Maplewood Post Office Re-development Plan Forum

Engage Maplewood
Engage Maplewood 55 Comments
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To the Maplewood Township Committee: I would like to be better informed regarding the re-development of the Post Office site and request that you pro-actively involve the community to promote understanding of the Plan. This will ensure that the overall results (building design, building use, benefit to commercial health of entire village and Township revenue impacts) have broad community support. I request that there be active participation by the community in the evaluation of design alternatives before a developer is selected. I request that multiple public meeting be held with the public developer as the design is refined so that it is fully understood before it is submitted for approval.

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We have over 400 on-line and paper signatures! We do not receive your email address when you vote. Please consider sending it to us using the link below. Engage Maplewood grew from a discussion among residents and merchants within Maplewood in late May, 2013. There was a sense from the discussion that citizens feel a common sense of pride and gratefulness for the opportunity to live here, yet also feel that building a common sense of cause in many civics matters often escapes us as a community. Engage Maplewood has formed in response and with the goal of improving the vibrancy and effectiveness of civic discourse in our community. At our first community meeting, many attendees saw the Post Office redevelopment as an excellent example of a civic topic that lacks a common sense of cause. As an initial activity we’ve chosen to seek increased understanding within the community as to the planned uses for the current post office site. Beyond this first activity, we hope to address the long-term by engaging the community in a discussion about civic discourse as it exists today. It seems that there is a wealth of information available, and it also seems there are a great many people that have an interest in participating. Yet at times shared understanding of some issues seems very hard to establish. We hope to help people stay better informed in a way that allows each person to become involved as issues of personal interest arise in the community.

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  • Jean McArthur
    Jean McArthur United States, South Orange
    Mar 11, 2014
    Mar 11, 2014
    It is disgraceful what big business and greed can destroy!
    Keep Maplewood quint and safe!
  • Helen Harvey
    Helen Harvey United States, Maplewood
    Mar 11, 2014
    Mar 11, 2014
    I live in the SID and I feel that pro-active is the key word. Also it's not about the messenger but about the message and how it is delivered. Having questions and concerns should in no way have to feel like it is a personal attack against individuals or an organization. Defensive posturing should be unacceptable to really obtain the best results for everyone. I am incredibly tired of feeling guilty every time I dont absolutely agree or feel that I might just have a better solution or idea that I'd like to express. In many ways I feel like I'm losing more and more freedom. I am signing this because I would like more information and a welcoming environment to dialogue.
  • John Williams
    John Williams United States, New York
    Mar 03, 2014
    Mar 03, 2014
    We do not need to become another Irvington—projects like this make our community less safe, and mixes the population in a way that could only cause tension. Let's just say, I don't want to have to worry about locking up my childrens' bikes!
  • William figdor
    William figdor United States, Maplewood
    Jan 13, 2014
    Jan 13, 2014
    We don't need another huge over scaled ugly building by another developer to destroy the New England character of our town.
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  • 2 years ago
    Mark Jarecke United States
    2 years ago
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    Linda Lloyd-Jones United States
    2 years ago
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    Susan Cohen United States
    2 years ago
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    joe frankoski
    3 years ago
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    Susan Woelzl
    3 years ago
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    Wyn Ismert
    3 years ago
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    Lara Tomlin
    3 years ago
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    william figdor United States
    3 years ago
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    Madelyn Petrow-Cohen
    3 years ago
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    Skaidrite Ahern
    3 years ago
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    Adrianna Donat
    3 years ago
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    Mary English
    4 years ago
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    Jean McArthur
    4 years ago
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    Helen Harvey United States
    4 years ago
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    John Williams
    4 years ago
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