Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Lakewood planing board meeting tonight

Lakewood township planning board hearing 6-8 pm at the municipal bldng
Agenda HERE and below Takeback Lakewood post HERE

1. Resolution of Appointment – Oak Street Core Residential Dev Subcommittee
2. SD 1410V – Resolution Vacating Approval

3. SD 2025 – Amending Resolution clarifying landscaping requirements
4. SD 2069A Sam Rabinowitz c/o Accurate Builders
 Locust Street Block 1081, Lot 4
 Amended Preliminary and Final Major Subdivision for 74 residential units

5. SP 2197 Sporrelli, LLC
 Swarthmore Avenue Block 1609, Lot 16
Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan for an addition to an existing warehouse
6. SP 2200 Congregation Williams Street
 Williams Street Block 411, Lots 12.01, 12.02, & 13
Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan for a synagogue
7. SP 2201 Congregation Rachmistrivka Inc
 Delaware Trail Block 2.04, Lots 2.05, 2.06, 22, & 24
Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan for a school
8. SP 2203 Congregation Chabad of Lakewood
 Central Avenue Block 12.04, Lot 46.02
Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan for a synagogue and mikva
9. SD 2147 DYA Investment & Development Group, LLC
 Miller Road Block 11.03, Lots 2 & 90.03
Preliminary and Final Major Subdivision to create 6 lots 
10. SP 2187 KG Investments
 Chestnut and River Avenue Block 1070, Lots 1 & 3
Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan for a combined retail and office building,
existing gas pumps to remain
11. SD 2145 ARM Realty & Construction
 Netherwood Drive Blocks 433, 434, 435, & 436
Denial of a Preliminary and Final Major Subdivision to create 21 lots
12. SD 2150 Platinum Developers
 South Bell Avenue Block 830, Lots 42 & 43
Preliminary and Final Major Subdivision to create eleven lots
13. SD 2152 JMR Enterprises, LLC
 Henry Street Block 777, Lot 16
Minor Subdivision to create four lots
14. SP 2204AA Congregation Zichron Chazon Ish
 Williams Street Block 420, Lot 31
Change of Use/Site Plan Exemption to convert existing house into a syngagogue
15. SP 2209AA Shmuel Pepper
 30 Gudz Road Block 11.30, Lot 13
Change of Use/Site Plan Exemption to convert existing house into a school and
syngagogue
5. CORRESPONDENCE
• SP 1856 Yeshiva Toras Emes – request return of funds held for future sidewalks
• SP 2038 Yeshiva Tifereth Torah – clarification on sidewalk waiver
• SD 2136 Aaron Finkelstein – clarification on approved lot coverage
• SP 2059AA Congregation Tiferes Shmuel Corp – request to utilize synagogue full time
rather than weekends only as originally proposed
• SP 2167 Congregation Lutzk – request to remove condition requiring fence installation
• SD 1958 Paramount Developers – relocation of approved AC units from rear to side of
dwellings
6. PLAN REVIEW ITEMS*
1. SD 2165 Isaac Anemar
 Gudz Road Block 11.02, Lot 15
Minor Subdivision to create two lots
2. SP 2206 Congregation Dover Sholom, Inc
 Squankum Road Block 104, Lot 18
Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan for a dwelling with a house of worship
3. SD 2170 Thomas Rosenberg
 Ridge Avenue Block 223, Lots 83.03 (future 83.05) & 89
Minor Subdivision to create three lots 
4. SD 2160 Madison Holdings LLC
 East Fifth Street Block 236, Lots 23, 24, & 29
Minor Subdivision to realign lot lines for three lots
7. PUBLIC HEARING
1. SP 2144 Yosef Hirsch
 East County Line Road Block 208.01, Lots 14 & 15
Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan for a mixed use site (retail, office, shul)
2. SD 2119 1495 East Spruce, LLC
 East Spruce Street Block 855.01, Lots 26 & 29
 Preliminary and Final Major Subdivision to create five lots
3. SD 2142 Congregation Kol Aryeh
 Hope Chapel Road Block 24.04, Lot 5
Minor subdivision to create two lots
Applicant has requested to table this item until further notice.
4. SP 2181 River 1161, LLC
 River Avenue Block 1064, Lot 4
Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan for an addition to an existing grocery store
Applicant has requested to table this item until further notice.
5. SD 2157 Dovid Berger
 Second Street Block 72, Lot 7.01
Preliminary and Final Major Subdivision to create 5 lots
6. SD 2159 Mark Properties, LLC
 Providence Avenue Block 1048, Lots 1 & 5
Preliminary and Final Major Subdivision to create 11 lots
7. SD 2161 Aaron Finkelstein
 Central Avenue Block 77, Lot 2
Minor Subdivision to create two lots
8. SP 2198 ARM Land Group, LLC
 Lanes Mill Road Block 189.04, Lot 196
Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan to convert an existing house to a school
and build a new dormitory
9. SP 2199 Harold Herskowitz
 Third Street Block 91, Lot 6
Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan for a 5 story office and retail building
10. SD 2162 LS Holdings, LLC
 Locust Street Block 1083, Lot 1
Preliminary and Final Major Subdivision to create nine lots 
11. SD 2163 ARM Developers, LLC
 Prospect Street Block 445, Lots 17.01-17.12 & 18
Preliminary and Final Major Subdivision to create thirty-two lots
12. SD 2164 Barbara Flannery
 Atlantic Avenue Block 377, Lots 26.04-26.08
Minor Subdivision to adjust lot lines (no additional lots)
13. SD 2146 Mordechai Eichorn
 Central Avenue Block 12.04, Lot 48
Minor Subdivision to create three lots
8. PUBLIC PORTION
9. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
• Minutes from the September 6, 2016 Planning 

12 comments:

  1. From Take back Lakewood,
    Important Reminder:

    Tonight, Wednesday Oct. 26th at 6:00 PM there will be a planning board meeting.

    While the provided agenda lists one liners, here are the details behind tonight's agenda. If you care about changing the status quo - be there tonight and let's have a strong showing to make a large impact.

    Wednesday October 26 - Planning Board meeting at 6:00 PM (Isru Chag)

    PUBLIC HEARING Agenda - See bolded applications for the ones that need to be opposed.
    Please attend this meeting and speak up when the public is invited to comment on each application.

    After looking into just 6 of the applications, the applicants are attempting to build 65+ houses using a combined 28 variances!!!!

    1. SP 2144 Yosef Hirsch East County Line Road Block 208.01, Lots 14 & 15 Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan for a mixed use site (retail, office, shul)
    2. SD 2119 1495 East Spruce, LLC East Spruce Street Block 855.01, (East Spruce between New Hampshire and Albert) Lots 26 & 29 Subdivision to create five lots
    ~ Variances include:
    1) Minimum lot area - Where 20,000 sqft is required they want only 15,000 sqft
    2) Minimum lot width - Where 100 feet is required they want as little as 51-53 feet for some lots.

    5. SD 2157 Dovid Berger Second Street (NW corner of Route 9 and 2nd Street!!) Block 72, Lot 7.01 Subdivision to create 5 lots
    ~ Variances include
    1) Minimum lot area - Where 10,000 sqft is needed, they want only 9,000 - 9,500 sqft.
    2) Minimum front yard setback to Route 9 - Where 75 feet is required they want only 19 feet!
    3) Minimum side yard setback - Where 7 feet is required they want only 5 feet
    4) Maximum building coverage - Where 30% is allowed they want up to 40%!!
    5) Minimum side yard setback - where 12 feet are required they want only 5 feet.
    6) Minimum Combined side yard setback - Where 25 feet is required they want only 11!!

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    1. number 1. a retail/ office and shul mega plaza right n the center of countyline between somerset and brook road will simply choke the entire area. has anyone passed that area during the day the past 2 years in less than 10 minutes????? this is insane!!!!!! there are barely any objectors there simply because the immediate properties are owned by developers and couldn't care less how this will affect the entire brookhill/ Tuscany/ county line/ raintree area. this is outrageous

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    2. Countyline is zoned commercial (I believe). Therefore your tayne isn't so valid because it's confirming with zoning rules. Not his problem that developers got their residential non-conforming projects approved, either with variances or rezoning. That's what's choking the area.

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    3. that's actually in the R-12 zone. which is residential lots for larger single family houses. something like Tuscany right next door

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  2. 6. SD 2159 Mark Properties, LLC Providence Avenue Block 1048, Lots 1 & 5 (Behind Presidential) Subdivision to create 11 lots.
    ~ Variances include:
    1) Minimum lot area - Where 10,000 sqft are required they want 6-7,000 sqft for the single family houses.
    2) Minimum Lot width - Where 75 feet is required they want between 60-70 feet
    3) Minimum front yard setback - Where 30 feet is required they want only 25 feet.
    4) Minimum rear yard setback - Where 20 feet is required they want only 10.
    5) Minimum side yard setback - Where 10 feet is required they want only 7.5 feet.
    6) Minimum Aggregate Side yard setback - Where 25 feet is required they want only 15 feet
    7) Maximum building coverage - Where 30% is permitted they want 35%

    7) SD 2161 Aaron Finkelstein Central Avenue Block 77, Lot 2 Minor Subdivision to create two lots

    8. SP 2198 ARM Land Group, LLC Lanes Mill Road Block 189.04, Lot 196 Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan to convert an existing house to a school and build a new dormitory

    9. SP 2199 Harold Herskowitz Third Street Block 91, Lot 6 Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan for a 5 story office and retail building - Conforming application - no variances

    10. SD 2162 LS Holdings, LLC Locust Street Block 1083, Lot 1 (corner of Locust and Vermont) Subdivision to create nine lots (mix of duplexes and townhouses)
    ~ Variances for the duplexes include:
    1) Minimum Lot Area - Where 8,500 sqft is needed, they want only 8,250
    2) Minimum Front Yard Setback - Where 15 feet is required they want only 10 feet
    3) Minimum Rear Yard Setback - Where 15 feet is required they want only 10 feet
    Variances for the townhouses include:
    1) Minimum Rear Yard Setback - Where 20 feet is required they want only 10 feet
    2) Minimum Side Yard Setback - Where 20 feet is required they want only 17.5 feet
    3) Maximum Building Coverage - Where 35% is allowed - they want 36%
    There does not appear to be adequate off street parking

    11. SD 2163 ARM Developers, LLC Prospect Street Block 445, Lots 17.01-17.12 & 18 (SW corner of Prospect and Mass.) Subdivision to create thirty two lots (duplexes) and a cul de sac
    ~ Variances include:
    1) Minimum Front Yard Setback - Where 25 feet is required they want a smaller setback
    2) Minimum Rear Yard Setback - Where 15 feet is required they a smaller setback

    12. SD 2164 Barbara Flannery Atlantic Avenue Block 377, Lots 26.04-26.08 Minor Subdivision to adjust lot lines (no additional lots)

    13. SD 2146 Mordechai Eichorn Central Avenue Block 12.04, Lot 48 (Central - across from Hollywood Ave) Subdivision to create three lots ~ ~Variances include:
    1) Minimum lot area - Where 12,000 sqft is required they want only 11,250 sqft.
    2) Minimum lot width - Where 90 feet are required they want only 75 feet
    3) Side yard setback - Where 25 feet are required they want only 20 feet
    There aren't enough parking spots in the driveways for the number of cars.

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  3. Number 11 Prospect Street is the corner of Prospect and Cross. It is insane to put up 32 lots on that corner. Traffic is often backed up beyond where the development begins.

    They will be installing a light there and with more developments on the way, it will only be backed up more.

    The only way for people to get out of that development, will be if they try to cut into the line of the north bound traffic, this will block the Southbound traffic and create a complete nightmare.

    No variances should be approved and whoever allowed the original zoning to be changed there needs to be kicked out of office.

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    1. That project is ripe for bankruptcy. I doubt it will see the light of day even if it gets approved.

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  4. What happened to SD 2149 ? Are the conspiring applicant parties hoping that Lakewood's taxpaying citizens will simply forget?? How many more Planning Board meetings will they have to cancel due to "lack of quorum" ?!?

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  5. As usual, Lakewood Township is the laughingstock of the surrounding townships.

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  6. Did anyone show up to the planning board and protest the rubberstamping or just chatter and complaints on a website....

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    1. At last nights meeting there were numerous successes indicating that the message is getting through.

      1) There was a visible large number of people there that aren't usually at the meetings.

      2) The board president announced that pursuant to directions that they've received from the Township Committee, they will be a lot tougher now on approving variances and they would prefer that applications reduce density and come with no variances.

      3) Members got up to speak to oppose an application looking to build a new cul de sac with 5 houses in the place of 2.The board grilled the developer and ultimately denied the application with a resounding across the board no!

      4) An application to build 11 lots in the Oak Street Area was denied after the board noted the numerous variances that were requested.

      Unfortunately the planning board meetings last 3+ hours and the public hearing portions are at the end of the meeting which caused many people to leave as the night went on.

      Tonight at 7:30 there is a Township Committee meeting. The township committee meetings are very short (often just 40 minutes) and the portion open to public comments is very close to the beginning. This is extremely important as the township committee has the power to really change things and to replace zoning board members. Please come to the meeting on time at 7:30 and speak up at the 4 minute per person public portion. Tell them about how the traffic is impacting you and tell them that they need to do something to stop the overbuilding. Tell them that they need to overhaul the zoning board and ensure that the board stops downzoning. They are looking to vacate 4 more paper streets. Tell them to stop vacating streets and allowing everything to be a closed cul de sac. We need more through streets!!! See here http://www.takebacklakewood.com/township-committee-and-planning-and-zoning-board-members.html for 2 sample letters to get some ideas for talking points.

      Every person who speaks at the meeting will have a meaningful impact on the board and put them in the position of having to make more promises in public to do something. We need to get them to in front of the video-taped township committee meeting make meaningful promises and explain what they will do to fix things. It is a short meeting and very easy to attend and speak up.

      Please attend the meeting and give an up to 4 minute speech!!

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  7. https://youtu.be/cdvLtCji1mU

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