Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Large westgate style development coming to 14th street area

There is no safe place anymore, if developers have their way a new large development will be built on one of the last quiet areas of town. Local residents are outraged, as the area is known to be one of the quietest areas of Lakewood. Nestled among quiet blocks on the Northern shore the lake Carasaljo and GCU it is not zoned for even duplexes! Developers have quietly purchased properties along 14th street adjacent to the college and are in talks with university officials to buy large swaths of land from Forest Avenue stretching along 14th street to Case rd. They plan to parcel off these lots and put up a 500 unit rental development. The eastern entrance will be off Forest Avenue on one side and will come out on Case rd from the other side. Plans are to open up the dead ends along fourteenth street and make them through streets connecting to the proposed development. Some Lakewood residents feel the density in town should be spread equally and not only designated for the south side at Oak street.  As one resident put it "Its time the decision makers get a taste of what the rest of Lakewood goes through on a daily basis".
In response to the proposed application area residents plan to vigorously fight it, the area should remain untouchable to any zoning changes. Attorneys for the developer claim the plans are conforming and in line with the masterplan and will bring much needed affordable housing to Lakewood.
HT:  :)

23 comments:

  1. Love it. Destroy 14th street area.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Open it to Carry by forest

    ReplyDelete
  3. I heard a certain committeeman who lives in the 14th street area and works for all of the developers is doing this as his last backstab and then is moving out of Lakewood. Good Riddance!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Is this like the article about Trump visiting Kikar Shabbos, there is no way I see this happening. 14th St. residents wouldn't even allow GCU to open one through street.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I think they should open up the dead end of Carey street (Cary and forest)I'm sure AK would love that idea.!

    ReplyDelete
  6. They killed south Lakewood, after oak street corridor is opened will turn from nightmare to worse.
    Maybe if they would have done this 14th street project a while back and tasted a little of the pain, we could've saved a lot of hearth ache in South Lakewood.

    ReplyDelete
  7. There is no way this will happen. People on 14th street would hire the top lawyers and PI's, the corruption would be exposed, and they would go down in flames.

    ReplyDelete
  8. http://firstamendmentactivist.blogspot.com/2017/03/oak-street-corridor-developers-stolen.html?m=1

    ReplyDelete
  9. Does no one realize this is a joke? HAPPY purim

    ReplyDelete
  10. There is a deed restriction by Georgian Court College "only single family homes" in that area.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Harold HerskowitzMarch 8, 2017 at 11:20 AM

    A frelichen purim

    But as far as planning . Its not a bad proposal . Somewhere there is somebody getting an idea

    ReplyDelete
  12. Happy Purim, great joke, would laugh even more if not for the fact that this is the reality of south Lakewood.
    Thanks to all those who helped make this happen.

    ReplyDelete
  13. The Rumor is that this piece of land was offered to Rabbi Ahron kotler Zatsal in the early 1940's and he refused that offer.

    I guess the developers today no better, or perhaps BMG rezoned that property so it is now ok even with R Ahron....

    ReplyDelete
  14. Georgian Court University said when contemplating opening carey st to forest ave, they aren't concerned about AK, he'll let them do anything they want, shain is our concern.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I thought the idea was to drain the (swamp)lake and put up townhouses. Or maybe build a bridge north south over the lake to extend Sunset to give another north/south main road to help people get to BMG from south side of town

    ReplyDelete
  16. its an excellent idea.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Haha you got me, Good joke a frelichen purim.

    ReplyDelete
  18. It had better be a Purim joke!

    ReplyDelete
  19. The day Georgian Court gives up an inch of their property...

    ReplyDelete
  20. bet it wont be affordable

    ReplyDelete
  21. Now that we know the Menorah is not located in the Vatican.
    It must be in its affiliate the Georgian Court University or in its underground basements. This property must be prime real estate. Is it up for bids?

    ReplyDelete
  22. Yes its a purim joke everyone calm down.

    ReplyDelete
  23. As always there is two sets of rules vaad members township commiteemen planing and zoning board members live in the non density parts of Lakewood. They will never allow zone changes for their neighborhoods. The rest of us have to suffer.

    ReplyDelete