Planning Board 2-21-10 Subcommittee Minutes Print E-mail

MONTVILLE TOWNSHIP PLANNING BOARD

8:30AM Start

195 Changebridge Road, Montville Municipal Building

SUBCOMMITTEE Minutes OF January 21, 2010

ROLL CALL

Ladis Karkowsky  - present

Ms. Nielson - present

Mr. Lipari    - present    

Mr. Visco     - present

BUSINESS

PC09-40 Towaco Crossings, LLC – 8 Whitehall Rd. – B: 96, L: 3 – restaurant/retail

Present:  Jim Stathis, Tony Garrett, Mark Walker, PE & Jack Costantino

Applicant is in contact with NJ Transit for shared parking.  Applicant advised to meet with adjacent owner (vet building) to seek possibility of cross easements/future connections/etc. 

Applicant proposes a pedestrian bridge that will connect to Towaco Transit area.

Applicant instructed to look at further reduction of impervious coverage and to discuss these concepts with the Planning Board engineer. Applicant also required addressing aquifer as well as presentation of soil logs and water table info. 

Applicant’s architect to address:  adequate space for collection, separation (recycle), storage and cartage for all tenant (restaurant, retail & residence) trash removal.  Applicant indicated the restaurant will be responsible for the entire complex trash management which may result in a larger dumpster area or more or frequent service.  Applicant was asked to include a pedestrian lighting plan with revisions to ensure safety of those using dumpster area.  Look at some type of berm in front of the parking lot interior.

Applicant indicated all mechanicals are located within the structure; none will be installed on roofline.

Once final drawings are available, obtain some input from some of our review agencies like DRC, HPRC; contact EDC and Chamber of Commerce for support reviews and meet with Towaco Fire Prevention Offices (Harry  Shaub). 

As to shared parking concept, applicant requested to continue conversations with NJ Transit, to contact owner of animal hospital as it relates possible easements/future connections should animal hospital vacates and to further discussions with the County as to their proposal of parallel parking on Whitehall parking, and to make sure that the applicant develops a valet plan acceptable to this board and Fire Prevention.

Applicant was asked to submit a summary of all operations at the Towaco Crossing as it relates to Hours of operation (indoor and out), any entertainment and/or any banquet use.  How will these activities relate to retail use?

Applicant hopes to submit by March and anticipates opening October 2011.

PMISC10-01 National Fleet Parts, Inc. – 2 Como Ct. – B: 41, L: 1.4 – warehouse/storage 1,200 s.f. for parts – hours of operation 8am-5pm Mon-Fri – no signage requested – 1 employee – no outdoor storage – no commercial vehicles – carried for more information

PMISC10-02 Z. One Concept USA, Inc. – 26 Chapin Rd. Unit 1102 – B: 183, L: 7.1 – Office (1,330 s.f.)/warehouse (5,670 s.f.) for distribution of hair care products – 5 employees – 8am-5pm Mon-Fri – 1 tractor trailer delivery per day – signage to be in compliance with approved theme (First Industrial) – Approved subject to compliance with agency findings and use letter, as well as sigh theme. 

PMSP/F07-12 K&S at Montville – 49 Old Ln. – B: 39.07, L: 2 – discussion re: wing walls

Mrs. White indicated this developer constructed an entrance wall with gates which were not part of the prior approval.  Since he has to come in with soil removal, applicant will be required to amend his application for appropriate variances and approvals at the same time. 

Mrs. White was asked to deal with various window signs that were placed without approval. 

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Linda White

 
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