Cinnaminson Township officials want to name two blighted township locations to the abandoned properties list, which could give the town the power to improve their looks.
The old Mobil gas station on Willow Drive and Route 130 has been abandoned for nearly 10 years, said Deputy Mayor Anthony Minniti, who also serves as the director of economic development. The owner of the abandoned property has been keeping up with paying taxes according to online records but no work has been done to the building.
“We’re going to look and see if that property will fit into the [abandoned properties] ordinance,” said Minniti, “and what the cost associated with it is—and see if it’s worth going in there and clearing it and making it a clean corner.”
The former gas station sits at the entrance to Mainline II, which saw close last year. Part of the property backs up to residential homes on Lilac Lane.
During discussion of the issue at Monday’s township committee work session meeting, officials decided to add the old Triboro site on Route 130 into the mix.
Committeeman Ben Young called that blighted property “the gateway” to town; it sits right near the borer of Delran and Cinnaminson.
The agreement by township officials gives Acting Administrator George Haueber and Zoning Officer John Marshall the power to look into the properties and contact the owners if necessary.
“This begins a process to motivate the owners,” Minniti said.
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