SPRING LAKE — The borough adopted an ordinance last week that will effectively limit the size of some aspects of new homes that will be built in the borough.
To address the issue, about a year ago the mayor and council put together an ad hoc committee consisting of members of the governing body, the planning board and other professionals.
According to the land development ordinance, “the committee has made certain recommendations to amend Chapter 25 and the Mayor and Council have determined that it is in the best interest of the health, safety and welfare of the residents of the borough to amend and revise sections 225-7, 225-12 and 225-16.”
According to Mayor Jennifer Naughton, the reason for the amendment is to “preserve the streetscape,” and to “prevent bulkiness” within Spring Lake neighborhoods.
“The idea was to consider what is happening now, and also to consider what we want our community to look like in 10 years, in 15 years, in 20 years,” she said. “The idea that probably this effort of replacing and renovating homes is likely to continue for many years to come, we recognize that we don’t have a preservation ordinance… At the same time we understand that some periodic review of our land use ordinances makes sense, to see if what made sense 100 years ago, what made sense 50 years ago still makes sense now.”
To see amendments to the Land Development Chapter, visit springlake.org and click on the forms and documents tab to see Ordinance 2022-007.
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