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Planning Board Approves New McDonald’s For Rutgers Plaza

Planning Board Approves New McDonald’s For Rutgers Plaza

A 62-seat, 4,400-square-foot McDonald’s targeted for Rutgers Plaza on Easton Avenue was approved November 9 by the Planning Board. The Board, holding a special meeting to hear the application, also approved several variances for the project, including ones allowing for more signs than normally approved, and for a free-standing sign facing Easton Avenue, just for […]

Township Church Told To Rethink Proposed Development

Township Church Told To Rethink Proposed Development

It’s back to the drawing board for a township church that has wanted to raze its building and rise again from the ashes since 1999. Macedonia Church of God in Christ was told by the Planning Board that the 4,880-square-foot church it wants to build to replace its current 74-year-old structure was just too big […]

Levin Makes Case For Rutgers Plaza Apartment Building, Residents Not Convinced

Levin Makes Case For Rutgers Plaza Apartment Building, Residents Not Convinced

Township residents packed the Council chambers on October 12 for the chance to give the Levin Management Company their thoughts on the plan to turn the former Kmart building in Rutgers Plaza into a four-story apartment building. Those thoughts were not positive. Levin wants to replace the more than 100,000-square-foot building with a modern, four-story […]

McDonald’s Eyes Former Burger King Site In Rutgers Plaza

McDonald’s Eyes Former Burger King Site In Rutgers Plaza

The former Burger King in Rutgers Plaza may soon become a McDonald’s. McDonald’s USA has made an application with the Planning Board to build a 4,456 square foot restaurant on the site of the former Burger King. The current building would be demolished to make way for the new restaurant. The new restaurant would be […]

75,000-Square-Foot Warehouse Approved By Planning Board

75,000-Square-Foot Warehouse Approved By Planning Board

A warehouse measuring 74,800 square feet and targeted for a 5.2-acre Schoolhouse Road parcel was approved September 21 by the Planning Board. The developer, BH 31 Schoolhouse Road, will install a sidewalk along the 300-foot Schoolhouse Road frontage. The warehouse will be accessed by two driveways, and will contain 10 truck bays. The building was […]

Officials: B9 Schoolhouse Warehouse Project Needs Redesign To Conform To Scenic Corridor Ordinance

Officials: B9 Schoolhouse Warehouse Project Needs Redesign To Conform To Scenic Corridor Ordinance

The developer of two proposed warehouses at Schoolhouse and Mettlers roads will have to redesign the project to conform to the township’s Scenic Corridor zoning regulations, township officials said. That’s because Mettlers Road has been designated a Scenic Corridor, a zoning overlay which imposes a variety of additional regulations, including doubling the distance between a […]

Levin Properties Asks For ‘Informal’ Planning Board Discussion On Rutgers Plaza Apartment Building Project

Levin Properties Asks For ‘Informal’ Planning Board Discussion On Rutgers Plaza Apartment Building Project

The owner of Rutgers Plaza on Easton Avenue will have an “informal” discussion before the Planning Board to discuss its plan to convert the former K-Mart building into a 200-unit apartment complex. Among the topics of discussion is expected to be changing the zoning in that area to allow for residential use. The building, which […]

Application For 235,855-Square-Foot Dual Warehouses Project Wins Planning Board Approval

Application For 235,855-Square-Foot Dual Warehouses Project Wins Planning Board Approval

A developer’s plan to raze four buildings – including a large office building – on Cottontail Lane and put up two warehouses was approved September 7 by a split Planning Board. The two warehouses, which are being built “on spec,” meaning with no set tenants, are 116,530 square feet and 119,325 square feet, respectively. The […]

Somerset Run Civics Club Hosts Meeting About Warehouses

Somerset Run Civics Club Hosts Meeting About Warehouses

Residents of Somerset Run received a primer on the township’s warehouse situation on September 8. The venue was the 55-plus community’s clubhouse, and the setting was a meeting of the Somerset Run Civics Club. Featured were township representatives Vince Dominach, the township’s economic development director; Mark Healey, the township’s principal planner; Councilwoman Shepa Uddin (D-Ward2) […]

Electronics Distributor Wins Approval For Warehouse Expansion

Electronics Distributor Wins Approval For Warehouse Expansion

A township electronics distributor won permission from the Planning Board August 3 to expand its warehouse on Atrium Drive. F&E Electronics was looking for permission to add 70,300 square feet to its existing approximately 70,000-square-foot building. The site is the former Garden State Exhibition Center. The company is planning on hiring additional employees, attorney Jim […]

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