Clark Planning Board to Discuss New Town Center on Gypsum Property Thursday Night
The board will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 7 in Council Chambers above the police station.
The Clark Planning board will meet Thursday night to further dicuss a planning report that suggested the town should rezone the 28-acre former U.S. Gypsum paper manufacturing plant on Raritan Road to encourage a new commercial town center.
The board originally heard the proposal in February and will present it to the public in a meeting tentatively scheduled for March 19 in the Arthur L. Johnson auditorium.
The plan, prepared by Planner Kevin O'Brien of Shamrock Enterprises and Town Engineer Richard O'Connor, suggests a new "Limited Commercial Industrial" district for the Gypsum property (which is currently zoned for industrial use) and the ShopRite side of Central Avenue from Raritan Road to the Parkway circle.
The vision presented in the plan is for a new town center – an environmentally friendly commercial center with retail and office space in "a park like setting with tree-lined streets" and with "a central architectural focus such as a fountain, plaza, clock tower or landscaped boulevard."
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