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5 Houses to be Built on Former Van Peenen Property

Two lots will face Valley Road.

The now-vacant former Van Peenen property on Valley Road. / Staff photo by Daniel Hubbard
The now-vacant former Van Peenen property on Valley Road. / Staff photo by Daniel Hubbard

Houses will be built on five newly created lots on the former Van Peenen Dairy property on Valley Road.

The Planning Board approved an application in December that divided the vacant 2-acre lot into five smaller lots. The lots will range in size from between 20,000 and 15,000 square feet. The front of three of the lots will face Camillo Drive. The other two will face Valley Road.

“The development is consistent with the neighborhood and reinforces the residential character of the area which is, in my opinion, a good thing,” said town planner John Szabo. “The fact that the development promotes the principles of the township Master Plan is a positive for the community.”

A representative from RGV Development LLC, the company that filed the application, could not be reached for comment.

Van Peenen’s closed in September 2012. The third-generation business filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April 2012. The filing came 14 months after a court awarded a $767,000 judgment, plus interest and other costs, against the Van Peenen brothers who own the company.  Buildings on the now-vacant property were demolished last year.

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KrisTee January 29, 2014 at 09:31 AM
Is it true that the Van Peenan's dairy farm was a victim of the economy? or of mismanagement?
Pad January 29, 2014 at 12:33 PM
Probably a family squabble over money, inheritance etc. You know what usually happens when the kids get a hold of the family business! Probably mismanaged also by the children. They should have picked the most capable sibling to be the President and keep it that way. It went downhill fast.

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