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Mayor's Welcome

Edison Township is dedicated to supporting our business community and to promoting sensible growth throughout our community. My Administration is working diligently to attract new businesses, both large and small, into town and to sustain our existing ones.

The Township and the Chamber of Commerce are now hosting networking breakfasts on the first Tuesday of each month in the Edison Council Chamber to give business leaders an opportunity to interact with municipal officials and department heads. Please join us.

To meet our larger goals, I am proud to say Edison has taken several significant steps to enhance our local economy over the past year.

Edison recently agreed to plan-modifications that will kick-start redevelopment of the 98-acre former Ford Assembly plant on Route 1. In the coming months, we expect Hartz Mountain to move forward with its Edison Towne Square project.

Edison also cleared the way for the Pennsylvania-based Seagis Property Group to turn the former Frigidaire property at Vineyard Road and Route 27 into an ultra-modern, million-square-foot warehouse.

To encourage small business growth, Edison recently made changes to the Amboy Avenue Revitalization Zone – between Barton Street and Pierson Avenue – to allow ground-floor restaurants and other eateries including ones that offer live entertainment and bistro-style sidewalk service.

These zoning modifications also allow the height of new commercial buildings on Amboy Avenue to be three-stories, creating more affordable rental space on upper floors. In turn, this should increase pedestrian traffic and help to support Amboy Avenue businesses.

Recently, the Edison created a new “flexible business zone” along the south side of Woodbridge Avenue. This gives select property owners the ability to quickly convert their existing buildings to accommodate commercial, retail, professional office, warehouse or light industrial uses.

Additionally, Edison hired a professional planning firm last year to analyze and identify the most promising locations to target redevelopment projects. We expect to see preliminary results in the coming months.

My Administration is committed to collaborating with business and always looking for new and better ways to assist our business community. The Chamber and its members are an invaluable resource and we welcome any opportunities to meet those economic goals.

Respectfully,

Mayor
Thomas Lankey

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