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Neighbors express concerns over Riverbend project development

Residents of the Hillside Drive neighborhood asked the Gloucester County Planning Commission at its March 7 meeting if proffers made by the original developer, Zandler Development Corporation, are being strictly followed by the new developer, Nusbaum Realty, in the construction of the Riverbend Apartments.

The developer, in comments to the Gazette-Journal, cited weather holdups and said the project is on track to comply with the rules set down, with one condition due to be met this month.

In addition, county officials said no certificate of occupancy will be issued until all proffers are met.

The property is on Route 17 just south of Gloucester Court House where the old Post 75 American Legion building was located.

During last Thursday’s public comment period, Hillside Drive homeowner Chuck Thompson said that he was selected by his neighbors to represent them and their concerns. The citizens are concerned that several of the terms, including a 30-foot buffer zone with 10-foot...

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