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Lacey Looks To Move Forward Strategically, Officials Say

in Toms River News

LACEY, NJ — While land use and development has been the subject of controversy for the past several years in Lacey Township, it’s not likely to go away any time soon.

And amid recent news in Ocean County including the proposed Ciba-Geigy settlement in Toms River, the county’s purchase of the Breton Woods parcel in Brick and the approval of a synagogue in Jackson, officials are saying that the township has to grow and move forward, but looks to do so in a strategic manner.

Growth is inevitable in Lacey, Township Committee members said, but there are ways to move the township forward with proper land use.

A new ‘frontier’ drives development of town that led N.J. in building permits issued last year

in Toms River News

It didn’t matter that it was raining in Stafford Township. There were houses to build.

Despite the alternating drizzle and downpour on a recent Friday morning, workers used earth movers to spread gravel on sandy soil, stood on ladders nailing plywood panels onto 2-by-4 frames, and wrapped the freshly built walls with green plastic waterproofing sheets.

Whole blocks of houses at a time are being constructed in the township’s Manahawkin section, just off Exit 63 of the Garden State Parkway. They’re going up in a community known as Stafford Park under a multi-phase redevelopment plan adopted in 2006 for 345 single family houses, plus 310 apartments, on a 350-acre area site surrounding the capped Stafford Township Landfill.

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