Cherry Hill redevelopment plan advances – New Jersey News

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CHERRY HILL – The planning board on Monday night advanced a redevelopment plan that would put up to 300 apartments on a tract of land across from Merchantville Country Club.

The plan, which targets 20 acres between Hampton Road and Cuthbert Boulevard, now goes before township council.

The proposal calls for two, three- and four-story buildings on a partially wooded site  dominated by aging commercial structures. The property is next to the Still Park neighborhood.

Township spokeswoman Bridget Palmer has predicted the complex “will appeal to young professionals and empty nesters who want access to the city and our main highways.”

The tract is expected to be developed by Cherry Hill Land Associates, the owner of Woodcrest Country Club.

Under a June 2015 deal, Cherry Hill agreed to buy development rights for the 165-acre club from CHLA, which had sued in an effort to build more than 800 homes at the landmark golf course. In return, CHLA, an affiliate of Marlton-based First Montgomery Group, was positioned as the likely redeveloper for the Hampton Road site and two other locations.

The agreement also led to settlement of a decades-old lawsuit brought by an advocacy group over access to affordable housing in the township.

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