MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP MASTER PLAN SUBCOMMITTEE
July 14, 2010
8:00 AM Start
195 Changebridge Road, Montville Municipal Building
Karkowsky - absent
Mr. Visco - present
Lewis - present
Present: Joseph Burgis, Planner
discussion on Route 202 Masterplan
reviewed a draft report prepared by Mr. Burgis incorporating three areas of the
township as a planning framework to guide these areas as to future
reviewed today involved properties along Rt. 46 and Changebridge Road.
indicated we will be taking some other properties into consideration as part of
the master plan review, noting the area along Rt. 202 containing the Pennick
lands and the V&L recycling lands.
These areas need some on site inspections as well as a separate look as
to the corridors in this area and remaining lands. Other areas discussed involved the lands/uses
within Valhalla; the accessory/principal
function of this area, the uniqueness of the amenities. General discussion ensued on existing uses,
parking, neighborhood themes and character, safety issues, and how zoning
ordinance may be developed to address those concerns. Mrs. White reminded subcommittee that the Lake Valhalla
association had asked for rezoning several years back. These are the areas that will be further
investigated. Mrs. White indicated that
along with this area, we should look at the other recreational areas existing
in community noting the Wheeler Sunrise Lake
campgrounds as well as the Croation
Park area (religious camp
The members of
subcommittee decided to take a tour next Friday July 23rd at 1PM to
visit the Wheeler property and Croation
Park to get an idea of the
existing features. Mrs. White will
coordinate Sunshine notice and access to sites.
reminded the subcommittee that we need written comments from the HPRC based on
the chairman’s request at the public meeting when we discussed the Rt. 202 corridor
review. Mr. Visco indicated he reminded
them at their meeting of the need to commit the changes/comments to writing and
get this to the Planning Board. Mrs.
White would send a letter from the Subcommittee to them today telling them we
need written comments no later than 9/15/10 so that the final master plan
documents can be updated and adopted by Fall.
also indicated there are a number of inconsistencies reviewing some of the
corridor discussed. After a general
review of the various mixed uses and zoning along the eastbound area of rt. 94
from the First Industrial No. 55 building down to the borders of West Caldwell, Mr. Burgis felt that the B3 zone may be
better than existing industrial to allow for revitalization of the area.
offered that some of the environmental mapping does not reflect the
riparian/buffers of the Passaic
River. This should be address on final revisions.
discussion evolved as to zoning from the western part of Chapin Road up to the border
of Parsippany since there is some B3 existing near Wendy’s/Chapin Road area,
then it goes to industrial (First Industrial).
Other uses along corridor discussed, and it was felt that this area may
be better served as retail also. Leave
the other First Industrial office complex under the existing zoning
Changebridge Road looked at. Discussion on whether or not there should be
additional retail added beyond what the Planning Board originally allowed
several years ago pursued. Concerns were
raised about ensuring no impact to existing residential uses as well as any
increased traffic impacts. Members
discussed overlay zones, capping allowances on retail if permitted, or some
type of limited use as well as ensuring adequate buffers are created. Members reviewed from Old Bloomfield Avenues
up to the existing R27D zoning. Members discussed expanding the R27D zone from
existing areas up to Woodmont areas.
Mr. Burgis was
asked to come back with revisions of draft indicating the areas discussed from
Rt. 46 eastbound, as well as lower Changebridge Road area (under exhibit 2A)
and look at both sides of this area to allow some type of activity that would
help promote redevelopment of the older vacant warehouse buildings (again
perhaps an overlay) as well as the opposite side from existing R27D. Perhaps this zone needs to be readdressed to
allow for the possibility of revitalization in some of these older areas.
expected to be scheduled second week of August, will focus on the other areas
of draft report River Road
areas, Changebridge Road North
and 202 East.
Linda M. White