Bamm Hollow Developer Comes To Planning Board Jan. 9

The applicant is seeking approval to subdivide the land into 190 single-family and open space lots.

Bamm Hollow Investors will appear before the Middletown Planning Board on Jan. 9 for amended preliminary major subdivision approval at the 280-acre property known as the former Bamm Hollow golf course.

The developer wishes to subdivide the land, zoned Rural Residential, into 190 single-family residential lots, as well as to create stormwater management / open space lots. 

The applicant is also seeking final major subdivision approval for Phase I North and Phase I South, which consists of approximately 68 single-family lots and dedications to the Township. No variances are being sought at this time. 

A copy of the application and supporting documentation is on file in the Office of the Board Secretary located at 3 Penelope Lane, Middletown. 

The public will have an opportunity to be heard on the application. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. The Planning Board will also hold its reorganization at this meeting. 

After a long and costly legal fight over a proposal to build 1200 housing units, the Planning Board approved a settlement between Middletown Township and Bamm Hollow Investors on Feb. 29 that allows for 190 homes. The developer has also agreed to provide a developer contribution, on a per-unit basis, to the township’s affordable housing trust account in lieu of building affordable units. 

Gary Junstrom December 29, 2012 at 04:54 PM
And I'll bet that those states don't have the insane system of paying for education through property taxes. That's where the double taxation comes in.
RIFFAXE December 29, 2012 at 06:01 PM
The states that do keep up with the school costs have a much higher growth rate than we do. And they are not unionized. Look at Florida for example,low property taxes and zero income taxes. There is no solution unfortunately for NJ and the real inflation is still to come. Our leaders will continue to use accounting gimmicks to hide the real numbers, then when the economy gets better it will be forgotten about, then we will get reassessed at the inflated values, give everyone raises,then we go through the same routine again only with larger numbers. Oh, and don't forget how we got duped into going along with gambling. That was supposed do pay for education!
Gary Junstrom December 29, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Don't worry riffaxe, with guys like Obama, Geithner, Reid and Pelosi in charge, we won't have to worry about the economy getting better anytime soon. 14 percent unemployment and counting. Great work Obama!
RIFFAXE December 30, 2012 at 01:07 PM
That's for sure. I don't see them working too fast on the Sandy Aid Bill either. When Katrina hit the media was covering the aftermath for months and I think they started sending billions of dollars almost immediately. I just read yesterday that NJ has 132,000 people collecting unemployment. Think about how many people dropped out of the workforce in the last 4 years. And these people continue to vote for Democrats.
John hancock March 13, 2013 at 12:36 AM
Well the owners had two opportunities to keep the course open... one gentleman wanted to rent the course to keep it open as they figured all the developmental stuff out but the owners refused and said house would be built by April 1st 2012, well needlss to say they are a little behind. A member of bamm hollow offered to buy it and they said that there was no room for negotiating and that they were set on finding a developer. The course can be profitable, its just the owners didnt want to see it happen, they did nothing to market or renovate some things that were outdated on the course because they wanted to drive members away to show it was a failing business, i know this because i once worked for these two greedy owners


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