Willie R. Jones, 34, pleaded guilty to second degree aggravated arson for the March 10, 2004 fire which caused $2.5 million worth of damages to the Douglas Infiniti car dealership on Franklin Place in Summit.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The 16-unit complex will be built on former Infiniti dealership site.
A nearly decade-old eyesore at 68 Franklin Place will be getting a makeover, thanks to Summit Planning Board's approval of a plan to build a condominium complex on the site of a former Infiniti car dealership. On Monday night, the board unanimously decided to considered the "preliminary and final major site plan approval with variances to construct a 16 unit building." The planning board gave the go-ahead to phase one in the development that would be built over the location of a former Infiniti dealership that burned to the ground nearly eight years ago. Board members discussed the process of the property demolition and corrected the wording in the project plan. The only major discussion arose around tree wells near the property. If there …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Several seniors were on hand to talk about the popular rec center pastime. Developers look to build condos on Franklin Place.
On Monday night, the Planning Board gave the green light to the construction of a roof over the bocce court behind 100 Morris Avenue. The recreation center court is a popular draw for Summit seniors who like to play the game that involves rolling a ball towards a target. The proposed 15-foot-tall by 80-foot-long wooden roof would keep the court clear of debris, and encourage regulars to use it well into winter, weather permitting. "This is going to open up a lot of opportunity for fund raising tournaments, now that we'll have a roof," said Eric McFerran, a bocce regular who plays at least three times a week. The Rosen Group helped design the roof with funding coming from the the City's Capital Improvement Fund and a matching grant from the…
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
One entrance for cars, LEED incentives highlight project.
Judy Mandelbaum, member of the Planning Board, detailed Monday night many of the elements of the Franklin Place ordinance expected to be voted on in April. The ordinance, which aims to drive redevelopment of the Infiniti Dealership on Franklin Place, does not include any rezoning of the North lot. The ordinance does rezone the dealership property to a multifamily-transit oriented development zone with a density range of 12-17 depending on a developers use of incentives built in to the ordinance. Extra dwelling units can be earned for things such as building underground parking (three additional uinits) or putting a green roof or solar panels on the roof of covered parking (one additional unit). Mandelbaum said the ordinance also includes …