MOORESTOWN, NJ — The Moorestown Planning Board has reportedly approved the council’s request to explore the possibility of designating the Moorestown Mall as an area in need of redevelopment.
Taylor Design Group will conduct the study and report back to the planning board for a vote, the Courier Post reports. The matter would then go back before council.
The decision came after Moorestown Council referred the matter to the planning board at its Oct. 5 meeting. Read more here: Moorestown To Investigate Mall As Area In Need Of Redevelopment
According to the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association, an area is designated as in need of redevelopment when structures need upgrading and improving, and uses appropriate to a specific area are introduced. An area is designated as in need of rehabilitation when existing structures are rebuilt to eliminate substandard structural or housing conditions, and to arrest the deterioration of the area.
The discussion of exploring this option for the mall first surfaced in February. PREIT had been moving the mall in a new direction, with the addition of businesses such as Joe Italiano’s Maplewood, Hash House A Go Go, The Yard House, Sierra and HomeSense. Read more here: Moorestown Mall May Be Deemed Area In Need Of Rehabilitation