The Parke at Lakewood LLC, has filed a GDP (General Development Plan) with the township’s Planning Board, TLS has learned. The notice for the application states that it is a conforming application and doesn’t seek any variances for the current Eagle Ridge golf course site.
Although it was reported previously that the project will consist of 936 homes, the current application is only for 566, with the remaining area being left as open space. The almost 40% reduction in homes leaves the area equivalent to 370 homes as open and recreational space. During the CAFRA process, the DEP and some local residents expressed concerns with the proposed plans. This application attempts to address those concerns.
According to The Parke’s new website, The Parke minimizes environmental impact, encourages healthy living, protects open spaces and creates a strong and connected community. With approximately 70% open space, The Parke will feature miles of walking and bike paths, recreational parks, communal gardens, and will adjoin the adjacent 9 hole golf course. According to the website, The Parke will offer renewable energy options to be integrated into the development, a real leap into the future.
“The Parke is committed to offering an ideal place for families to live, work and play, centered around and preserving existing natural preserves,” their website claims. The website also highlights that The Parke will also have smarter roads, safer bus areas, and zero outflow drainage handling all stormwater on site.
“This is not just another Lakewood development, this is going to be the kind of community every town in New Jersey would love to have,” Shmuli Rosenberg, spokesperson for GDMS told TLS, “It’s modern, smart, eco-friendly, and designed with a focus on the future needs of our neighborhood.”
Some have considered this development controversial because of opposition from the neighboring Fairways Adult Community. This new application seems to alleviate much of the fears expressed.
“Development may scare some people, but not this development. This is the kind of development every development should be”, Rosenberg explained.
The planning board hearing is not the final word on this project. The Parke will still need site plan approval for each phase of the development.
Here comes even more traffic!
according to the Developers experts, there will be no detriment to the current traffic pattern
I would not be surprised if the plans are already drawn up for the open space. I think that 1 year after the the last house is sold the Builder will be back before the Planning Board asking for a variance to build half of the open space and back again after that is sold out and back again until there is no open space left.
We need to keep the golf course the way it is. This is the wrong place for houses.
And what of the three lawsuits already underway? Will we have more?
Alright more devolopments! our town is getting better and better
What a beautiful development! I think I’m going to move there. I’m selling my house on Forest and 7th, any takers?
STUNNING DEVELOPMENT! Wow. Very impressed.
browsing their website ,it really looks like they are reinventing the current “development”. If what they are advertising is true, with all the open space and trees, i would love to see this happen. BTW i was an anti developer prior.
Based on the drawing on their website, there is only 1 way in and out! How can you have 1 entrance for 566 houses??
All going on to Cross St!
566 houses are these single family houses?
The renderings look good, but that’s why developers spend thousands on them. Will these developments have sufficient storm sewers and fire hydrants? There seems to be many ornamental plantings, how much will it cost homeowners in association fees to cover the cost of upkeep and water? Will the plantings be populated with native plants that are resistant to disease and low maintenance? There are only two entrances and exits for the development, will this impact response time for emergency vehicles or cause homeowners ins rates to rise?
Why would they leave so much open space ? Looks they only utilized 50% of the land and left the rest as parls and trees??
Why are all the houses clamored together? Do they plan on going back to the board in 20 years to stuff in the rest of the houses? Who’s going to enforce the supposably “open space”? Will they be able to swap the open space with some other tract of land? How about giving each home the “open space”? That way we know there’s no “plans” down the line…
So true. Not trying to be pessimistic- just realistic.
LEAVING SO MUCH FOREST TREE AREAS AND OPEN SPACE!!!
NOT A CRAMED DEVELOPMENT!
CAN THIS BE TRUE!!
DID THE DEVELOPERS FINALLY REALIZE THAT QAULITY OF LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAT A FEW EXTRA $$$$ IN THEIR POCKETS?
FINALLY, OUR VOICES HAVE BEEN HEARD!
Wondering if this is the developer speaking.
Curious, .!! LOL !!
My thoughts, exactly !!!
Yes, it sure looks slanted in the developer’s favor. It’s made to sound so wonderful… the best development of all time. Yeah, right.
@Askan4trouble I was going to say the same thing… its fasure ganna happen & you’ll be happy if it’s in 20 years… I think it will happen sooner….
Kudos to whomever is behind this project.The development is absolutely gorgeous, so calm and serene, away from all the hustle and bustle of what has unfortunately become of Lakewood.Does anyone have any idea as to when this project will come to fruition? Please keep us updated. Thank you.
The state is making them leave a good part as open space, or no water permits that is why there is so much open space
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