MLUB Approves Site Plan For Meridia On Westfield
By Saul Qersdyn
Published: July 18, 2016 @ 3:00 PM EDT
Update (9/29/2016 @2200H): It was revealed at a September 29th meeting that the site plan approved was not the preliminary one but the final site plan.
At the June Municipal Land Use Board (MLUB) meeting, the Board approved the Preliminary Site Plan application for Meridia On Westfield, the development along Route 28 that includes the former site of Domani’s along with DJ’s Limousine and three other lots.
The parent company, Capodagli Property Company (CPC), presented their application to the MLUB with certain changes to the development. Of note was an increase in the number of parking spaces from 320 to 355 and a reduction in the commercial space from 7,500 ft2 to 5,000 ft2. During the presentation, CPC testified that the acreage of the development was 1.807 acres which allows for 216 units – the development is slated for 213 residential units.
During the application hearing Anthony Kurus from Neglia Engineering was on-hand as the MLUB engineer to ask questions and make recommendations based on the developer’s application. The engineering firm made 39 comments and recommendations, all of which the developer agreed to address in the Board’s favor. Two issues in particular had to do with Westfield Avenue itself and where a crosswalk or crosswalks would be placed and turning in and out of Route 28 from the north side of the state road (going towards the Garden State Parkway).
The developer, through its attorney, stated it would take the MLUB’s concerns and questions to the New Jersey Department Of Transportation (NJDOT) and return with that department’s approvals before submitting a final site plan application.
There is no published date as to when CPC will return to submit its final site plan application for a hearing.
Below is a copy of Neglia Engineering’s six-page comments and recommendations for the site. The next MLUB meeting is scheduled for tonight, July 18th, at 7 p.m. at the Roselle Park Municipal Complex.