Monday, July 25, 2016

Lakewood zoning board denies 6 story Application on East county Line Rd.

 The Lakewood zoning board denied a application requesting a change of use to put up a 6 story building with 145 units. The lot is currently an office complex. Residents nearby including coventry Square homeowners association opposed the request due to  traffic safety and other concerns. The board voted on a motion to deny the application. 

19 comments:

  1. The investors here must not know the right people.

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  2. Thanks, stop building!

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  3. It's all a silly little game. They will keep coming back with a few less units, but eventually receive a lot coverage and height variance that will be detrimental and inconsistent with the neighborhood. Mr. Glick received approvals for 100 apartments on Route nine in this same manner.
    Any other Zoning Board would make it abundantly clear that at this moment in time we no longer grant significant variances unless it can be proven to be a benefit to taxpayers and cause no harm to infrastructure.
    Our zoning and planning boards will never stand up for the people of Lakewood. Many of the members themselves benefit from the permissible attitude for certain well connected individuals .

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  4. Dead wrong as it was the clear opposition from the oilam-this should begin to set a new standard here that if we get together and complain/protest loud enough then we will have to be listened to!

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  5. A high-rise complex is much smarter planning than the sprawl that planning/zoning has given us.

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    1. You are dead wrong. A high-rise complex is the worst thing for the neighborhood and the greater area.

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    2. Mid rise apartments on large enough lots to accommodate recreation and parking are optimal in walkable areas. A building directly off a major thoroughfare with no safe way for children to walk is not even an option. Princeton, Monmouth and Lexington would be perfect areas to create apartment housing. The streets proximity to yeshivas,sidewalks to shopping and a bus station is optimal. This project, like all of the other Mr. Glick has foisted upon us will hurt the town. If you think he is finished, you have a lot in store. Now he will get Rabbis, Roshei Yeshiva to support him. Zoning members will get pressured. He will make a few changes but in the end he will make something that will hurt the entire area. If you really want to stop all this, we must get rid of Meir and Menashe. Until then you will just continue playing a silly game.

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  6. i think the zoning board should be commended for seriously listening to all sides and coming to the obvious conclusion that the application was a terrible imposition on the Lakewood taxpayer, and the entire neighborhood. they also should be commended for understanding that any approval of the plan would be a precedent sending game changer that would ruin totally ruin Lakewood. So many of us, have criticized the board in the past for giving too many approvals. in this case lets give them a big thank you for doing the right thing. That unfortunately is not something that we take for granted in Lakewood.

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    1. realistically speaking, high rise apartment complexes will offer a type of living space which will be more desirable to the undesirables in town. This is not New York. In NJ, apartment complexes = crime.
      apartment complexes = undocumented residents feeding off the public schools.

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    2. Too little too late. The housing that will be built on Oak Street will cost us millions in future taxes and we are paying for land and infrastructure. This Glick plan is not over and there are so many others in the pipeline. Don't give the zoning board any credit for rejecting a project that they were given no choice. Had the neighbors not organized, the plan would have gone through. You can also thank the guy that films the meetings for shedding some light on the games they are playing. Once again. As long as Menashe and Meir are on that committee, the best interests of our town will not be met. Stay tuned

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    3. So silly, a modern apartment complex design that caters to frum couples (sukka porch for example) will be rented at market rate and will not attract crime, it's the older run down building with cheap rent that crime flourishes in.

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    4. Princeton yeshiva apartments dont have any Sukka porches. couples cant stay there for sukkos.

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  7. Barneys tire service opposed this project due to safety concerns for our people and was threatened by the developer that he will get Jews to stop going to his business. I think we need to show him our support and thank him for standing up for what was right. Show him our appreciation. And Mr. Glick should understand that Jews do not act with intimidation and threats. I will not forget what he did with the Bais Horaah. I will never forget.

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  8. It's about time the Board did not get intimated and did the right thing ! Just say NO MORE crazy and greedy approvals please. Quality of life is horrible thanks to you know who !

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  9. Most young couples hate living basements, above ground apartments done right is what we need

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  10. Everyone please bring your car to Barney's. They do good work and are REAL contributors to the food of this town.

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  11. Secretly more are planed, soon you won't be able to make a left turn on County line west of Hope towards Lakewood, now it could take up to 5 minutes at heavy traffic time.
    Once a week there (sometimes more) is already an accident at Hope & W. Countyline backing up traffic. At Rush hour going west traffic could be backed up three blocks & more, just wait for the new buildings.
    They may offer traffic lights, which means no more sleep at night with all the high music played by those that stop at red lights all night, & all the migraine, from lights shinning into your bedroom, and not to forget most accidents happen at traffic lights.
    Then you get the lawyer saying that these builders are building as a public service people need housing. I guess they will be non-profits & rent free buildings. Just try & block the lawyer's driveway by an inch, he could still get out, try it & see what happens. It doesn't matter if the paupers & renters from Coventry can't get out in the morning & all Kennedy is parked, plus all visitor spots in Coventry, OR if all the amenities & public space in Coventry is used by the buildings because neither the lawyers nor the developers live there. They live in areas where you could still move.
    If only we had money and pull, to build these in the developers & lawyers backyards, I wonder how much they would support the need for housing.
    As a tenant I once experienced a massive leak, coming from upstairs apartment coming from the roof, as I tried fixing it myself & cleaning up, another tenant in the building asked me why I was working without pay, after all I paid rent.
    He told me don't worry in the next world (world to come) all landlords become tenants & tenants landlords. I guess until the world to come, this is what many will suffer.

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  12. https://youtu.be/SKH01qHev1M

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