Lakewood officials need to tackle development like a “major metropolis” and not a suburban town, one of its most influential residents said Thursday.
Rabbi Aaron Kotler, CEO of Beth Medrash Govoha, said the 100,000-person town was still approving big projects on small plots, despite continuing complaints about traffic and overdevelopment.
“In Lakewood, the planning mechanisms are more appropriate to a small, suburban New Jersey town – and Lakewood is an emerging metropolis,” Kotler said.
Kotler was the guest of a special Lakewood-focused edition of the Asbury Park Press’ “Ask the Editor” segment on Facebook Live. Read more on APP.