The Planning Board on Tuesday night voted 7-1 to deny minor site plan approval for a smokeshop on East Milton Avenue, claiming that it is not consistent with the Central Business District’s (CBD) redevelopment plan or the city’s master plan.
A $760,000 budget for the expanded Special Improvement District (SID) would be almost six times larger than current budget, with almost half of it focused on a microloan program, marketing and capital improvements.
The Planning Board is scheduled to continue a hearing Tuesday night for an application seeking to bring a smoke shop to a retail space adjacent to the train station.
An application for a 58-unit affordable housing complex geared toward people who work in the arts and entertainment field is scheduled to come before the Planning Board on Tuesday.
Carriage City Plaza, the downtown high-rise that is among the city’s most prominent symbols of redevelopment, could change hands later this year.
City Council approved a 2015 municipal budget that was largely unchanged from the one presented last month by the administration, carrying with it an average $120 tax increase.
The Rahway Arts District (RAD) did not follow public contract laws when it awarded contracts related to the opening of the Hamilton Stage for Performing Arts, according to the Office of the State Comptroller (OSC). The office also cited the RAD for lack of adequate internal controls “and basic standards for entities handling public funds.”
On the same night that representatives passed a city budget that will bring an average $120 tax increase, City Council unanimously approved a new salary ordinance Monday night that more than triples the mayor’s annual pay.