EDISON – The Planning Board was asked to look at four sites along Route 27 to determine whether these areas qualify as areas in need of reconstruction.
Properties include an acupuncture business at 2080 Route 27 next to an empty dining room at 2068 Route 27 across the street from Pines Manor; vacant residence at 2 Schuyler Dr. across the street from Festival Plaza; and an empty furniture store at 1810 Route 27 on the corner of Plainfield Avenue.
At a meeting on February 9, Edison City Council voted to approve a decree authorizing and instructing the Planning Council to conduct a preliminary investigation of the property.
Township prosecutor William Northgrave said the planner will conduct a study to find out if the property meets any of the eight criteria under state law on local remodeling and housing.
The site must meet one or more of the following criteria, which include hazardous, dilapidated or obsolete buildings and / or an abandoned building that must be designated in accordance with the law.
Reconstruction areas may include land, buildings or improvements that do not in themselves harm the health, safety or well-being of the population, but the inclusion of which is deemed necessary, with or without a change in their condition, for the effective reconstruction of their territory.
The Planning Council will then pass a resolution recommending the council consider or not consider real estate as areas in need of renovation, Northgrave said.