December 21, 2020
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–At the direction of Mayor Dave Fried, Robbinsville Township added to its robust open space inventory on December 10 when it acquired the .665 acres behind Chase Bank at 2340 Route 33 – also known as Block 3.41, Lot 7.02 on the Robbinsville Tax Map. The purchase in the amount of $750,000, paid for by the Open Space Tax Trust Fund – pushed the total amount of preserved land to over 1,200 acres since Fried became mayor in 2005.”This was the last available parcel on the north side of Town Center, and we wanted an open space where kids could play and not worry about more residential housing going up,” said Mayor Fried, who noted the maximum proposed apartment units for the property was 15 had development occurred. “We were already concerned about parking in that area and did not want to add to those worries. We’re very proud of our open space record.”With this acquisition, Robbinsville has now preserved over 390 acres, including “Washington Woods” and the former Miry Run Golf Club, since 2017.