The battle over the Flemington Historic District, the Bank Building, and the Union Hotel (a 2016 10 Most Endangered Historic Place in NJ) wages on. In August, the Historic Sites Council issued a temporary denial of an encroachment application, asking for additional information related to structural integrity of the Bank Building, archaeological resources, and details as to how the size and scale of the surrounding buildings would affect the Bank Building. Preservation New Jersey issued a letter relaying its concerns and recommendations related to the development proposal on October 25th, and the Borough submitted supplemental information to the Historic Sites Council on November 3rd. In the meantime, the Friends of Historic Flemington continue to question the Borough’s motives, recently receiving a ruling in their favor regarding the Borough’s failure to comply with the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). The Borough also furthered its due diligence, with the Planning Board declaring the Redevelopment Plan consistent with the Master Plan on October 31st (report pending). However, with two incumbents losing seats on November 7th, the Council tabled the vote on the Courthouse Square Redevelopment Plan.
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