See The Houses Toll Brothers Proposes For Bell Labs Site

Public hearings will soon be scheduled for the Toll Brothers housing proposal at the redevelopment site on Crawfords Corner Road.

The Henley, 4757-5123 square feet, featuring a two-story foyer with dual curved stairs leading to two-story family room, balcony, large kitchen island, walk-in pantry, 9 and 10 foot ceilings.
The Henley, 4757-5123 square feet, featuring a two-story foyer with dual curved stairs leading to two-story family room, balcony, large kitchen island, walk-in pantry, 9 and 10 foot ceilings.
The first public hearing on the proposed housing plan by Toll Brothers at the former Bell Labs property is expected to be scheduled in coming weeks. 

Toll Brothers is requesting Preliminary and Final Major Subdivision to further subdivide property bound by the south side of Crawford's Corner Road and the east side of Roberts Road and Middletown Road for housing and stormwater basin/buffer areas. 

Toll Brothers' plan for "Bell Place at Holmdel: The Estates Collection" calls for 40 "executive single-family customizable homes situated at the corner of Crawfords Corner and Roberts Road, and continuing along Roberts Road to hug the northwest side of the existing ring road around the Bell Labs building.  

Concept plans show the 185 age-restricted carriage homes flanking both sides of the iconic white water tower at Crawfords Corner Road and continuing towards the border of the ring road at the center of the building. 

The 473-acre property, last owned by Alcatel-Lucent, is under redevelopment by Somerset Development. The existing building will remain, and be transformed into multi-use retail, hospitality, medical and office uses. 

Here are images of the home models Toll Brothers anticipates building, pending approval. The plans are on file at the Holmdel Planning Board office and are available to the public during Planning Board office hours.
Eve March 28, 2014 at 12:39 PM
Mr. Scarano, Sorry, I do not have time to attend any meetings due to my work and family commitments. Read all the newsletters I could find and whatever other information available to outline the plan - newspapers, websites, blogs, etc., trying to keep on top of this issue for many years now. This is my town, and I very much care what changes are happening in it. The impression that I get is that the pieces of the puzzle do not quite match. Do you know of any results from Planning Board meeting that are going to be shared with the residents, other than what is outlined in this article?
Carol Beckenstein March 28, 2014 at 06:11 PM
New Jersey politics as usual. Follow the money.
Holmdel Repub March 29, 2014 at 02:48 PM
Holmdel Repub March 29, 2014 at 02:46 pm Eve, from the Independent, January 2013: "One of the concerns he said is shared among the committee is a desire to have the building at least partially occupied before the homes are built. After the township released an updated redevelopment plan for the site last May, Township Planner Jennifer Beahm said Holmdel would not issue certificates of occupancy for residential development on the site until 20 percent of the building was under contract by tenants." I read this as, zucker can build houses at any time. He just can't get a final c/o until 20% of the building is contracted (not occupied). Not much teeth in that. I'd rather see them be required to develop the sports facilities first before being allowed to put a shovel in the ground for housing. At least there's an incentive for them to do something for the town.
Thomas Scarano March 29, 2014 at 02:49 PM
And what does that mean Carol?


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