Dear Morris Township Residents:
This last month has been a time of extraordinary challenge and has been life-altering for all of us. While managing this situation has been – and remains – a TOP priority for everyone in our community, there are some other important issues that merit our attention. One in particular is the redevelopment of the Abbey/Alnwick Hall, the landmark estate on Madison Ave.
Given the interest in what’s going on with this property, I’ve decided to issue this special report so residents have clear information about this situation even while there are so many other critical demands on our time and attention.
regular monthly mayor’s report recapping March, including an update on the pandemic,
will be sent to you soon. In the meantime, it’s vital for all of us to STAY HOME as much as possible, practice strict social distancing when we do go out, and wash our hands frequently.
The Redevelopment Plan for the Abbey – Past Context and Next Steps
The Abbey has been vacant for years. It’s a beautiful, historic structure that many people (including me) would love to preserve and repurpose. Doing so is easier said than done. Several attempts over the years have failed.
Here’s what happened at our 3/18 Township Committee (TC) meeting re: the Abbey:
We formally introduced the Redevelopment Plan that our planner and his staff have prepared for the Abbey. This Redevelopment Plan is now an official public document. You can access it