A decision could be made this week on whether an old industrial site near several highways in Lodi, suburban Bergen County, could be replaced with a residential development consisting of hundreds of units.
During a special meeting on Wednesday, November 3, the Lodi Planning Board is expected to hear a proposal that involves the former Gibraltar Plastics property at 199 Garibaldi Avenue, according to a public notice from administrative secretary Sharon Salvacion.
The developer, Meridia Lodi, LLC, is reportedly seeking to construct three buildings that would include a total of 550 residential units. Nearly 900 parking spaces and an unspecified amount of “retail components” would also be provided on the premises.
Located not far from routes 17, 46, and 80, this part of Lodi remains heavily industrial, though there are New Jersey Transit bus stops with service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal within walking distance.
The Lodl Planning board’s November 3 meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. at Borough Hall on Memorial Drive. The notice says that Meridia Lodi, LLC is vying for preliminary and final site plan approval and a “waiver of the payment of outstanding real estate taxes at this time.”
Note to readers: The dates that applications are scheduled to be heard by the Lodi Planning Board and other commissions are subject to change.