By an ordinance passed by the Mendham Township Committee, the Pitney Farm property will be auctioned off to the highest bidder on Wednesday, December 5th at 11am at the Mendham Township Municipal Building located at 2 West Main Street in Brookside, NJ. A preview of the property will be held on Tuesday, November 27th from noon till 2 pm. The 5 acre municipal property was recently approved for rezoning to 20,000 square foot lots. It is the hope of the Friends of Pitney Farm that the winning bid will go to a developer who will look to renovate the buildings and not tear them down to build new houses. The Friends of Pitney Farm has been in discussion with one such developer who would then lease what is left of the farm house (as a result of the fire) to our organization to be renovated and turned into a community center.
The Mendham Township Committee has formed a task force to evaluate and make recommendations on the best use of the remaining 7 acres that is considered Open Space and cannot be developed. A presentation to the Committee will take place on Tuesday, November 27th at 7:30 at the Mendham Township Municipal Building.