for everyone, right? At least for everyone who has a hand in the cookie jar.

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    3. Please Read this and then talk.

      http://www.mainstreet.org/?referrer=https://www.google.com/

      A vibrant downtown, if it exists in a town, is an asset that no respectable town throws away. Many towns have spent millions to turn their downtowns into a shopping hub for tourists and residents.
      For daily shopping needs such as groceries or your daily need for enemas you may not want to shop in a downtown atmosphere. But for the type of shopping that requires strolling or dining, a downtown is the perfect atmosphere if it is maintained and promoted. A downtown is both an economic asset and gives a town a positive image. So please stop comparing the downtown to a strip mall that is needed for daily necessities that might not be a good fit for the downtown.

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    4. Yeah, that would basically be admitting their corruption. giving land away for free, then leasing it back from them.

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  3. The township building actually does belong in the downtown area.
    Look at all big sucesfull cities the municipal government is near the commercial area.
    Downtown isn't so vibrant yet that the township could cash in their property.
    It was a bad enough for the downtown area that they lost the post office and all their employees etc.

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  4. The downtown was consciously left to rot in older to make a need for multiple strip malls already built and more to come. 17 years ago when I started my efforts to make a shopper friendly downtown that would be an attraction for those visiting from out of town , I had no idea what Meir Lichtenstein and others had planned. Their intention then was to allow Irwin Leventer and other investors to rent out stores to seedy businesses that were fronts for illegal activities. Upstairs decrepit apartments were rented to the most undesirable of tenants , that conducted illegal business right where they live. Prostitutes and drug dealers were allowed to operate with little interference. The only people that now walk on Clifton Avenue are the residents of the mental homes in the area. Our committeemen left businesses that own their own buildings, have invested millions into the downtown, and pay exorbitant property taxes to fend for themselves amidst all the detritus.
    I only wish they had told me their plans to allow the downtown to become a slum to enrich themselves before I invested 17 years of money and work to build my businesses. Every day I say I have given up but I have a hard time throwing it all away.

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  5. Westgate is in need of redevelopment. Drive through, it looks like a slum!

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    1. it looks like westgate.

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  6. Where's west gate ? I always thought it was called the West Bank !

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  7. Turn Clifton Ave into a pedestrian mall.

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