Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Developer of Green Village Road School property cannot exceed 125 residential units; planning board stresses importance of incentives.
The Madison Planning Board agreed during its Tuesday meeting that the redevelopment project for the Green Village Road School property will maintain a residential density cap of 125 units, along with incentives, for the entire site. The board motioned to include language about the density cap in the site’s construction requirements following suggestions from Susan Blickstein, the board’s professional planner. Blickstein had modified the redevelopment plan for the property and said she wanted insight from the board. “I’m trying to come up with parameters that you feel reasonably comfortable with including in the redevelopment plan,” Blickstein said. Blickstein explained that the zoning uses for the upper part of the site – 2.6 acres – are …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Waseem, Stony's continued to June 7 meeting.
The Madison Planning Board memorialized several resolutions this week, while continuing other matters until its next meeting June 7. Resolutions for Memorialization: At the applicant’s request, Case No. P 10-8, Waseem Enterprises’s amended application with variances, 103 Main Street, first heard April 5, was continued to June 7. Preliminary and final site plan with variances for Stony’s restaurant at 20 Waverly Place, Case No. P 11-006, was heard and continued to June 7 to allow submission of additional information and plan revisions.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Now part of master plan, it keeps borough eligible for Green Acres funding.
The Madison Planning Board approved an update of the Open Space and Recreation Plan that goes for Green Acres state funding, and also adopted the plan as the element for the borough's master plan. Chris Kellogg of the borough's Open Space Committee introduced a presentation given by Barbara Heskins Davis of the Land Conservancy of New Jersey. Davis presented maps detailing the update. The update is required by the state incentive plan through Green Acres, through which the borough has been able to receive $1.6 million since 2004, when it became eligible. "It reviews goals for open space acquisition, goes over inventory of available land, shows what's been preserved..." Davis said of the update. "If it's not included on this map, and all or…
Hearing will continue at Feb. 23 meeting.
The Madison Planning Board spent the large majority of its meeting Tuesday night listening to testimony from the group attempting to develop the property at the corner of Greenwood Avenue and Main Street. Greenwood Property Group is proposing to take the land located at 122 Main St. and develop it as a mixed-use building, with the top floor for office use and the ground floor for retail use. The site had previously been used as an Exxon service station. Though most of the testimony seemed to be acceptable by the board, there was discussion that came up at the end over a disputed variance. Attorney Nino Coviello, a partner at Saiber, LLC in Florham Park, represented the group to the board. The main portion of the group's testimony came from…