Thursday, July 14, 2016

Video: Lakewood zoning board meeting 7/11/16

-1:16:00 Motion denied for residential units near James street industrial zone 
-2:51:00 Mr. Penzer emotional plea for change of use to build high rise rentals in Lakewood.

Video by First Amendment activist

15 comments:

  1. motion approved to deny change of use for duplexs in james st ind zone.

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  2. Only behind quickcheck in indutrial zone gets approved for residential duplex...could it be because it's next to cedarbridge development site??

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  3. July 25 is the next meeting when the board will decide whether to grant approval for this behemoth building. It is an absolute travesty to even propose such a chuptzadig abuse of the tzibbur. all caring citizens of Lakewood that do not want massive 6 story high rise apartment unit with hundreds of new cars crowding the already super-congested County Line Road/squankam/Kennedy blvd should come to the meeting and protest.
    Enough abuse of the people. enough indiscriminate building that ruins the town and is also a safety hazard, not to mention a terrible pain.

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  4. First ask how did the gas station get there in the first place. And why we're residents not notified about it. The Broker on record for Cedarbridge got first dibs on approvals as soon as the land was given over.

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  5. Everyone makes fun of Hershel and says that he is a complainer rabble rouser, ect.(Aka why should I get involved it doesnt directly effect me) Till the zoning board decides to put some monstrosity in their backyard. Then they wake but by then it is to late. If you live in a different part of Lakewood that is not going to be affected by this building and your thinking what does this have to do with me. Remember that in 5 yrs from now when they want to build something like this or some other project that is out of character of "Your" neighborhood.

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    1. so how is a high rise building downtown any different?

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    2. Who said it is any different?

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    3. the intent was that the commentor somehow put HH in the good camp when he's the one who wanted to build the high rise building downtown

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  6. Quick check condos will only increase our taxes,as opposed to a warehouse which will decrease our taxes. Ah, but the best part is the LOADS of cash in the back pockets of a few well connected FINE- Shmeckers

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  7. How could they go for such a change of use for the high-rise apartments without the ble$$ing$ of the VAAD? (or the ma$ter-plan committee'$ member$)
    A Chutzpah of mega proportions in Lakewood

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  8. All further building in Lakewood should be halted until Route 9 is tripled in width and over passes built so people can cross in safety.

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    1. If that happens ,then the price of a duplex will be 850,000. That's not a good idea

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    2. it's a very good idea. more building has made prices go up, not down.

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  9. I think it is time to look beyond Lakewood.
    Once upon a time it was a Torah Town. We had a Rosh Yeshiva Zatal & Mashgiach, who fought anyone opening a Pizza store. Today there is an opening ceremony with kvias mezuzos etc, for hundreds of eateries. We had one person selling hats from his kitchen stove suits from his kitchen table & shoes from his hallway, and another selling Gutkes & shirts from his basement. We had Co-op open a few hours a day from one of the yehiva buildings, with men & women hours, & probably less than 100 products, we had KFs, & a little kiosk (now Feldman's grocery, R&S Takeout & Gelbstiens. People would make a kidush on their dinning room table, no lease car companies were here. One chader (all kids accepted), old station wagons, hitching & carpooling. No townhouses, people came to Lakewood for one thing Torah. It was quality Torah, there was nothing else, everyone was a Ben-torah, and conducted business that way, you never saw a bounced check. No body would even think of, starting a business which would take away someone else's business or cause hardship to others. We were one community, & we all helped each other with no class distinction.
    I guess we could compose s kinah on our longing for Lakewood just 25 years back. I can't even dream of R' Aaron's zatzal days.
    At this point we have been conquered & we are now ruled, by some other monster. I think unfortunately the whole country & somewhat world has gone that way.
    There is a ghost town the Vineland NJ, many counties in Central NY & neighboring Pennsylvania, with vast acreages for almost free, old houses & even some old shul & Jewish day school, almost empty or already empty, all waiting for a small group who want only Torah to came & take.
    Wake up & start new, I am pretty if Reb Aaron was still living he wouldn't stay in this Lakewood he would build new.
    Let us sell to these machers & let them build what they want, & we will go somewhere we could rebuild Torah. Let us quote Donald T, make America great again. Make the Torah community great again.
    Maybe make this a post of it's own.

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    1. Go back in a time machine and you can live in Lala land. Times change move on stop dreaming about what used to be and help nurture the current generation. and by the way life wsnt as rosy as the picture you paint.

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