Tuesday, April 30, 2013
One 18-year-old and two juveniles were arrested in the alleged burglary of Lucent Technologies.
Three young men were arrested in April for the alleged burglary and vandalism of Lucent Technologies in Holmdel, according to police. Kevin Zheng, 18 was arrested along with two juvenile suspects on April 17 after police responded to the report of a broken window on the Crawford's Corner Road property. According to a police news release, the individuals were charged with the possession of an imitation firearm, possession of a radio to intercept emergency communications, burglary, theft and criminal mischief. Zheng and one juvenile were arrested on April 17 at the scene, processed and released. A third juvenile suspect was arrested on April 29 and charged. Holmdel Ptlm. Mike Michalski and Det. Hernando were the investigating officers. The …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The seven Holmdel residents at the February 13 meeting of the Monmouth County Planning Board's Amendment Review Committee (ARC) witnessed several surprises during consideration of the agenda item “Water Quality Management Plan for Monmouth County Future W
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Holmdel residents ralled in 2011 to stop the action, which has not officially been taken yet.
Expanded sewerage plans are back on the agenda in Monmouth County, and Holmdel residents are again left wondering whether or not water supply in the township could be impacted. A future wastewater service area map will be discussed again in Monmouth County on Wednesday morning by the Monmouth County Water Quality Management Plan Amendment Review Committee. In 2011, Holmdel residents rallied against the expanded sewer system plans, which could allow the entire Lucent and Garden State Arts properties to become sewered. Holmdel Mayor Patrick Impreveduto said during a statement in 2011, "If you cover up all the land with buildings, roadways, parking lots, etc. and don't allow the rain, snow and yes, septic, to meander slowly down to be …
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The committee cited a lack of details on this round of the conceptual plans.
Conceptual maps for Holmdel's Alcatel-Lucent property were sent back to the developer after the township's committee asked for more detailed plans. "I was expecting something a lot more elaborate," Mayor Patrick Impreveduto said. "We're back to the drawing board." Committee concerns included open space preservation and a lack of traffic studies as well as the size and amount of proposed housing for the property. Somerset Development proposed two conceptual plans with age restricted housing, a sports complex and and a fitness facility. Once plan proposed 225 homes, the smallest being over 2,500 square feet. A second plan proposed 225 homes of the same size in a different configuration. But the plans lacked detail, Impreveduto said. "You got…
Friday, September 7, 2012
The famed cancer treatment specialists are in talks with the township about creating an outpatient treatment center on Red Hill Road, said Middletown Township officials.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering is eyeing a large empty office building at 480 Red Hill Road in Middletown near Garden State Parkway Exit 114 for an outpatient cancer treatment center, according to Middletown Township officials. At a Township Committee workshop meeting Thursday, elected officials expressed enthusiasm for the idea of a new medical facility in town that could employ 300 professionals. Mayor Anthony Fiore said, "We're going to do everything we can to bring that ratable into town, to bring those hundreds of very high-paying jobs to Middletown and the surrounding area... I'm very excited about the prospects of this potential tenant." But there is one hurdle. The empty building, formerly owned by Lucent Technologies but abandoned …
Friday, November 4, 2011
A company spokeswoman refers to ideas in a 2009 township document.
When asked what the new potential buyer has in mind for the Lucent-Alcatel tract on Crawfords Corner Road in Holmdel, Lucent-Alcatel spokeswoman Mary Ward said she was bound by confidentiality agreements and would not comment. But she did mention a certain township document that might hold a clue. "We are not commenting on the plans this purchaser has for the property other than to say that we believe the new purchaser’s plan is closer to what was advocated in the REVA report commissioned by the town of Holmdel," said Ward in an emailed statement to Patch on Thursday. The REVA report is a 10-page document produced for the Holmdel Township Committee in January 2009 by REVA Partners Beth Gorin and Steve Monetti. It includes some recommended …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Former 472-acre Bell Labs property is eyed by a new developer as an athletic center, say township officials.
Editor's Note: Mayor Patrick Impreveduto's statements about dormitories on the Lucent campus were clarified from an earlier version of this story, to make clear the proposed dorms would stand separately from the existing building.] Alcatel-Lucent is in talks with a new buyer for its valuable property on Crawfords Corner Road, say township officials. After working with contract-buyer Somerset Development for the past three years on a mixed use development plan, Alcatel-Lucent is now talking with a potential buyer who wants to purchase the 472-acre property and turn it into a sports center, said Mayor Patrick Impreveduto. Impreveduto confirmed the development, as reported in the November issue of the Holmdel Journal. The Journal quotes an …
Friday, June 24, 2011
Company refutes "inaccurate" views presented by opponents of proposed amendments to Monmouth County Wastewater Management Plan, specifically those made by former Holmdel mayor Ernest Cote.
Friday, June 24, 2011
The following is a letter written by Patrick D. Morrison, the Vice President of Real Estate for Alcatel-Lucent, to Gov. Chris Christie. It is dated June 22, 2011 and was shared with Holmdel Patch on June 23. In refers to a letter Cote sent to Christie last week. Dear Governor Christie: On behalf of Alcatel-Lucent USA, Inc. I am writing to you to set the record straight on the proposed Monmouth County wastewater management plan (WMP) for Holmdel Township that was prepared by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection. The proposed WMP, which was the subject of a public hearing earlier this month, affects the two properties owned and operated by Alcatel-Lucent that were the site of Bell Labs research …
Friday, June 17, 2011
Somerset Development's Ralph Zucker describes their vision for the interior of the legendary Bell Labs building.
Ralph Zucker, president of the Somerset Development, described his vision for a vibrant public space, alive with people, in the glass enclosed areas of the vacant Bell Labs building. He spoke before a large audience of residents who attended a presentation on June 15 at the Community Center. "This is going to be our town square," he said. He described the potential of creating a "Main Street" kind of feeling with limited number of retail stores, a hospitality center, cafes, medical uses, and education. The building's "story" is medical uses, such as health, wellness, fitness and a surgi-center. "A place for living," Zucker said. Zucker said the top floor of the building will feature, if the market allows, 1800-square foot, loft-style …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Watch the video to hear Somerset Development's plans for structures on the 475-acre tract.
Ralph Zucker of Somerset Development, the man who would like to turn the vacant Alcatel-Lucent building into an animated space filled with medical-related offices, a few retail shops, apartments and cafes received a respectful reception from a crowd of more than 125 people last night at the Community Center. In a half-hour long presentation with slides, Zucker outlined his plan for the historic Eero Saarinen-designed building, a health club or data center, and 30 homes on one-acre lots, a plan that has been in the works for three and a half years. New tonight was mention of his intention to employ the energy efficiencies of solar panels (lots of them) for the site. After a suggestion by a resident, he said he'd like to look into creating…