Pinebrook Crossing housing development hearing cancelled

MANALAPAN – Members of the Manalapan Planning Board did not hear testimony regarding a proposed residential development during their Dec. 10 meeting.

According to a legal notice published by attorney Salvatore Alfieri, of the firm Cleary Giacobbe Alfieri Jacobs LLC, Matawan, Pinebrook Crossing is being proposed by K. Hovnanian at Manalapan V., LLC.

The legal notice indicated the Pinebrook Crossing application would be presented to the board and to members of the public on Dec. 10.

However, when the meeting began, the board’s attorney, Ron Cucchiaro, said he had received a request from the applicant’s attorney asking that the evening’s presentation be postponed. Cucchiaro said the applicant is revising its plans for Pinebrook Crossing.

The application was carried to the board’s Jan. 14 meeting, which will be conducted in a virtual manner due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Instructions on how to attend and participate in the meeting will be posted on the township’s website prior to Jan. 14.

The property where K. Hovnanian proposes to construct Pinebrook Crossing is on Wilson Avenue and Sobechko Road in Manalapan’s Affordable Housing Overlay zone.

According to the initial legal notice, the applicant was planning to seek preliminary and final major subdivision and site plan approval to consolidate existing lots and to subdivide the consolidated lots for the purposes of constructing 175 market rate townhouses and 75 affordable housing condominium units.

The nature of the revisions that are being made to the Pinebrook Crossing plans was not noted during the board’s Dec. 10 meeting.