MILLSTONE — A special meeting of the Millstone Township Planning Board that was scheduled for the purpose of hearing testimony on an application that proposes the construction of a 170-unit residential development has been canceled for a second time.
A new date for the continuation of the Hexa Builders, LLC, public hearing has not been announced.
Hexa Builders is seeking preliminary and final major site plan approval to construct a residential development at 711 Perrineville Road, Millstone Township, near Route 571 and the border of East Windsor.
Details of the application have been heard by the board members and members of the public on March 9, May 11 and June 29. No decision regarding the application has been made by the board members. Attorney John Giunco represents Hexa Builders.
Following the presentation of testimony on June 29, the Hexa Builders application was carried to a special meeting scheduled for Aug 2. However, the Aug. 2 meeting was canceled at the request of the applicant.
Another special meeting at which testimony was expected to be presented was scheduled for Aug. 25. On Aug. 15, Millstone Township officials announced that the meeting was being canceled, once again at the request of the applicant.
No date for the continuation of the application has been announced.
During previous testimony, representatives of Hexa Builders have said the proposed development at 711 Perrineville Road will consist of 18 buildings on a 36-acre lot. There will be 122 townhouses constructed in 16 buildings and 48 condominiums constructed in two buildings.
The 122 townhouses will be sold at market rates and the 48 condominiums will be marketed for sale under New Jersey’s affordable housing guidelines, according to the applicant.
The proposed development was initially announced by municipal officials in 2019 as part of a plan to provide opportunities for the development of affordable housing in Millstone Township.
All of Millstone Township’s previously approved affordable housing projects contain only affordable housing units. Those developments are referred to as 100% affordable housing projects.
The project envisioned by Hexa Builders is the first development proposed in Millstone Township that would include a mix of market rate homes and affordable housing units. This type of development is referred to as an inclusionary project.
The property where Hexa Builders is proposing to construct the residential units is owned by Gerald Baldachino, who presented township officials with the initial plan to develop the parcel on Perrineville Road.
During the previous public hearings, some Planning Board members have criticized what they said is missing information from the application. Board members have expressed concern about the possibility of being forced to vote on the application without having what they said is all of the necessary information.