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Get to know the historic Closson Property

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The Closson Property Timeline

December 2, 2022

RFEI Proposals Received for the Farmstand

The City received two proposals in response to the RFEI for the farmstand at the Closson Property.

CLICK HERE to view the proposal submitted by Caleb Lentchner, Caleb's American Kitchen.

CLICK HERE to view the proposal submitted by Fisherman's Mark.

December 2, 2022

November 15, 2022

City Receives DEP Response in Regard to the AAV Summary

CLICK HERE to view the Closson letter.

November 9, 2022

The City requested proposals & qualifications for a Professional Planner for the Closson Property

CLICK HERE to view the documents.

November 9, 2022

November 3, 2022

City Receives Average of Appraised Values Summary from Green Acres

CLICK HERE to view the AVV document.

The Closson Property was assessed by two independent appraisers, Richard J Carabelli and Norman J Goldberg, and the resulting values from the two assessments were averaged together.

September 6, 2022

RFEI for Conceptual Proposals Published

The City published an RFEI (Request for Expressions of Interest) for conceptual proposals for the development and/or revitalization of the farm market on the Closson property.

CLICK HERE to view the documents.

September 6, 2022

August 21, 2022

Revised Exception Area Map

CLICK HERE to view the map.

May 19, 2022

City Council adopts Resolution 93-2022

CLICK HERE to view the resolution.

A resolution of the City of Lambertville, County of Hunterdon, designating Block 1002, Lot 41 (Closson Property) as an area in need of redevelopment, pursuant to NJSA 40A:12A-6.

May 19, 2022

April 14, 2022

Preliminary AINR Report is released

The AINR (Area in Need of Redevelopment) report is received from Clarke Caton Hintz, who had prepared the report by request of the City Council. The goal of the report is to examine the Closson Property and determine whether it meets qualifications as an Area in Need of Redevelopment. When an area is determined to be an AINR, the City Council has the authority to develop the site in ways that may not fall within the typical zoning requirements. Click here for more information about the redevelopment law.

April 5, 2022

City Council adopts Resolution 65-2022

CLICK HERE to view the resolution.

A resolution of the City of Lambertville, County of Hunterdon, directing the City Planning Board to conduct a preliminary investigation to determine whether Block 1002, Lot 41 (Closson Property), or any part thereof, is an area in need of redevelopment as defined in NJSA 40A:12-6.  

April 5, 2022

March 15, 2022

Proposed Restoration Concept, prepared by Princeton Hydro

This proposed restoration concept was developed and submitted as a part of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant application.

CLICK HERE
to view the Restoration Plan.

March 15, 2022

Grant Application Sent to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation

The City submitted a grant application to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation for $308,000 for Closson Site Restoration. Our proposal was not selected for funding, but outlined plans for restoring the floodplain, adding trees and walking paths, and reducing stormwater runoff.

CLICK HERE to view the proposal document.

March 15, 2022

June 22, 2021

Pre-Appraisal Fact Sheet submitted to Green Acres

June 7, 2021

Mayor Julia Fahl finalizes purchase of Closson Property

The deal closes on the historic Closson Property. Read the full article here.

June 7, 2021

November 30, 2020

Closson Farm Preservation Project Presentation

For the Closson Farm Preservation Project overview, click here

November 25, 2020

2020-2021 Finance Plan Draft and Closson Preservation Information

For the 2020-2021 finance plan draft, click here.
For a closer look at city budgeting, click here.

November 25, 2020