Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The Westwood Zoning Board shot down an application for a strip mall at the former Chevy dealer last month.
A developer has withdrawn an application to build a strip mall on Kinderkamack Road and is considering appealing the Westwood Zoning Board's decision to reject his plan to build another strip mall at the former Chevy dealer. Developer Nicholas Aynilian had proposed to build a pair of five-unit strip malls at the former Chevrolet of Westwood building on Kinderkamack Road and the empty lot across the street. Whether or not Aynilian will pursue the appeal will depend on whether he wants to "invest any further in this effort at costs which, even if successful, may jeopardize the financial viability of the project," he wrote in an email. The first plan, for the defunct showroom and garage at 39 Kinderkamack Road, was rejected by the board in …
Monday, March 18, 2013
An application which requested a convenience store use variance was rejected by the Westwood Zoning Board this month.
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Monday, March 18
An application to build a five-unit strip mall at the former Chevrolet of Westwood on Kinderkamack Road was denied by the Westwood Zoning Board earlier this month. The developer had requested a convenience store use variance to allow a 7-Eleven to occupy a portion of the space, which board members said was one of their concerns before voting against the plan. The same developer has also filed an application for a similar strip mall at the empty lot across the street. The site is located on Kinderkamack Road next to the cemetery near the Emerson border. It's in a "limited business" zone, meaning that only some specific retail uses, like large appliance stores or antique stores, or allowed. The property's owner previously said he believed …
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Westwood Zoning Board unanimously voted to deny an application to build a new strip mall on Kinderkamack Road.
The Westwood Zoning Board rejected an application to build a strip mall at the former Chevy dealer on Kinderkamack Road for the second time in less than a year during their meeting Monday night. Board members unanimously voted to deny the plan, which called for a portion of the building to be demolished and replaced with a smaller 8,051-square-foot mall that would have included a 7-Eleven and as many as four other businesses. Members said they were concerned with traffic, a proposed pylon sign, and the use variance for a convenience store in a site near a residential zone. "I think they could have made it a little less instrusive," board member Eric Oakes said. David Lafferty, the applicant's attorney, said he believed the plan would be …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Residents who live on Kingsberry Avenue, near the former Chevy dealer, asked the Westwood Zoning Board to reject the application for a strip mall on Kinderkamack Road.
A decision for an application to build a five-unit strip mall with a 7-Eleven on Kinderkamack Road is expected to come at the Westwood Zoning Board's next meeting. The board heard comments from the public about the plan during their meeting Monday, including some both against and in favor of the plan for the new 8,051-square-foot mall at the former Chevrolet of Westwood near Emerson. Kingsberry Avenue resident Michael Meisten said he was worried about safety for children who live on the street or play baseball at the field at the far end, who might be tempted to cross Kinderkamack Road to reach a 7-Eleven. Meisten also said he was opposed to the plan because 7-Elevens generally are open 24 hours per day and he was concerned that patrons …
Monday, January 14, 2013
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, …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Bruce Meisel said he was opposing the project because of a conflict between the application and Westwood's Master Plan.
A plan for a new strip mall on Kinderkamack Road is facing some opposition near the end of its application. Bruce Meisel, a local property owner and the president and CEO of Pascack Community Bank, announced at the Westwood Zoning Board meeting Monday that he planned to formally oppose a plan to build a 8,051-square-foot, five-unit strip mall at the former Chevrolet of Westwood on Kinderkamack Road. At the same meeting, the last of the applicant's experts completed giving testimony about the plan. Meisel said he was concerned about a requested use variance to allow a convenience store, likely a 7-Eleven, to occupy part of the shopping center. That use was not included among the borough's recent changes to its Master Plan, a document which …