MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD
SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING -
AUGUST 24, 2011
195 Changebridge Road, Montville
Karkowsky - present
Nielson - absent
Lipari - present
Mr. Visco - present
Township staff: Meghan Hunscher, Principal Planner - present
Brook Plaza- 5 Bloomfield Ave. – B: 162, L: 2. Discuss
proposed changes to approved site plan
Present for the
application: Mr. John Azarian, property
Mr. Azarian presented the
subcommittee with a memo of proposed changes, totaling eight items, and a
revised rendering of the façade with modified towers. Mr. Azarian indicated that after going out to bid on the project, the estimates that
were returned were two and a half times what approved for loan. He valued engineered the project and now
proposes a modification to the architecture including reducing height of
towers. Mr. Lipari asked for
clarification regarding proposed architecture along Bloomfield Avenue. Mr. Azarian indicated that the façade
treatment would extend to this side of the building. Instead of shrubbery, large planters are
requested by the subcommittee.
Mr. Lipari asked subcommittee
for input and vote on items in memo from Mr. Azarian. Items 1 through 3 are acceptable. Regarding curbing, the subcommittee agreed to
keep the Belgian block and make minor repairs.
The subcommittee feels the board should deliberate lighting
proposed. Mr. Lipari suggested that the
applicant’s architect or engineer discuss with Mr. Omland that the lighting is
sufficient. A memo would be sufficient
to satisfy this issue.
Pavers proposed for sidewalk
interior to site will be installed within two to three years. Ms. Hunscher indicated that the Developer’s
Agreement would reflect phasing of the site plan. Mr. Lipari felt strongly that bonding is
needed for phased portions of project including lighting and sidewalks.
Regarding new sidewalks, Mr. Azarian agrees to still install the sidewalks
but asks to defer construction for 2 to 3 years
The subcommittee felt
strongly about keeping the power washing for the westerly side of the building. Mr. Azarian agreed.
Mr. Azarian will contact Ms.
Hunscher with timeline for preparation of revised site plan. Scheduling for the amended plan would
tentatively be for the September 8 hearing.
PMISC11-26 Q. Glass – 524 Main Rd.
– B: 39, L: 31 – Discuss response letter to Burgis memo regarding refacing
The subcommittee agreed to Daniel
Dotterweich’s proposal, which they found consistent with Mr. Burgis
memo, with the inclusion of the foundation or lower band. The subcommittee also agreed that they wanted
to see shutters installed. Dark green,
similar to the Boiling Springs Bank, was approved as a color.
PMISC11-34 George Korfant (GK Spa) 70 Old Bloomfield
Ave – B: 172, L: 15 – 1,100 s.f. hair removal spa – 1 employee – hours of
operation 11am-6pm Mon-Fri – signage in compliance with approved theme
Approved as presented. No conditions.
PMISC11-35 Middle Atlantic Products – 1
Chapin Rd. – B: 182, L: 5 – warehouse/storage of
metal products (36,185 s.f.) – no signage – no outdoor storage of vehicles – 2
employees – hours of operation 8am-5pm Mon-Fri
Approved as presented. No
PMS/C11-07 Pizza Hut – 34 Rt. 46W – B: 176, L: 4.2 – minor site plan. Discuss potential new application and site
plan improvements for Pep Boys on Route 46 to replace Pine Brook Tire.
Present for the
application: Mr. Steve Schepis,
attorney; Mr. Eddie Caus, property owner
This was a preliminary
discussion by subcommittee, pre-completeness determination, to discuss issues
regarding site plan. Mr. Schepis gave
overview of 1972 building constructed by O’Dowd family with three separate tenants. Original tenants were deli, hair salon,
furniture store. Subsequently reduced to
two tenants. Crib
City furniture owners
also own building now. BOA granted
variance to put in a Dunkin Donuts due to FAR ratio max 25%. 70% of building would be furniture
store. Ordinance subsequently modified
to eliminate FAR. PB now has jurisdiction. Hours of operation for Pizza Hut proposed to
be10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Dunkin Donuts existing
hours 5 a.m. to midnight and Crib City 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Cross access easement
between Burlington Coat Factory and PQ. For
Pizza Hut, vehicles are owned by individual drivers, no overnight storage of
Mr. Lipari recommends that
the property owner put a sign that says “additional parking in rear” placed on
the site adjacent to the access drive.
Sign variance required for façade sign.
Mr. Lipari asked the applicant about doors at the side and rear. Doors at rear are for delivery access. Doors at side are for emergency access.
Site plans and architectural
drawings need to be revised to be consistent with each other. They will be submitted by Friday. Applicant is tentatively scheduled for first
meeting in September. Mr. Lipari
requested that Ms. Hunscher contact Mr. Burgis regarding the anticipated release
of his memo and specifically landscaping comments.
The subcommittee agreed that
a traffic study from the applicant was not necessary nor is a response traffic
study from Mr. Omland’s office. Ms.
Hunscher will contact Mr. Omland.
Discuss potential new application and
site plan improvements for Pep Boys on Route 46 to replace Pine Brook Auto Body
Ms. Hunscher explained that Pep
Boys is in lease negotiations for the current Pine Brook Auto Body on Route 46
to replace Pine Brook Auto Body. Pep Boys
inquired as to whether they would require a full site plan or site plan
waiver. Ms Hunscher indicated that the
site received site plan approval with use variance in 1985. Signage was approved at that time. Proposal is to install approved monument sign
and paint building to have Pep Boys logo and colors.
Subcommittee agreed that site
plan waiver was sufficient and full site plan is not required.
There being no additional
items to discuss, the meeting was unanimously adjourned at 9:45 a.m.
Planner / Planning Board Secretary