Planning Board Masterplan Subcommittee Agenda 2-2-10 Print E-mail


8:30AM Start

195 Changebridge Road, Montville Municipal Building



Mr. Karkowsky - present        

Ms. Nielson  - present                      

Mr. Lipari - absent                       

Mr. Lewis - present

Mr. Visco  - present

Also Present:  Joseph Burgis, Planner

                        Tony Speciale


Discussion of Rt. 202 corridor

Mr. Burgis summarized the map prepared for our study of Rt. 202 consisting of 3 miles, 276 acres and involving 103 properties.  The extent of the study does not involve the Towaco Center area, but does extend to border of Boonton.  Emery not included at this time, except for road frontage lots.  Map reviewed indicating zones, non-conforming uses and helps in analyzing how to determine certain zones.  Where there is a concentration of stars in one area that is indicative of the need to review that area and zoning in greater depth as well as those areas which have uses that are not permitted use in current zone classifications. 

OB2A zone reviewed.  Expand line in study near corner of Traits to review how this property involves itself with the corridor. Zoning was changed in past to a zone that would prohibit retail due to traffic concerns. 

How is our master plan going to be affected with changes with COAH and DEP changes? 

Discussion ensued on master plan provisions, offering some specific design features which will allow for the type of design elements to enhance the site.  Whatever the use, we have to design parameters and inclusion of the streetscape policy we have been using. We also want to make sure to link façade styles together so that there is a consistency in smaller area rather than a mishmash type of look.  Existing residential will remain permitted, with areas redefined.  

On certain uses, we may wish to consider supplementary regulations and find a way to control entrance/exit on smaller lots.  Specific uses not discussed at this time but we do want to make sure to include statements that give incentives to consolidate properties for the purposes of decreasing of any traffic, impervious and other issues.  Discussion ensued about internal circulations  

Agenda schedule is set for both Rt. 202 study/Housing Element.  Housing Element is done for Highland’s submittal done March 1.  Next Tuesday February 9th we will review this document at Master Plan level.

Secretary has agenda schedules noted for either or so that we can decide those mornings which work product is ready for discussion.  The Planning Board meeting will not be cancelled for 2/11/10, and we will use that meeting night to look further at the Corridor study.  Scheduling discussed.   Tuesday 8:30 PM and regular meeting next Thursday for master plan studies.    

PMISC10-04 Schuylkill Haven Casket Co – 20 Chapin Rd. Unit 1011 – B: 183, L: 7.2 – 1,421 s.f. office/5,579 s.f. warehouse for distribution of caskets – 5 employees – 7am-5pm Mon-Fri – 1 tractor trailer deliver per quarter and one delivery box truck a week – signage to be in compliance with approved theme. (First Industrial)

Approved subject to use letter and agency findings.

PMISC10-05 A. Mason Title Agency – 115 Horseneck Rd. – B: 139.3, L: 7.3 – office 1,750 s.f. for title agency – 4 employees – hours of operation 9am-5pm Mon-Fr. – signage to be in compliance with approved theme (Casha & Casha)

Approved subject to use letter and agency findings.

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

Approved subject to use letter and agency findings.

Respectfully submitted,

Linda M. White


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