Should a 7-Eleven Replace the Old Westwood Chevy Dealership?
A developer has proposed to build a strip mall at the site of the defunct Chevrolet of Westwood on Kinderkamack Road.
A formal objector has come forward against a plan to build a strip mall at the former site of the Chevrolet of Westwood, and several residents who live near the site have also expressed concern about the plan.
The plan, which is currently before the Westwood Zoning Board, calls for a 8,051-square-foot, five-unit strip mall to be built on the site of the showroom for the defunct car dealership on Kinderkamack Road.
Local property owner Bruce Meisel has objected to the plan because of a requested convenience store use variance to allow a 7-Eleven to occupy a portion of the strip mall. Mesiel noted that the borough recently changed its Master Plan and did not add the use.
The developer, Nicholas Aynilian, and the property owner, Norman Dorf, have both said they do not believe the site could ever successfully be home to a car dealership again or one of the other permitted uses, such as large appliance stores.
Several residents who live near the site have also shared concerns about traffic, noise and light that the new strip mall may cause.
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