Monday, May 13, 2013
Project targets Route 9 tract just off I-195
The Zoning Board is scheduled to hear for a second meeting a pitch to build a four-story hotel on Route 9 near Northwoods Place. LIS Enterprises proposes to build a four-story, 109-room hotel with a 200-seat restaurant and a 400-seat conference and banquet facility just off the I-195 interchange at Exit 28, according to the board’s agenda. The pitch was first heard on Jan. 28 but time expired before the presentation was finished, the agenda says. The board is scheduled to meet at 7:30 p.m. at town hall, 4567 Route 9 North.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Traffic concerns raised at first meeting
At Monday's meeting of the Howell Zoning Board of Adjustment the table was set for what could be an extensive and contentious hearing for a hotel at the intersection of Route 9 and Northwoods Place. Applicant Leonard Solondz told board members he was not able to secure a major brand for a hotel on Route 9 until there was some assurance the application would be approved. "No one wants to engage until they know that the town is willing to accept a hotel use on this site," he said. "Past history on this site has given everyone a moment's pause." Zoning Board Chairman Stephen Stephen Meier said granting such an assurance was unlikely. "That's a hard thing for the board to overcome, considering approval of something that we don't really know …
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Plenty of ways to get to the new Municipal Building
Tonight at 7:30 the Howell Mayor and Council will hold its first meeting at the new Municipal Complex formerly known as the Global Building. If driving on Route 9 is not your preferred mode of transportation there are alternatives on local roads. Here are some courtesy of Google Maps and share your own routes in the comments section. From the North: If you are going to the meeting from the north particularly on the southbound side of Route 9 Jackson Mills Road is probably your best bet if you want to avoid the traffic. Take that road down until you make a left onto Hyson Road. From Hyson make a right on N. New Prospect Road before turning left on Bethel Church Road. Make the third left onto Friendship Road and a right onto New …
Friday, October 12, 2012
The victim was transported to Jersey Shore Medical Center for treatment.
Manalapan police were dispatched to the intersection of Route 9 North and Ryan Road on Friday shortly before 7:30 a.m for a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. Nina Tsuik, 61, of Manalapan, was found lying on the shoulder of Route 9 upon police arrival. Tsuik was medevaced to Jersey Shore Medical Center in Neptune for treatment of her injuries. Tsuik's condition is not currently known at this time, according to Manalapan Police Captain Michael Fountain. Manalapan man Luke Palumbo, 19, was the driver of the vehicle who struck Tsuik Friday morning. Police have not filed any charges against Palumbo because the cause of the accident has not yet been determined. The incident is currently under investigation by the Manalapan Police …
Friday, September 14, 2012
No word on what will be built in its place
For close to two decades what had been the Harris & Mallow Clock Factory at the intersection of Route 9 and Georgia Tavern Rd. has sat empty while time and drivers on the major roadway passed it by. On Thursday crews were on the site tearing the building down in a move that was hailed as a step in the right direction by the township's administration. "This is one of the administration's initiatives to clean up neighborhoods and clean up blighted areas," said Councilman Robert Nicastro. "We understand that it makes the community more attractive and marketable when there's less blight." Nicastro said the council and the administration worked closely with the building's owners to finally bring down the building. He said the original plan had…
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
In light of a recent fatal accident on Rt. 9 in Marlboro how do you think the road can become safer for pedestrians?
Two pedestrians were struck last week in Marlboro on Rt. 9, an accident that eventually turned fatal for one. One man, who succumbed to his injuries hours after the accident, and one woman, who is currently in intensive care, were struck by a van in front of the Marlboro Motor Lodge last Thursday night. Police have not yet released the identities of the victims. The driver was also transported to the hospital, condition unknown. Rt. 9 runs through multiple towns, including Freehold, and is full of shops and NJ Transit bus stops. At rush hour the road is also full of pedestrians crossing to park and ride stops from the bus. At night, pedestrians wearing dark clothing crossing the road are often difficult to see. Many use the crosswalk, but …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Safe Corridor grants aimed to help municipalities
Howell Township and several other towns along Route 9 were among 59 municipalities throughout the state to split close to $3 million dollars in grants from the New Jersey Department of Transportation. Five area towns including Freehold Borough, Freehold Township, Manalapan and Marlboro as well as Howell received grants totaling $255,788 in "Safe Corridor" grants. "Safety is the New Jersey Department of Transportation's top priority, and these grants support safety through local law enforcement and capital improvement projects," Commissioner James Simpson said. "The funding helps local governments achieve their objectives without burdening local property taxpayers." In a press release from the DOT, the Safe Corridor funding is "allocated …
Friday, June 29, 2012
A real estate study shows the Route 9 vacancy rate has stayed about the same since last year, but the rate is still less than other local highways.
The retail vacancy rate along the 35 miles of Route 9 is the lowest in Central Jersey, and has remained unchanged since last year. According to the R.J. Brunelli & Co. 23rd annual study of retail vacancy rates in the Central Jersey market, the retail vacancy rate along Central Jersey’s major shopping corridors—Route 1, Route 18 and Route 35—fell to 9.1 percent in April from 10.5 percent a year ago, and 9.8 percent in 2010. The Route 9 vacancy rate remained unchanged from 2011 at 7 percent. "The 35-mile Woodbridge-to-Lakewood corridor was again the healthiest of the four central New Jersey highways. Over the last 10 years, the highway’s vacancy factor ranged from a low of 7.6% in 2009," a news release said. Large new business along Route 9…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Eight miles of Route 9 will be resurfaced between May and September.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
An eight mile span of Route 9 in Howell and Freehold will be resurfaced this summer. The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced yesterday that the $6.2 million project will run in both directions from the vicinity of Alexander Avenue in Howell Township to just south of Route 79 in Freehold Township. Both directions will have a new surface course of asphalt pavement between mileposts 103.4 and 112.2 through Howell and Freehold. According to a press release issued by the NJDOT, Earle Asphalt Inc., NJDOT's contractor, is scheduled to start preliminary construction activities, including site mobilization and sign installation, this week. This work will require the shoulder to be closed in these areas. During the first stage…