Gloucester Township, Camden County, NJ January 16,2015
A proposal to build a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center with a "sober living" rental development was brought before the Gloucester Township Zoning Board this week.
The basic concept is to have a facility that helps those with substance and alcohol issues and also provide a place for them to reside at the same complex for a "sober living" community.
The location however, may be one that raises a few eyebrows. The 14 acre, planned location is located directly across the street from Camden County College on Peter Cheeseman Rd, sight of the former CYO complex.
Many were in attendance at the Zoning Board meeting, and some raised concerns over that location. In discussions within the council room, it was also the opinion of others that the Lakeland section of Gloucester Township would be a more suitable location for such a planned project.
The Zoning Board meeting was cut off shortly after 11 pm on Wednesday night, before the public had an opportunity to weigh in on the proposal. The meeting is slated to continue on Wednesday February 11th, where the public portion is "expected". The Zoning Board meetings are held in the Municipal council room on Chews Landing Rd, at 7:30pm.
Some amateur video from the first portion of that Zoning Board meeting is available at: