Tentative approval has been granted for the construction of a 67-acre planned unit development that would be built on a traet off Route 1 near Livingston Avenue here.
Dominic Teneralli, a township committeeman and planning board member, said last night that the board okayed plans by the North Oaks Developing Co. for creation of commercial buildings on 17 acres of the planned tract.
Approval for townhouses and apartments that would make up the residential portion of the development was granted by ihe planning board last year.
Teneralli said final approval for the entire project could come in about three months. “We’re waiting for them, (North Oaks) to draw up their final plans,” the committeeman said.
According to Joseph Albanese, the architect, the commercial site will include seven stores, a movie theater and a bank. Teneralli could not say last night if the applicants already had lined up potential tenants for the commercial portion of the project.
He did say, however, that an independent office building was also part of the commercial plans.
The residential section of the , development proposed by North Oaks will include 272 townhouse units and 196 garden apartment units on 50 acres bordering Livingston Avenue.