EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Atlantic County has approved the reallocation of funding that will allow the township to expand Tony Canale Park with the purchase of a $1.6 million, 40-acre property off Dogwood Avenue.

The county previously awarded the township $1.34 million for two projects the township was unable to complete. A request to reallocate those awards to supplement the Tony Canale Park project was approved by the township and adopted by the county.

A portion of the property will be retained by the landowner for development as per a court settlement agreement.

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Future development of 223 housing units must include 20 percent that are affordable to low- and moderate-income households.

Development will not occur until the existing mobile park home is connected to public sewer.

Egg Harbor Township is also eligible for reimbursement of a portion of appraisal, survey and environmental assessment costs related to the project.

Settlement on the property is expected to occur in June, according to township officials.

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