Zoning Board Acts Quickly On Three Applications

The stars were in alignment July 16 for the Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting, which saw the board swiftly approve three applications for variances.

The board approved a Kingston couple’s request to build a covered porch on the front of their home, a Somerset man’s application for an addition on his home, and a new businesses’ application to install a larger-than-allowed sign.

The latter application was made by Rishay Group, which is renovating the old Drug Fair building at Easton Avenue and Cedar Grove Lane into two businesses.

The first to occupy will be a Bottle King liquor store, and it was for that enterprise that the sign variance was needed.

Vince Dominach, the township’s chief zoning officer, told the board that he and his staff have worked with Rishay for about five months to develop a sign package.

In addition to the building sign, Rishay also needed a variance for the overall center’s sign because it sits too close to the property line. Dominach told the board this happened when Somerset County took some of the land for a road project.

In other board business, George and Sarah Luck of Kingston received approval to build a 10 x 24-foot covered porch on the front of their home, and Mikulas Choma won approval to build an addition to his Adams Street home.

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