A developer seeking permission to build 92 apartments and adjacent retail space has temporarily put the plan on hold after officials found notices required to be sent to neighboring residents was “defective.”
The notice did not include all of the necessary information legally required on the application, and therefore needs to be resent, the township’s zoning board attorney said. The matter had been scheduled for a hearing Wednesday night, but representatives for Kamson Corporation, the developer, were not allowed to present their case. The hearing centers around the development of a 9.39-acre triangular parcel of land with frontage on Route 88, Jack Martin Boulevard and Burrsville Road.
Kamson’s plan calls for three buildings consisting of approximately 48,431 square feet of retail space and 92 total residential apartment units and a fourth building consisting of 5,000 square feet of dedicated retail space along with parking, outdoor plazas, site lighting, landscaping and stormwater management, a filing with the township’s building department said.
The proposal has generated opposition from residents of neighboring streets, who fear they will be inundated with traffic, unable to safely turn onto the state highway and be subject to flooding from excess stormwater.
Originally, Kamson had proposed 66 apartments at the site alongside a 103-room Marriott hotel. That proposal was abandoned, however, after the owner of a small piece of land on the triangular lot sued, challenging the fact that the planning board, rather than the Zoning Board of Adjustment, was hearing the case.
A new hearing date was not set Wednesday night, but Kamson’s representatives said they were still planning to move forward with the development.