Lawrenceville, NJ Real Estate News

By Jaimie OnullNeil, Mercer County NJ Real Estate
(Re/Max Tri County)
Lawrence Township Planning Board Gives Approval for Rosecliff Housing Development  On September 10, the Lawrence Township Planning Board unanimously approved the preliminary and final site plan for a 185-unit age-restricted housing development called Rosecliff. The neighborhood, which is for residents 62-and-above, is set to be built on the 29-acre parcel of land currently owned by the Trenton Catholic Diocese on the corner of Route 206 and Franklin Corner Road. The development will be comprised of 42 single-family homes and 143 apartments, 95 of which will be one-bedroom units and the rest 48 two-bedroom units. Rosecliff will be part of a planned continuing care retirement community (CCRC) that would be operated by Rosecliff Living Inc. and Morris Hall/St. Lawrence Inc. As part of the ...
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By Jaimie OnullNeil, Mercer County NJ Real Estate
(Re/Max Tri County)
Warning! Lawrence Township Continues Strict Enforcement of Sign Ordinance  Lawrence Township means business when it comes to enforcement of its sign ordinance-that's what Lawrence officials have told us. Several MCAR members have called our headquarters lately with questions and complaints about the ordinance. To help make compliance a bit easier, the following is a brief overview of the ordinance as it applies to realty signs. According to the Lawrence Township Land Use Sign Ordinance, no signs other than traffic or similar official governmental signs can be placed in public right-of- ways of streets and side walks. This means that all signs-including realty signs-must be placed at least 10 feet from the curb on the property. Any signs that are placed closer to the curb and/or in publi...
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By Desiree Daniels
(RE/MAX Tri County)
  Lawrence Township Council Passes Zip Code Resolution  Lawrence Township Council recently sent a formal request to the U.S. Postal Service to designate the ZIP code of 08648 as Lawrence Township and to drop Trenton as an alternative mailing address for that designation. The Council unanimously approved the resolution of support in mid-July, and is now awaiting the final decision from the U.S. Postal Service.Lawrence Township residents receive mail addressed to them as Trenton, Lawrenceville or Princeton, depending on where they live. Trenton and Lawrenceville mailing addresses are reserved for the southern and central parts of town, while the northern part uses the Princeton mailing address. Contact Desiree Daniels, ABR, Realtor, Licensed in New Jersey (609) 448-2222 or (609) 587-9300 ...
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By Jaimie OnullNeil, Mercer County NJ Real Estate
(Re/Max Tri County)
 Council has given final approval to an amendment to the township's Land Use Ordinance, paving the way for a major expansion of the Quaker Bridge Mall.    Township Council has taken the next step toward allowing for a major expansion of the Quaker Bridge Mall by giving final approval to an amendment to the township's Land Use Ordinance.   The council adopted the amendment to the LUO Tuesday night. The amendment increases the floor area ratio in the Regional Commercial (RC) zone and also calls for developers to submit a "sustainable design assessment" in conjunction with a site plan application. The mall is located in the RC zone.   Meanwhile, attorney Jonathan Epstein said his client - Indiana-based Simon Property Group, which owns the mall - expects to submit a site plan application "s...
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By Jaimie OnullNeil, Mercer County NJ Real Estate
(Re/Max Tri County)
Lawrence Township Preserves 45 Acres for Open Space  Last month, Lawrence Township purchased two parcels of land, totaling 45 acres, for open space preservation. The 43-acre Loveless tract and the adjacent 2-acre Hvasta property, both located on Eggerts Crossing Road, bring the total amount of preserved land in Lawrence Township to 3,300 acres or 25 percent of the Township for additional information on any of your real estate needs please call me at (609) 448-2222 or visit us on the web at www.TriCountyHomes4Sale.com
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By Jaimie OnullNeil, Mercer County NJ Real Estate
(Re/Max Tri County)
  Lawrence Township Introduces Tougher Rental-Unit Regulations  On May 1, Lawrence Township Committee introduced a series of ordinances aimed at preventing overcrowding issues and rental-unit code violations by imposing stricter regulations on rental units in one and two-family houses. Under the new rules, all rentals would require an annual registration fee of $30 per rental unit. A license would be issued after the fee is paid. In addition, the regulations call for an annual inspection, or whenever there is a change in tenants. The fee to inspect each rental unit is $75. The one and two-family properties would be inspected by the township, but the owners of rental apartment complexes may submit a sworn statement instead of an on-site inspection at the discretion of the township fire o...
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By T. Christopher Hill
(RE/MAX TRICOUNTY)
  A few weeks back I ran a post about the use of the word "McMansion" and how it was not a word I had ever heard a Real Estate Professional use in their daily business.Its mostly a negative term. Now one of our local municipalities is using this made up word to restrict the rights of property owners who wish to expand and improve THEIR OWN HOME !! This is wrongful use of unnecessary laws that infringe on one of our most basic rights to own and improve our property. Below is a reprint on the basics of this new ordinance as reportes by our Mercer County Association of Realtors.Lawrence Township Passes Ordinance Aimed at Limiting McMansions  On Tuesday, March 6, the Lawrence Township Council passed an ordinance limiting the size of new homes and additions to existing houses. The goal of th...
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By Desiree Daniels
(RE/MAX Tri County)
Lawrence Township Passes Ordinance Aimed at Limiting McMansions  On Tuesday, March 6, the Lawrence Township Council passed an ordinance limiting the size of new homes and additions to existing houses. The goal of the ordinance is to prevent the building or renovating of homes that overwhelm the neighborhood in size-an issue that has become of great concern in many older communities in Mercer County.Under the new formula, newer homes cannot contain more than twice the average living space of existing homes in the neighborhood. The rule specifically targets vacant lots in three residential zoning districts south of Route 95, including R3, R4, and R5. New houses built in these districts, for example, would reach a maximum size of approximately 3,000 square feet. In addition, the ordinance ...
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By Desiree Daniels
(RE/MAX Tri County)
 Some Lawrence Residents Could Face Hefty Water Rate Hike  Customers of the Lawrenceville Water Co. may pay nearly 50 percent more for water if the water company's request for a 47.9 percent rate increase is approved by the state Board of Public Utilities (BPU). If the rate is approved, the average residential customer who uses 18,000 gallons of water per quarter would see the quarterly bill rise from $80.15 to $118.56.The water company filed a request for the rate increase with the BPU January 31, 2006, claiming it needs to raise the rates to cover increased costs and pay for several proposed projects. The BPU has until October 7, 2007 to decide on the rate request. The last water rate increase was granted in 1998.The Lawrenceville Water Co. serves 2,640 customers. Its territory is bou...
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By T. Christopher Hill
(RE/MAX TRICOUNTY)
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