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.