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It’s Back: Levin Resubmits Apartment Building Plan For Rutgers Plaza

It’s Back: Levin Resubmits Apartment Building Plan For Rutgers Plaza

The Levin Company has resubmitted its plan to turn the former Big Kmart building into a 200-unit apartment building. Plans were submitted to the Township on December 13. The plans are essentially identical to a submission made in November 2021. Those plans were met with stiff opposition from Township officials and residents. Levin wants to […]

New Home, ‘Financial Subdivision,’ Approved By Zoning Board

New Home, ‘Financial Subdivision,’ Approved By Zoning Board

Applications to build a single-family home on Battle Place and for a “financial” subdivision off DeMott Lane were approved December 7 by the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Venkateswar and Padmaja Vakkalagadda applied to the Board to build a single-family home on a corner vacant lot at 76 Battle Place. The lot is undersized, so the […]

Strategy Session Set For Ask To Prohibit Trucks On County Roads

Strategy Session Set For Ask To Prohibit Trucks On County Roads

Township officials plan to put their heads together this week and strategize on how to ask Somerset County to decertify some County roads for truck traffic. The idea is the latest in a number of efforts to mitigate the effect Franklin’s burgeoning warehouse inventory is having on the township environment. The move to get the […]

Environmental Commission Says ‘No’ To Warehouse Application

Environmental Commission Says ‘No’ To Warehouse Application

The Environmental Commission on October 16 decided to recommend that the Township Zoning Board of Adjustment not approve an application for a warehouse at Weston Canal and Cottontail roads. The application, submitted by Somerset Properties Realty, calls for a 61,000-square-foot warehouse on a roughly 5-acre plot fronting Cottontail Lane. Plans call for 38 parking spaces, […]

Landscaping Business Approved For Bennetts Lane Property

Landscaping Business Approved For Bennetts Lane Property

A landscaper was given permission September 21 to run his business from a Bennetts Lane property. Fischer Contracting, co-owned by Howard Fischer, received unanimous Zoning Board of Adjustment approval to run the business from 221 Bennetts Lane. Fischer is also a principal in Fischer Realty. The property will be cleaned up from the debris that […]

Parker At Somerset Wins Zoning Board Approval For New Outpatient Area

Parker At Somerset  Wins Zoning Board Approval For New Outpatient Area

The Parker at Somerset rehabilitation center won Zoning Board of Adjustment approval for its plan to re-stripe its parking lot and create an outpatient rehabilitation facility at the September 7 Board meeting. Meanwhile, a township couple wishing to build a home for themselves was told to return to the Board in October with more detailed […]

Bank Of America Wins Zoning Board Approval For New Signs

Bank Of America Wins Zoning Board Approval For New Signs

Bank of America won Zoning Board of Adjustment approval for new signs for its Easton Avenue branch on July 20, but the road to that point was a bit bumpy. The bank applied for three signs to be attached to the building, but needed variances because they’re larger than what is allowed by Township zoning […]

The Park At Franklin Wins Zoning Board Approval For Banners/Flags Along Entrance Driveway

The Park At Franklin Wins Zoning Board Approval For Banners/Flags Along Entrance Driveway

The Park at Franklin apartment complex on John F. Kennedy Boulevard won Zoning Board of Adjustment approval May 18 to install 10 banners or flags along its main entrance. The flags, which will be about 13 feet high, are intended to add some color to the 63-year-olds complex’s environs, the Board was told. Franklin Greens […]

12-Unit Apartment Complex Approved By Zoning Board

12-Unit Apartment Complex Approved By Zoning Board

A Newark-based developer walked in to the May 18 Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting with an application for a 12-unit for-purchase townhouse development and left with an approval for a 12-unit apartment complex. And the changeover occurred in a matter of minutes. The developer, Blackstone 360, targeted the five-building development – called Villas at Norma […]

Zoning Board Approves Variances For Permitless Addition

Zoning Board Approves Variances For Permitless Addition

A township couple’s quest to legitimize a home addition built in 2018 moved along May 4 with a variance approval from the Zoning Board of Adjustment. Board members approved the three bulk variance applications – for sideyard setback, total area coverage and percentage of impervious surface – but they made it clear they weren’t happy […]

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