Atlantic City area Township crowd opposes 572-unit housing settlement

December 9, 2010

Nearly 250 Egg Harbor Township residents crowded a committee meeting to oppose an affordable housing lawsuit that would permit up to 572 housing units in a relatively rural section of the township.

Township Committee voted unanimously to table the issue until the next meeting after hearing nearly 30 people speak passionately against the settlement of the suit in front of an overflowing crowd. More than 100 people had to stand inside the room and in the hallway.

Residents from throughout the township told committee members that the municipality can’t afford the strain on schools, roads, utilities, police, public works and other taxpayer-funded services that would be required to support the influx of new residents. They also said the population increase would forever change the quiet nature of the English Creek neighborhood next to Canale Park that features trees, privacy and plentiful wildlife.

Read remainder of the story at Press of Atlantic City.

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About Bob Voelker

Head of the Munsch Hardt (Dallas law firm) Hospitality & Mixed Use Development Group, and former developer of affordable housing. I'm i
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