Author: Maple Shade

SPW-325, Best Furniture Upholstering

SPW-325

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE PLANNING BOARD

RESOLUTION NO.:  SPW-325

RESOLUTION GRANTING SITE PLAN WAIVER

TO BEST FURNITURE UPHOLSTERING, BLOCK 127, LOT 11

TAX MAP OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE

 

WHEREAS, Best Furniture Upholstering, (the “Applicant”) has made application to the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade for a site plan waiver to permit the use as furniture upholstering store at Block 127, Lot 11, Township of Maple Shade; and,

WHEREAS, Mark Yates, owner of the Applicant provided testimony that he is proposing to occupy a former jewelry store with a furniture upholstery store.  Mr. Yates testified that his operation retrieves items from people’s house, transports to the items to his shop where he reupholsters the furniture and then he delivers the finished product back to the client.  Mr. Yates testified that his hours of operation are from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday and 9 am to 12 pm on Saturday.  Mr. Yates testified that there would be no retail operation at the site and that he is proposing 1 other part time employee and 1 other part time delivery person.  Mr. Yates testified that he would utilize his Ford E350 for transporting the furniture; and

WHEREAS, the Site Plan Advisory Board provided full support for the application and Board Engineer, Paul Cray referred to his review letter dated September 2, 2014, made a part hereof by reference, in providing his full support and the Applicant agreed to comply with the letter to the extent they had not done so already or sought relief from the same; and

WHEREAS, the meeting was opened to the public.  No member of the public testified; and

WHEREAS, the Board having heard the testimony presented, finds the following facts and conclusions of law:

  1. The subject property is defined as 58 West Main Street and the use is a permitted use.
  2. Testimony in support of the Application was provided by Mark Yates as set forth above.
  3. The meeting was opened to the public for testimony. No member of the public testified.
  4. The Board finds that pursuant to Section 178-18B of the Township of Maple Shade land use regulations that a new site plan is not required as the Applicant is presenting a change in use that substantially complying with the previous site plan approval; and,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade that the Applicant is granted a site plan waiver to permit the use as a furniture reupholstering business as presented at the Planning Board meeting on September 24, 2014.


CERTIFICATION

            I hereby certify that this foregoing Resolution is a true memorializing resolution, as adopted by the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade in accordance with its decision at its regular meeting on September 24, 2014.

Dated:  October 22, 2014

Motion to grant site plan waiver was duly made by Mr. Fletcher and seconded by Mr. Bennett:

 

Those Eligible to Vote                        Those in Favor            Those Opposed

 

Mayor Saporito                                               x

Mr. Fletcher                                                    x

Mr. Wells                                                        x

Mr. Bennett                                                     x

Mr. Layne                                                       x

Mr. Spinelli                                                     x

Mr. Wilt                                                          x

Ms. Porrini                                                      x

Chairman Dugan                                             x

 

 

 

 

___________________________                                     ________________________

Chairman, Planning Board                                                 Rosemary Flaherty, Secretary

Township of Maple Shade                                                 Planning Board, Township

of Maple Shade

 

SPW-326, NorthStar VETS, LLC

SPW-326

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE PLANNING BOARD

RESOLUTION NO.:  SPW-326

RESOLUTION GRANTING SITE PLAN WAIVER WITH SIGN VARIANCE

TO NORTHSTAR VETS, LLC t/a NORTHSTAR VETS, BLOCK 189.01, LOT 2

TAX MAP OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE

 

WHEREAS, NorthStar VETS, LLC t/a NorthStar VETS, (the “Applicant”) has made application to the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade for a site plan waiver with sign variance to permit the use as a regional emergency veterinary clinic and outpatient office with relief for amount of façade sings and size of pylon sign at Block 189.01, Lot 2, Township of Maple Shade; and,

WHEREAS, Niall O’Brien, Esq., presented the application, stating that the Applicant is proposing a change of use of the building which formerly housed a mattress store.  Mr. O’Brien further noted that the Applicant is proposing a regional emergency veterinary clinic and they currently have a Robbinsville location and are proposing to make the Maple Shade location a satellite location.  Mr. O’Brien stated that the Applicant is seeking sign variance relief to place three (3) façade signs on the building and sign variance relief to exceed the size limit on the existing pylon signage for the center.  Mr. O’Brien introduced Dr. Daniel Stobie owner of the Applicant to provide testimony and also introduced the following exhibits in support of the application:

A-1      Aerial Photograph of Overall Commercial Property

A-2      Site Plan of Overall Commercial Property

A-3      Photographs of the Property

A-4      Sign Detail for Proposed Pylon Sign

A-5      Sign Detail fro Northeast and Northwest Building Facades

A-6      Sign Detail for Southeast Building Façade

 

Dr. Stobie testified in support of the application, noting that the Applicant accepts patients on a referral basis and that they do not operate as a primary care facility.  Dr. Stobie testified that they specialize in emergency care, specialized procedures, diagnostics and long term hospitalizations.  Dr. Stobie testified that the Applicant is open 24 hours per day and operate as an emergency facility after 8pm until 8 am.  Dr. Stobie testified that the total employees at the site would be 40, but there would be a maximum of 8-12 at any one shift.  Dr. Stobie testified that they see 6 or less patients per day, that they do not board the animals and that the parking at the site is more than sufficient for their needs.  Dr. Stobie testified that the additional façade signage and exceeding the maximum pylon signage area is necessary to provide better sight lines to motorists as they operate an emergency operation and because there isn’t an existing panel on the pylon sign to accommodate this operation. Dr. Stobie finally testified that waste will be handled through a pick up service; and

WHEREAS, the Site Plan Advisory Board provided full support for the application and Board Engineer, Paul Cray referred to his review letter dated September 2, 2014, made a part hereof by reference, in providing his full support and the Applicant agreed to comply with the letter to the extent they had not done so already or sought relief from the same; and

WHEREAS, the meeting was opened to the public.  No member of the public testified; and

WHEREAS, the Board having heard the testimony presented, finds the following facts and conclusions of law:

  1. The subject property is defined as 2834 Route 73 North and the use is a permitted use.
  2. Testimony in support of the Application was provided by Dr. Daniel Stobie as set forth above.
  3. The meeting was opened to the public for testimony. No member of the public testified.
  4. The Board finds that pursuant to Section 178-18B of the Township of Maple Shade land use regulations that a new site plan is not required as the Applicant is presenting a change in use that substantially complying with the previous site plan approval.
  5. The Board finds that the Applicant has provided sufficient testimony that the additional signage and size of signage is necessary to serve a public purpose of safety health and well-being and to provide variance relief will not have a detrimental impact on the community; and,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade that the Applicant is granted a site plan waiver to permit the use as a regional emergency veterinary clinic and grant variance relief to allow three (3) façade signs and an additional 3’ x 16’ panel on the pylon sign as presented at the Planning Board meeting on September 24, 2014.


CERTIFICATION

            I hereby certify that this foregoing Resolution is a true memorializing resolution, as adopted by the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade in accordance with its decision at its regular meeting on September 24, 2014.

Dated:  October 22, 2014

Motion to grant site plan waiver and variance relief for signage was duly made by Mr. Wells and seconded by Mayor Saporito:

 

Those Eligible to Vote                        Those in Favor            Those Opposed

 

Mayor Saporito                                               x

Mr. Fletcher                                                    x

Mr. Wells                                                        x

Mr. Bennett                                                     x

Mr. Layne                                                       x

Mr. Spinelli                                                     x

Mr. Wilt                                                          x

Ms. Porrini                                                      x

Chairman Dugan                                             x

 

 

 

 

___________________________                                     ________________________

Chairman, Planning Board                                                 Rosemary Flaherty, Secretary

Township of Maple Shade                                                 Planning Board, Township

of Maple Shade

 

SPW-329, Anderson Investment Properties, LLC

SPW-329

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE PLANNING BOARD

RESOLUTION NO.:  SPW-329

RESOLUTION GRANTING SITE PLAN WAIVER

TO ANDERSON INVESMENT PROPERTIES, LLC, BLOCK 189.02, LOT 3

TAX MAP OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE

 

WHEREAS, Anderson Investment Properties, LLC, (the “Applicant”) has made application to the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade for a site plan waiver to permit the use as UPS store at Block 189.02, Lot 3, Township of Maple Shade; and,

WHEREAS, Melanie Levan, Esq., introduced the application stating that the property is located in the Eastgate Center across from the mall and that the Applicant is moving his UPS Store from Moorestown to Maple Shade to accommodate a need for additional space.  Mr. Jonathan Anderson, the business owner, testified in support of the application, noting that his hours of operation would be from 9 am – 7 pm Monday through Friday and 9 am – 5 pm on Saturday with extended hours during the holiday season.  Mr. Anderson testified that this is a franchise store that will provide full service business services.  Mr. Anderson testified that there will be three (3) employees and that parking at the center is sufficient to meet his needs.  Mr. Anderson testified that loading deliveries are in box trucks and trash would be handled through the dumpster that services the complex; and

WHEREAS, the Site Plan Advisory Board provided full support for the application and Board Engineer, Paul Cray referred to his review letter dated September 2, 2014, made a part hereof by reference, in providing his full support and the Applicant agreed to comply with the letter to the extent they had not done so already or sought relief from the same; and

WHEREAS, the meeting was opened to the public.  No member of the public testified; and

WHEREAS, the Board having heard the testimony presented, finds the following facts and conclusions of law:

  1. The subject property is defined as 10 Willow Road and the use is a permitted use.
  2. Testimony in support of the Application was provided by Jonathan Anderson as set forth above.
  3. The meeting was opened to the public for testimony. No member of the public testified.
  4. The Board finds that pursuant to Section 178-18B of the Township of Maple Shade land use regulations that a new site plan is not required as the Applicant is presenting a change in use that substantially complying with the previous site plan approval; and,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade that the Applicant is granted a site plan waiver to permit the use as a UPS Store as presented at the Planning Board meeting on September 24, 2014.


CERTIFICATION

            I hereby certify that this foregoing Resolution is a true memorializing resolution, as adopted by the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade in accordance with its decision at its regular meeting on September 24, 2014.

Dated:  October 22, 2014

Motion to grant site plan waiver was duly made by Mr. Wilt and seconded by Mr. Wells:

 

Those Eligible to Vote                        Those in Favor            Those Opposed

 

Mayor Saporito                                               x

Mr. Fletcher                                                    x

Mr. Wells                                                        x

Mr. Bennett                                                     x

Mr. Layne                                                       x

Mr. Spinelli                                                     x

Mr. Wilt                                                          x

Ms. Porrini                                                      x

Chairman Dugan                                             x

 

 

 

 

___________________________                                     ________________________

Chairman, Planning Board                                                 Rosemary Flaherty, Secretary

Township of Maple Shade                                                 Planning Board, Township

of Maple Shade

 

SPR-127-1, 396 Lenola Road, LLC and Pondo, LLC

SPR-127-1

 

TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE PLANNING BOARD

RESOLUTION NO.: SPR-127-1

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE APPLICATION OF

396 LENOLA ROAD, LLC and PONDO, LLC

FOR MINOR SITE PLAN APPROVAL OF SIGNAGE WITH VARIANCE RELIEF

FOR BLOCK 189, LOTS 5 and 5.03 on the

TAX MAP OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE

 

WHEREAS, 396 Lenola Road, LLC and Pondo, LLC (the “Applicant”) has applied to the Planning Board of Maple Shade for Minor Site Plan Approval of Signage with variance relief for Block 189, Lots 5 and 5.03; and

WHEREAS, the Applicant previously submitted an application dated June 23, 2014 with detailed plans as set forth more fully in the review letter of Planning Board Engineer, Paul Cray, P.E., P.P., C.M.E., dated August 5, 2014; and

WHEREAS, the Applicant was granted Minor Site Plan Approval with Variance Relief for the property without a signage package through an application heard on August 27, 2014 which is set forth more fully through resolution SPR-127 dated September 24, 2014; and

WHEREAS, the Applicant is now appearing before the Board to present Minor Site Plan related to signage only with variance relief; and

WHEREAS, the Applicant presented evidence to the Planning Board in the form of testimony on September 24, 2014. The Applicant was represented by Frank Tedesco, Esquire, who provided the Board with a summary of the plan, stating that the Applicant is before the Board seeking approval of signage for the property.  Mr. Tedesco noted that the Applicant is seeking 2 new pylon signs on Lenola Road and Route 38.  Mr. Tedesco introduced document A-1 Location of Free Standing signs and two drawings, in support of the application.

Mr. Tedesco introduced the testimony of Mr. Timothy Kernan, the Applicant’s engineer,  who was previously qualified as an expert in the field of engineering Mr. Kernan testified that the Applicant is proposing two (2) new signs on Lenola Road and Route 38 and that two pylon signs are necessary because of the unique size and shape of the property having two frontages but not being a corner property.  Mr. Kernan further testified that the size variance request for the signage on Route 38 would be to accommodate the higher rate of speed and the fact that there is no other distinctive feature that would cause a motorist to recognize the Applicant’s business.  Mr. Kernan testified that in his opinion, the benefits in allowing the variances outweigh any public detriment.  Mr. Kernan further testified that the LED element of the signage would not have a substantial detriment to the public nor a substantial impairment of the intent of the zone.

Mr. Tedesco next provided Frank Lazarous who provided testimony as a sign expert and testified that the signage will meet all federal requirements related to changing of the message.  Mr. Lazarous further testified that the signs will not have any flashing or scrolling message, but would change every 10 seconds.  Mr. Lazarous testified that the Applicant’s signs would meet or exceed all State and Federal mandates for timing and brightness.  Mr. Lazarous testified that the LED signs are industry standard and most restaurants have moved to this style of sign; and

           

WHEREAS the Board referred the matter to the Site Plan Review Committee chair who provided a full recommendation for the signage application and the variance relief; and

WHEREAS the Board referred the matter to Paul Cray, Board Engineer, for comments and Mr. Cray expressed full support.  Mr. Cray further noted that approval should be contingent upon consolidating the lots which the Applicant agreed to.  The Applicant further agreed to comply with the Engineer’s review letter of August 5, 2014 if they had not done so already or received relief regarding the same and as set forth more fully in testimony; and

WHEREAS, the meeting was opened to the public and no members of the public appeared to speak on the application; and,

WHEREAS, the Board has heard the testimony presented on behalf of the Applicant and has made the following facts and conclusions of law:

  1. The Applicant is the owner of the property located at Block 189, Lots 5 and 5.03.
  2. The Applicant has applied to the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade for minor site plan approval for signage only with variance relief to make certain site changes to the existing property.
  3. The taxes on the property are current.
  4. The Applicant has paid all required fees with regard to the Application.
  5. The Applicant has given all notice required by law.
  6. The Application is deemed complete and right for determination.
  7. The Board has jurisdiction over the Application.
  8. The Applicant has shown that the site plan is consistent with the Maple Shade Township Master Plan and the BD Zone.

            WHEREFORE, upon motion duly made by Ms. Porrini and seconded by Mayor Saporito, the Planning Board voted to approve the application for Minor Site Plan Approval for Signage with variances. The conditions of approval are that the Applicant shall comply with all requirements set forth by the board engineers as set forth during the meeting and in their review letters incorporated herein to the extent that they have not already been complied with or relief granted for the same and that the Applicant must obtain any and all other required governmental approvals and permits.  Further the approval is conditioned upon consolidation of lots 5 and 5.03 by the Applicant

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade that the Applicant is granted Minor Site Plan approval for signage with variance relief for the application contingent upon representations as set forth more fully above and as set forth at the Planning Board meeting on September 24, 2014.

 

CERTIFICATION

            I hereby certify that this foregoing Resolution is a true memorializing resolution, as adopted by the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade in accordance with its decision at its regular meeting on September 24, 2014.

Dated:  October 22, 2014

Motion to grant Minor Site Plan with variance relief was duly made by Ms. Porrini  and seconded by Mayor Saporito:

 

Those Eligible to Vote                        Those in Favor            Those Opposed

 

Mayor Saporito                                               x

Mr. Fletcher                                                    x

Mr. Wells                                                        x

Mr. Bennett                                                     x

Mr. Layne                                                       x

Mr. Spinelli                                                     x

Mr. Wilt                                                          x

Ms. Porrini                                                      x

Chairman Dugan                                             x

 

 

 

 

___________________________                                     ________________________

Chairman, Planning Board                                                 Rosemary Flaherty, Secretary

Township of Maple Shade                                                 Planning Board, Township

of Maple Shade

 

 

 

___________________________                                     ________________________

Chairman, Planning Board                                                 Rosemary Flaherty, Secretary

Township of Maple Shade                                                 Planning Board, Township

of Maple Shade

SPW-316, MW of Maple Shade, LLC

SPW-316

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE PLANNING BOARD

RESOLUTION NO.:  SPW-316

RESOLUTION GRANTING SITE PLAN WAIVER

TO MW of MAPLE SHADE, LLC, BLOCK 189.04, LOT 12

TAX MAP OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE

 

WHEREAS, MW of Maple Shade, LLC (the “Applicant”) has made application to the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade for a site plan waiver to permit the use as retail mattress store at Block 189.04, Lot 12, Township of Maple Shade; and,

WHEREAS, Niall O’Brien, Esq., attorney for the Applicant presented the application and stated that the Applicant is proposing to occupy an existing 8,000 square foot space in a three unit building at the site with a retail mattress store.  Representative of the Applicant, John Ahern, testified on behalf of the Applicant stating that the Applicant proposes to have up to two (2) employees with deliveries of mattresses to the site from Maryland.  Mr. Ahern testified that the hours of operation are proposed to be 10 am – 9 pm Monday through Saturday and 11 am – 6 pm on Sunday; and

WHEREAS, the Site Plan Advisory Board provided full support for the application and Board Engineer, Paul Cray referred to his review letter dated May 2, 2014, made a part hereof by reference, and the Applicant agreed to comply with all comments in the letter to the extent they had not already done so; and

WHEREAS, the meeting was opened to the public.  No member of the public testified; and

WHEREAS, the Board having heard the testimony presented, finds the following facts and conclusions of law:

  1. The subject property is defined as 490 S. Lenola Road and the use is a permitted use.
  2. Testimony in support of the Application was provided by John Ahern as set forth above.
  3. The meeting was opened to the public for testimony. No member of the public testified.
  4. The Board finds that pursuant to Section 178-18B of the Township of Maple Shade land use regulations that a new site plan is not required as the Applicant is presenting a change of use substantially complying with the previous site plan approval; and,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade that the Applicant is granted a site plan waiver to permit the use as mattress retail store as presented at the Planning Board meeting on May 28, 2014.


CERTIFICATION

            I hereby certify that this foregoing Resolution is a true memorializing resolution, as adopted by the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade in accordance with its decision at its regular meeting on May 28, 2014.

Dated:  June 25, 2014

Motion to grant site plan waiver was duly made by Deputy Mayor Volpe and seconded by Mr. Bennett:

 

Those Eligible to Vote                        Those in Favor            Those Opposed

 

Mr. Fletcher                                                    x

Ms. Talarico                                                    x

Mr. Wilt                                                          x

Mr. Wells                                                        x

Mayor Saporito                                               x

Mr. Layne                                                       x

Deputy Mayor Volpe                                      x

Mr. Bennett                                                     x

Chairman Dugan                                             x

 

 

 

 

___________________________                                     ________________________

Chairman, Planning Board                                                 Rosemary Flaherty, Secretary

Township of Maple Shade                                                 Planning Board, Township

of Maple Shade

 

SPW-317, Debra Routzahn

SPW-317

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE PLANNING BOARD

RESOLUTION NO.:  SPW-317

RESOLUTION GRANTING SITE PLAN WAIVER

TO DEBRA ROUTZAHN, BLOCK 150, LOT 19.06

TAX MAP OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE

 

WHEREAS, Debra Routzahn (the “Applicant”) has made application to the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade for a site plan waiver to permit the use as retail thrift store at Block 150, Lot 19.06, Township of Maple Shade; and,

WHEREAS, Tom Bullock, Esq., attorney for the Applicant presented the application and stated that the Applicant is an existing Maple Shade business and is proposing to relocate into a larger space in the same shopping center where a Direct Buy store previously occupied.  Ms. Routzahn provided testimony that she is seeking a larger space but her operation would be the same as previously approved under SPW 308, previously approved by the Board under resolution of the same name and dated January 29, 2014, made a part hereof by reference.  Ms. Routzahn testified that hours of operation would be Monday through Friday 10 am – 7 pm, Saturday 10 am – 6 pm and Sunday 11 am – 6 pm; and

WHEREAS, the Site Plan Advisory Board provided full support for the application and Board Engineer, Paul Cray referred to his review letter dated May 2, 2014, made a part hereof by reference, and the Applicant agreed to comply with all comments in the letter to the extent they had not already done so, specifically agreeing to restripe the parking area and examine trash collection; and

WHEREAS, the meeting was opened to the public.  No member of the public testified; and

WHEREAS, the Board having heard the testimony presented, finds the following facts and conclusions of law:

  1. The subject property is defined as 2945 Route 73 South and the use is a permitted use.
  2. Testimony in support of the Application was provided by Debra Routzahn as set forth above.
  3. The meeting was opened to the public for testimony. No member of the public testified.
  4. The Board finds that pursuant to Section 178-18B of the Township of Maple Shade land use regulations that a new site plan is not required as the Applicant is presenting a change of use substantially complying with the previous site plan approval; and,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade that the Applicant is granted a site plan waiver to permit the use as a thrift store as presented at the Planning Board meeting on May 28, 2014.


CERTIFICATION

            I hereby certify that this foregoing Resolution is a true memorializing resolution, as adopted by the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade in accordance with its decision at its regular meeting on May 28, 2014.

Dated:  June 25, 2014

Motion to grant site plan waiver was duly made by Deputy Mayor Volpe and seconded by Mayor Saporito:

 

Those Eligible to Vote                        Those in Favor             Those Opposed

 

Mr. Fletcher                                                    x

Ms. Talarico                                                    x

Mr. Wilt                                                          x

Mr. Wells                                                        x

Mayor Saporito                                               x

Mr. Layne                                                       x

Deputy Mayor Volpe                                      x

Mr. Bennett                                                     x

Chairman Dugan                                             x

 

 

 

 

___________________________                                     ________________________

Chairman, Planning Board                                                 Rosemary Flaherty, Secretary

Township of Maple Shade                                                 Planning Board, Township

of Maple Shade   

 

SPW-310, DiMarcangelo, D.O.

SPW-310

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE PLANNING BOARD

RESOLUTION NO.:  SPW-310

RESOLUTION GRANTING SITE PLAN WAIVER

TO DIMARCANGELO, D.O.

BLOCK 63, LOT 7

TAX MAP OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE

 

WHEREAS, DiMarcangelo, D.O., (the “Applicant”) has made application to the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade for a site plan waiver to permit the continued use as medical practice at Block 63, Lot 7, Township of Maple Shade; and

WHEREAS, Ellen McDowell, Esq., presented the application on behalf of the Applicant noting that the Applicant is proposing to lease a portion of his existing medical practice for Virtua Labs with the remaining portion of the unused space to be incorporated into the Applicant’s medical practice.  The Applicant testified that he is proposing internally to add exam rooms and expand the waiting room and the Applicant is proposing to enclose an existing covered walkway to create a better flowing entrance to the facility.  Additionally, the Applicant testified he is proposing a sitting garden to be used for healing.  In support of the application, the Applicant introduced the following items into evidence:

A-1 Site Plan
A-2 Architectural Plans Showing Proposed Walkway Enclosure
A-3 Color Rendering of Proposed Healing Garden

The Applicant further testified that he expects less volume at the site because the tenant, Virtua Labs, will not be as busy and therefore, existing parking is sufficient for the proposed uses.  The Applicant testified that signage changes would occur, but the Applicant would maintain signage within the ordinance requirements.  The Applicant finally testified that he will be adding hours to stay open until 6:30 pm on Monday; and

WHEREAS, the matter was referred to the Site Plan Review Committee who indicated full support for the proposed use; and

WHEREAS, the matter was referred to the Board Engineer, Mr. Paul Cray, who noted full support for the application; and

WHEREAS, the meeting was opened to the public.  No member of the public testified; and,

WHEREAS, the Board having heard the testimony presented, finds the following facts and conclusions of law:

  1. The subject property is defined as 19 West Main Street and the use is a permitted use.
  2. Testimony in support of the Application was provided by Dr. Michael DiMarcangelo as set forth above.
  3. The meeting was opened to the public for testimony. No member of the public testified.
  4. The Board finds that pursuant to Section 178-18B of the Township of Maple Shade land use regulations that a new site plan is not required as the Applicant is presenting a continued use that will continue to comply with the previous site plan approval.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade that the Applicant is granted a site plan waiver to permit the continued use as a medical practice contingent upon representations as set forth more fully above and as set forth at the Planning Board meeting on March 26, 2014.

CERTIFICATION

            I hereby certify that this foregoing Resolution is a true memorializing resolution, as adopted by the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade in accordance with its decision at its regular meeting on March 26, 2014.

Dated:  April 23, 2014

Motion to grant site plan waiver was duly made by Mr. Fletcher and seconded by Ms. Porrini:

 

Those Eligible to Vote                        Those in Favor             Those Opposed

 

Mr. Fletcher                                                    x

Ms. Talarico                                                    x

Mr. Wilt                                                          x

Ms. Porrini                                                     x

Mr. Wells                                                        x

Mayor Saporito                                               x

Deputy Mayor Volpe                                      x

Mr. Layne                                                       x

Chairman Dugan                                             x

 

 

 

 

___________________________                                     ________________________

Chairman, Planning Board                                                 Rosemary Flaherty, Secretary

Township of Maple Shade                                                 Planning Board, Township

of Maple Shade   

SPW-313, Smashburger Philadelphia, LLC.

SPW-313

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE PLANNING BOARD

RESOLUTION NO.:  SPW-313

RESOLUTION GRANTING CONDITIONAL USE APPROVAL

WITH  SITE PLAN WAIVER

TO SMASHBURGER PHILADELPHIA, LLC

BLOCK 189.01, LOT 5.02

TAX MAP OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE

 

WHEREAS, Smashburger Philadelphia, LLC., (the “Applicant”) has made application to the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade for a site plan waiver to permit the continued use as restaurant with conditional use approval for outdoor seating at Block 189.01, Lot 5.02, Township of Maple Shade; and

WHEREAS, Damien DelDuca, Esq., presented the application on behalf of the Applicant noting that the Applicant previously received site plan waiver approval in October 2013 for the restaurant use.  Mr. DelDuca noted that the Applicant is now proposing outdoor seating at the restaurant in an area already suited for the seating and that outdoor seating is a conditional use in this zone.   Mr. DelDuca introduced into evidence the following in support of the application:

A-1 Photograph of facade with rendering of concrete pad for outdoor seating
A-2 Interior and Exterior Floor Plan
A-3 Aerial Photograph of Site

Mr. DelDuca noted that the Applicant additionally meets or will meet all requirements of the conditional use requirements as set forth in §205-25.E for outdoor seating in the BD Zone.  Mr. DelDuca stated that the Applicant has agreed as a condition of approval to enclose and relocate the dumpster but that the Applicant could not guarantee that all dumpsters at the site would be enclosed as the Applicant is not the owner of the site.  Mr. DelDuca stated that the Applicant agrees as a condition of approval to write to the owner requesting enclosure of all dumpsters including that used by the Applicant.  Mr. DelDuca stated that the Applicant is proposing to place decorative fence to cover bollards to protect the outdoor seating and that access to the outdoor seating will be through the restaurant.  Mr. Vernon Hill, the Applicant’s representative testified that the statements made by Mr. DelDuca were accurate and that the Applicant would comply with any and all requirements of the Board or Board professionals as set forth during testimony; and

WHEREAS, the matter was referred to the Site Plan Review Committee who indicated full support for the proposed conditional use of outdoor seating, expressing largest concern about the dumpster and safety issues; and

WHEREAS, the matter was referred to the Board Engineer, Mr. Paul Cray, who noted full support for the application so long as the Applicant complied with March 25, 2014 report of Mr. Cray; and

WHEREAS, the meeting was opened to the public.  No member of the public testified; and

WHEREAS, the Board having heard the testimony presented, finds the following facts and conclusions of law:

  1. The subject property is defined as 450 South Lenola Road and the use is a permitted conditional use.
  2. Testimony in support of the Application was provided by Vernon Hill as set forth above.
  3. The outdoor restaurant seating use is a conditional use in the BD Zone under §205-25.E and the Applicant has provided testimony that they meet or will meet all conditions of the conditional use requirements.
  4. The meeting was opened to the public for testimony. No member of the public testified.
  5. The Board finds that pursuant to Section 178-18B of the Township of Maple Shade land use regulations that a new site plan is not required as the Applicant is presenting a continued use with a conditional use element and the prior approved use will continue to comply with the previous site plan approval.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade that the Applicant is granted conditional use approval and site plan waiver to permit the continued use as a restaurant and the conditional use of outdoor seating, contingent upon representations as set forth more fully above and as set forth at the Planning Board meeting on March 26, 2014.


CERTIFICATION

            I hereby certify that this foregoing Resolution is a true memorializing resolution, as adopted by the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade in accordance with its decision at its regular meeting on March 26, 2014.

Dated:  April 23, 2014

Motion to grant site plan waiver was duly made by Mr. Wells and seconded by Ms. Porrini:

 

Those Eligible to Vote                        Those in Favor             Those Opposed

 

Mr. Fletcher                                                    x

Ms. Talarico                                                    x

Mr. Wilt                                                          x

Ms. Porrini                                                     x

Mr. Wells                                                        x

Mayor Saporito                                               x

Deputy Mayor Volpe                                      x

Mr. Layne                                                       x

Chairman Dugan                                             x

 

 

 

 

___________________________                                     ________________________

Chairman, Planning Board                                                 Rosemary Flaherty, Secretary

Township of Maple Shade                                                 Planning Board, Township

of Maple Shade   

SPW-314, GBA Mattress

SPW-314

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE PLANNING BOARD

RESOLUTION NO.:  SPW-314

RESOLUTION GRANTING SITE PLAN WAIVER

TO GBA MATTRESS

BLOCK 143, LOTS 2 and 2.01

TAX MAP OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE

 

WHEREAS, GBA Mattress, (the “Applicant”) has made application to the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade for a site plan waiver to permit the use as a retail mattress store at Block 143, Lots 2 and 2.01, Township of Maple Shade; and

WHEREAS, Robert Cohen, Esq., presented the application on behalf of the Applicant noting that the Applicant is proposing a retail mattress store in the former cash for gold store.  Mr. Cohen further stated that the Applicant is expecting 4-5 vehicles at peak hours and that parking is sufficient.  Mr. Cohen stated that the Applicant reviewed the letter of Paul Cray and the Applicant has agreed to comply with all comments as a condition of approval.  Paul Montemurro, the owner of the Applicant testified in support of the application stating that he is proposing hours of operation on Monday through Friday from 10 AM – 9 PM and Saturday from 10 AM – 8 PM.  Mr. Montemurro testified that the Applicant will stripe all parking spots and repair the parking lot as needed.  Mr. Montemurro testified that the Applicant will have 1-2 employees at the site and that the site has adequate lighting and the Applicant will work with PSEG to make sure proper and adequate lighting is repaired.  Mr. Montemurro testified that deliveries would occur during non-business hours via panel trucks at the loading area.  The Applicant testified that no exterior work would occur at the property other than landscaping improvements.  Mr. Montemurro further testified that he will place a street address on the building; and

WHEREAS, the matter was referred to the Site Plan Review Committee who indicated full support for application and the proposed use; and

WHEREAS, the matter was referred to the Board Engineer, Mr. Paul Cray, who noted full support for the application so long as the Applicant complied with March 25, 2014 report of Mr. Cray; and

WHEREAS, the meeting was opened to the public.  No member of the public testified; and

WHEREAS, the Board having heard the testimony presented, finds the following facts and conclusions of law:

  1. The subject property is defined as 470 Route 38 East and the use is a permitted use.
  2. Testimony in support of the Application was provided by Paul Montemurro as set forth above.
  3. The meeting was opened to the public for testimony. No member of the public testified.
  4. The Board finds that pursuant to Section 178-18B of the Township of Maple Shade land use regulations that a new site plan is not required as the Applicant is presenting a change of use consistent with the prior approved use and will continue to comply with the previous site plan approval.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade that the Applicant is granted site plan waiver to permit the use as a retail mattress business, contingent upon representations as set forth more fully above and as set forth at the Planning Board meeting on March 26, 2014.


CERTIFICATION

            I hereby certify that this foregoing Resolution is a true memorializing resolution, as adopted by the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade in accordance with its decision at its regular meeting on March 26, 2014.

Dated:  April 23, 2014

Motion to grant site plan waiver was duly made by Ms. Porrini and seconded by Mr. Wells:

 

Those Eligible to Vote                        Those in Favor             Those Opposed

 

Mr. Fletcher                                                    x

Ms. Talarico                                                    x

Mr. Wilt                                                          x

Ms. Porrini                                                     x

Mr. Wells                                                        x

Mayor Saporito                                               x

Deputy Mayor Volpe                                      x

Mr. Layne                                                       x

Chairman Dugan                                             x

 

 

 

 

___________________________                                     ________________________

Chairman, Planning Board                                                 Rosemary Flaherty, Secretary

Township of Maple Shade                                                 Planning Board, Township

of Maple Shade   

SPR-125, Thornton Family Investments, LLC

TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE PLANNING BOARD

RESOLUTION NO.: SPR-125

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE APPLICATION OF

THORNTON FAMILY INVESTMENTS, LLC

FOR MINOR SITE PLAN APPROVAL

FOR BLOCK 173.01, LOT 2 on the

TAX MAP OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MAPLE SHADE

 

WHEREAS, Thornton Family Investments, LLC (the “Applicant”) has applied to the Planning Board of Maple Shade for Minor Site Plan Approval for Block 173.01, Lot 2; and

WHEREAS, the Applicant has submitted an application dated January 30, 2014 with detailed plans as set forth more fully in the review letter of Planning Board Engineer, Paul Cray, P.E., P.P., C.M.E., dated March 24, 2014; and

WHEREAS, the Applicant presented evidence to the Planning Board in the form of testimony on March 26, 2014. The Applicant was represented by Melanie Levan, Esquire, who provided the Board with a summary of the plan, stating that the Applicant is proposing to install vertically mounted CO2 and metal nitrogen tanks, a scale, a lean to for coverage and bollards for protection of the equipment.  Ms. Levan further stated that the proposed improvements are occurring on a currently concrete area so there is no proposed increase in impervious coverage.  Ms. Levan introduced a number of items in support of the application which were introduced into evidence as follows:

A-1 Site Plan

A-2 Current Landscape Conditions

A-3 Picture of restricted access area where tanks are stored

Ms. Levan introduced the manager of the South Jersey Welding Store on site, Mr. David Thornton, who testified in support of the application stating that the changeout of tanks is necessary because of the age of the tanks and to provide a more user friendly fill up of equipment.  Mr. Thornton testified that the tanks to be replaced are above ground and the gasses being proposed do not require additional NJ DEP permitting.  Thereafter, Engineer for the Applicant, Steve Filippone testified in support of the application stating that the site is 3.77 acres and the building improvement on the site is 5,000 square feet.  Mr. Filippone testified that the facility has been in existence for 28 years and the Applicant is proposing to remove the existing concrete and replace new foundational concrete under the new tanks.  Mr. Filippone testified that the proposed lean to will be made with corrugated metal and will be 3 sided with a roof and the materials will be consistent with the remainder of the site.  Mr. Filippone testified that the scales will be surface mounted and that the Applicant is proposing concrete filled bollards around the tanks consistent with other areas of the site.  Mr. Filippone testified that the tanks are located approximately 180 feet from Route 38 and that the Applicant agrees to plant 4 leyland cypress trees along the currently vegetated side of the property to bolster the current buffer.  Mr. Filippone testified that the Applicant is seeking waiver from the requirement to provide a full landscape plan and to provide a Phase I Environmental Study, to which Mr. Cray did not object given the testimony and the environmental impact data provided by the Applicant.  Mr. Filippone further testified that the Applicant otherwise agrees to comply with the requirements of Mr. Cray’s review letter; and

           

WHEREAS the Board referred the matter to the Site Plan Review Committee chair who provided a full recommendation for the application; and

WHEREAS the Board referred the matter to Paul Cray, Board Engineer, for comments and Mr. Cray expressed support so long as the Applicant complies with additional buffering requirements as set forth in the testimony of the Applicant; and

WHEREAS, the meeting was opened to the public and no members of the public appeared to speak on the application; and,

WHEREAS, the Board has heard the testimony presented on behalf of the Applicant and has made the following facts and conclusions of law:

  1. The Applicant is the owner of the property located at Block 173.01, Lot 2.
  2. The Applicant has applied to the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade for minor site plan approval to make certain site changes to the existing South Jersey Welding property.
  3. The taxes on the property are current.
  4. The Applicant has paid all required fees with regard to the Application.
  5. The Applicant has given all notice required by law.
  6. The Application is deemed complete and right for determination.
  7. The Board has jurisdiction over the Application.
  8. The Applicant has shown that the site plan is consistent with the Maple Shade Township Master Plan and the BD Zone.

            WHEREFORE, upon motion duly made by Ms. Porrini and seconded by Deputy Mayor Volpe, the Planning Board voted to approve the application for Minor Site Plan Approval with waivers. The conditions of approval are that the Applicant shall comply with all requirements set forth by the board engineers as set forth during the meeting and in their review letters incorporated herein to the extent that they have not already been complied with or relief granted for the same and that the Applicant must obtain any and all other required governmental approvals and permits.

 

 

Those Eligible to Vote                        Those in Favor             Those Opposed

 

Mr. Fletcher                                                    x

Ms. Talarico                                                    x

Mr. Wilt                                                          x

Ms. Porrini                                                     x

Mr. Wells                                                        x

Mayor Saporito                                               x

Deputy Mayor Volpe                                      x

Mr. Layne                                                       x

Chairman Dugan                                             x

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade that the Applicant is granted Minor Site Plan approval for the application contingent upon representations as set forth more fully above and as set forth at the Planning Board meeting on March 26, 2014.

CERTIFICATION

            I hereby certify that this foregoing Resolution is a true memorializing resolution, as adopted by the Planning Board of the Township of Maple Shade in accordance with its decision at its regular meeting on March 26, 2014.

Dated:  April 23, 2014

 

 

 

 

___________________________                                     ________________________

Chairman, Planning Board                                                 Rosemary Flaherty, Secretary

Township of Maple Shade                                                 Planning Board, Township

of Maple Shade