Plans to redevelop the Honeywell site in Morris Township with 235 townhomes and 900,000 square feet of office space cleared a key hurdle on Thursday, with the planning board’s approval of a general development plan, reports the Morris News Bee.
The Rockefeller Group Development Corp. now can submit a site plan to the board.
The developers asked for 20 years but were given 12 years to complete the project, the newspaper reported.
Twenty-four units–10 percent of the total residential properties– are scheduled for designation as affordable housing.
Community opposition to another set of redevelopment plans prompted Honeywell’s decision last year to leave the Township, where it has been a fixture for decades.
The Township’s largest employer announced it would move its headquarters and 1,000 jobs to Morris Plains by 2015. But the company plans to maintain a presence on the 147-acre Township tract on Columbia Road.