Mine Hill residents object to a plan to build senior housing complex

Mine Hill residents in Morris County are raising objections to plans for a senior housing complex on their street.

The town is considering a zoning change that would allow a 36-unit senior housing complex to be built on six acres of undeveloped land off of Hurd Street. Township Administrator Barry Lewis says the new complex is a good way to bring in tax dollars without much demand on city services. He also says Mine Hill has a large senior population that would not have to leave town after retirement.

Residents say the complex would bring more noise and traffic to their quiet neighborhood. They also feel a senior housing complex will not lower taxes for homeowners already living in Mine Hill.

The issue of the new complex will be discussed at a planning board meeting Thursday.

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