A Bergen County borough that has fewer than 12,000 residents could become home to hundreds of additional people should a newly proposed complex come to fruition.
Plans calling for an “inclusionary housing development” with a total of 275 residential units and 449 parking spaces have been submitted to officials in Wallington.
Wallington Real Estate Investment Trust is looking to receive preliminary and final site plan approval in order to construct 227 “market rate” residential units and 48 “affordable” units at 380 Mount Pleasant Avenue, according to a notice of hearing.
“The project contains market rate rental units, affordable family rental units, senior affordable units, and alternative living units,” the notice says. “The property was rezoned by the Borough of Wallington as part of its affordable housing settlement and the number of units and the size and configuration of the buildings proposed in the application are permitted by the Borough’s ordinances.”
Sales records indicate that Wallington Real Estate Investment Trust, which had a listed address in Little Ferry, paid $3.4 million to acquire 380 Mount Pleasant Avenue in 2015.
The property in question is situated not far from a residential neighborhood and is adjacent to both the old Industrial Latex Corp. Superfund site and New Jersey Transit’s Wesmont train stop.
Wesmont Station dates back five and a half years, but since the immediate area on the Wallington side of the tracks is currently undeveloped, access to the platform is only allowed right now from the Wood-Ridge side. The part of Wood-Ridge near the station used to contain a Curtiss-Wright manufacturing facility but has seen significant residential development over the last decade.
The Wallington Planning Board is expected to hear the plans for 380 Mount Pleasant Avenue during its meeting today, Tuesday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Wallington Civic Center, which is located at 24 Union Boulevard.
Note to readers: The dates that applications are scheduled to be heard by the Wallington Planning Board and other commissions are subject to change.