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Townhouse Development Approved For Cedar Grove Lane

Townhouse Development Approved For Cedar Grove Lane

A townhouse project targeted for Cedar Grove Lane, which was the subject of a lawsuit, received final approval Nov. 1 by the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Known as The Grove at Somerset, the 34-unit development is planned to be built on nearly eight acres between the Jain Center and Cedar Hill Landscaping, across the street […]

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Extended-Stay Hotel Approved For Davidson Avenue Lot With Existing Hotel

Extended-Stay Hotel Approved For Davidson Avenue Lot With Existing Hotel

The former Crowne Plaza hotel on Davidson Avenue will be getting a hotel neighbor, thanks to an Oct. 18 Zoning Board of Adjustment approval. The board approved an application for a 128-room, extended-stay hotel which will be owned by Somerset Hotel LLC, the same group which owns the hotel that began as a Marriott and […]

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Zoning Board Approves Plan To Raze Two Buildings, Build 8 Apartments

Zoning Board Approves Plan To Raze Two Buildings, Build 8 Apartments

An application to raze two apartment buildings and construct one in their place won Zoning Board of Adjustment approval Sept. 6. The new building, planned to hold eight 1-bedroom apartments, will go up at Norma Avenue and Franklin Boulevard. The current buildings hold five apartments with a total of nine bedrooms, the board was told. […]

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Ocean State Job Lot Wins Approval For Two Signs

Ocean State Job Lot Wins Approval For Two Signs

A discount retailer planning to move into the Franklin Towne Center plaza was given Zoning Board of Adjustment permission Sept. 6 to erect two large signs on its facade. Ocean State Job Lot is taking over about 31,000 square feet of space at the shopping plaza, located at South Middlebush Road and Route 27. The […]

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Korean Baptist Church Wins Approval Of Addition

Korean Baptist Church Wins Approval Of Addition

An application to build a one-story connector between the sanctuary and rectory at the Korean Baptist Church of America on Livingston Avenue was approved June 7 by the Zoning Board of Adjustment. The addition was needed, church officials said, to more efficiently use the church buildings. A number of neighbors showed up to the hearing, […]

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Major McCarrick Center Expansion, New Temple Approved By Board Of Adjustment

Major McCarrick Center Expansion, New Temple Approved By Board Of Adjustment

Applications for a new temple on Elizabeth Avenue and a major expansion of a Dellwood Lane nursing home were approved April 5 by the Zoning Board of Adjustment. The largest of the two applications was submitted by Francis E. Parker Memorial Home, Inc., – formerly known as the Margaret McLaughlin McCarrick Care Center – which needed […]

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Hamilton Street BP Station To Get Renovations, New Neighbor

Hamilton Street BP Station To Get Renovations, New Neighbor

The BP station at Hamilton Street and Shevchenko Avenue will get a spruce-up and a new neighbor, all due to a March 1 Zoning Board of Adjustment approval. The board approved a plan submitted by Gill Petroleum to add two more fuel pumping stations to the gas station, and build a 5,000-square-foot building on a […]

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New ‘Buster’ Soaries Project Among Two Heard By Zoning Board

New ‘Buster’ Soaries Project Among Two Heard By Zoning Board

The Zoning Board of Adjustment on Oct. 5 heard details of two more mixed-use developments targeted for the Hamilton Street Business District zone. No action was taken on either application because both needed what planners and the attorney called tweaking of the architectural plans. Both applications are expected to be voted upon at the board’s […]

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Zoning Board Begins Hearings On Mosque’s Proposed School

Zoning Board Begins Hearings On Mosque’s Proposed School

Zoning Board of Adjustment members got their first peek Sept. 21 at plans for a 32,000-square-foot school proposed by officials of the Masjid-e-Ali mosque on Cedar Grove Lane. Board members heard from only one witness, architect Yogesh Mistry, because a prior application received a long hearing. Mistry told the board that the proposed Pre-K through […]

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Ananda Mandir Temple Expansion Gets Zoning Board Approval

Ananda Mandir Temple Expansion Gets Zoning Board Approval

It was a bumpy ride, but representatives of the Anana Mandir finally did get the OK to expand their Cedar Grove Lane temple on Sept. 21. Members of the Zoning Board of Adjustment didn’t make it easy, questioning the temple’s representatives on several aspects of the application, and noting that there have been problems at […]

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