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Gloucester planners meet tonight

The Gloucester County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at 7 o’clock tonight in the colonial courthouse to consider a proposed rezoning of the Fiddler’s Green development at the intersection of Routes 17 and 619 near Gloucester Court House.

The parcel is 133.45 acres and, while it is cleared, undeveloped land, is already zoned Single Family Detached Residential (SF-1). This rezoning seeks to increase the permitted density from 88 lots to 139 lots to develop a single-family subdivision.

Since proffers in the original rezoning restrict the property to no more than 88 lots for development out of Fiddler’s Green Farm, a change to this figure requires a hearing and a rezoning. This increase in lots would result in an increase in project density from 0.66 units per acre to 1.04 units per acre, according to Planning and Zoning staff documents.

The applicant’s traffic threshold review estimates that this subdivision would add 1,404 daily trips to surroun...

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