This is shaping up as an important week for M Station, the massive office/retail/roundabout redevelopment pitched for the Midtown Shopping Center strip mall at Morris and Spring streets.
On Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, the Morristown Planning Board will determine if the project conforms with the town zoning master plan. Game time: 7 pm, town hall.
If the project passes muster, it returns to the Morristown Council the next night, Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 pm for a second vote.
Preliminary council approval came on Sept. 25. If you missed that marathon meeting, here is the video:
VIDEO 1: Overview by town planner Phil Abramson.
VIDEO 2: Traffic Engineer Bryan Prosko discusses the proposed roundabout and traffic projections.
VIDEO 3: Council members pose questions. Redevelopment Counsel John Inglesino explains the approval process.
VIDEO 4: More council questions.
VIDEO 5: Public comments. Gary Thomas. Katrina Ferguson (green design?). Bierce Riley (British roundabouts get snarled).
VIDEO 6: More public comments. Lindsey Halloran (“This is not Hoboken!”). Stephen Zaklukiewicz (“Is the town planner an agent of the developer?”). Councilman Bob Iannaccone and town counsel John Inglesino defend the planner.
VIDEO 7: More public comments. Marge Brady (neighborhoods should be priority). Andrea Lekberg (M Station will boost small businesses). Rebecca Feldman (walkability should be priority). Douglas Greenberger (project will unite all sides of town). Jon Lin (developer has not approached him about relocating Macho Nacho). Oliver Starnes.
VIDEO 8: Council votes 6-0 to introduce amendments to 2008 redevelopment plan. Councilwoman Hiliari Davis is absent.