Valley Street Study

Valley Street Redevelopment / Rehabilitation Study
Heyer, Gruel and Associates, Community Planning Consultants
The purpose of this report is to determine whether portions of the Township of South Orange Village shown on Map 1, the Valley Street Study Area- Aerial Photo, referred to herein as the Study Area, qualify as an area in need of redevelopment and/or rehabilitation per the criteria of the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law (the “LRHL”).

The Village Board of Trustees in Resolution dated 10/25/04 (Resolution No. 268-04) contained in Appendix A, requested that the Planning Board “undertake an investigation whether the properties on both the west and east sides of Valley Street and Village Plaza from South Orange Avenue to Hixon Place, along with other properties, specifically shown on the attached maps, are in need of redevelopment and/or rehabilitation.”

Said resolution authorized the Planning Board to engage the Village Planner to assist the Planning Board in evaluating the area “in terms of the redevelopment and/or rehabilitation criteria as set forth in Sections 5 and 14 of the LRHL,” to assist the Planning Board in delineating the properties in the area as areas in need of redevelopment and/ or rehabilitation and to prepare a plan for the area if the Planning Board and Board of Trustees determine that the area is in need of redevelopment and/ or rehabilitation.