Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The application was approved by the zoning board.
The zoning board approved an application for changes to the former Town & Country on Route 202/206 that will now be turned into an Audi dealership. “This will do Bridgewater much better in the future,” said zoning board member Lee Schapiro at the Jan. 15 zoning board meeting. “It is better than what is already there.” The plans for the property are to create an Audi dealership, owned by Chris Preziosi and his brother, Albert. “This is a family business we have owned for 20 years,” Chris Preziosi said. “We have Nissan, Toyota, Honda and Subaru dealerships throughout New Jersey. The dealership was for sale, and my brother and I are about to acquire the majority share of it with the current owner.” Currently, there is an empty shell of a …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Application was approved after discussions on improving traffic.
The zoning board voted unanimously last month to approve a site plan for a new CVS at the corner of Union and Finderne avenues, saying they are comfortable that all traffic concerns will be fixed. The application was originally before the board earlier this year, but board members were concerned about the additional traffic at the intersection, including the proposals for having right in and right out access on Union and full access to the building onto Finderne. After working with the New Jersey Department of Transportation and the county, CVS representatives have said that if the application is approved, the company will pay for revising the intersection by creating a dedicated left turn lane on both sides of Union Avenue, as well as a …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
CVS will make lane changes if its application for a building on the corner of Union and Finderne avenues is approved.
After bucking concerns about traffic on Union Avenue with vehicles being able to make lefts out of a proposed CVS on the corner of Union and Finderne, the applicant has promised, if approved, that it will take responsibility for making road improvements that the NJDOT has so far been unable to afford. Gary Dean, traffic engineer with the applicant, informed the zoning board of these plans Tuesday, saying that since CVS was last before the board in March, representatives have met with the New Jersey Department of Transportation and Somerset County to work out the kinks in the plan. The original proposal was for a CVS on the corner of Finderne and Union avenues. The county has jurisdiction over Finderne Avenue, while the state DOT owns Union…
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
The zoning board is ready to hear comments from residents.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
After listening to all testimony and hearing questions from residents, the zoning board is preparing to hear final comments, deliberate—and possibly make a decision concerning a proposed T-Mobile cell tower at the Green Knoll Volunteer Fire Company. The application, which was first heard Aug. 3, 2010, is expected to come to a vote at Tuesday's special meeting, to be held at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal complex courtroom. The application calls for a proposed 130-foot T-Mobile cell tower at the fire company, in the middle of a residential zone. The zoning board has heard testimony concerning radio frequency in a residential area, as well as the need for a tower to improve coverage in the area of Foothill Road. But residents have expressed many…
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
T-Mobile, local residents continue clash over proposed tower.
The saga involving a T-Mobile application for a 130-foot cell tower to be installed at the Green Knoll Volunteer Fire Company continued at Tuesday’s zoning board of adjustment meeting, as real estate appraisal professionals from both sides took turns discussing whether or not they believed property values of nearby homes would be affected. Robert Heffernan, a real estate appraiser speaking on behalf of resident Joseph Kirk in opposition to the proposed tower, continued his argument that property values would decline in the surrounding area if the application were to be approved and the tower built. “The tower on fire company property being proposed here this evening is going to be 130 feet [tall] in an area where there is nothing that goes…