PLAINFIELD, NJ — Plainfield's Planning Board will meet virtually on December 3, and hear from Applicant MBH Urban Renewal, LLC, who is seeking amended preliminary and final site plan approval. The Applicant is proposing to renovate the existing three-story Muhlenberg Hospital building known as Building 23, and to construct a one-story 1,143 square foot addition to it for use as a cognitive and behavioral health facility.

Architectural plans show the basement will include three group rooms, an exercise room, and space for yoga/meditation. The first floor will include women's residential and outpatient rehab, and the second floor will include men's residential. The third floor is listed as a proposed detox unit.

According to documents on the City of Plainfield's website, Applicant MBH Urban Renewal, LLC is fully owned by Muhlenberg Management, LLC, which is 99% owned by Healthcare Limited Partners, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.

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Instructions on how to join the 7:00 p.m. Zoom meeting can be found in the legal notice below.

Supporting documentation for PB 2020-26 1252-1336 Randolph Road on the City of Plainfield's website:

Read the full legal notice:

LEGAL NOTICE CITY OF PLAINFIELD PLANNING BOARD PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on December 3, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., the Planning Board of the City of Plainfield (the "Planning Board" or "Board") will hold a remote public hearing, pursuant to the instructions set forth below, in connection with property located at 1252-1336 Randolph Road, which property is designated as Block 13, Lot 36.06 (f/k/a Block 13, Lot 38.03) on the Tax Maps of the City of Plainfield (the "Property").

The Property is located in a redevelopment area and its zoning is governed by the JFK Muhlenberg Hospital Redevelopment Plan (the "Redevelopment Plan"). By resolution adopted on January 18, 2018, in the matter of Application No. PB 2017-27, the Planning Board granted subdivision approval to create the Property as well as site plan approval with variance relief to renovate an existing building located on the Property and to construct additions thereto for a mixed-use medical arts/residential use (the "2018 Approval"). The 2018 Approval also contemplated the retention and future development of an existing building on the Property referred to as "Building 23”. 

The Applicant, MBH Urban Renewal, LLC (the "Applicant"), seeks to amend the 2018 Approval and has applied to the Planning Board for amended preliminary and final site plan approval.

The Applicant proposes to renovate the existing three-story building referred to as Building 23 and to construct a one-story 1,143 square foot addition to Building 23 for use as a cognitive and behavioral health facility.

The Applicant also requests/seeks to maintain the previous variance relief granted in connection with the 2018 Approval to deviate from the requirements of the Redevelopment Plan to provide 636 parking spaces for the uses on the Property whereas 673 parking spaces are required.

Lastly, the Applicant requests that the Board grant any additional approvals, permits, variances, interpretations, waivers or exceptions reflected in the plans and materials filed (as same may be amended or revised from time to time without further notice) or determined to be necessary during the review and processing of the application.

Instructions to Join Remote Hearing The remote public hearing is being held in lieu of an in-person public hearing due to the declared State and local emergency as a result of the COVID-19 (also known as Coronavirus) pandemic in accordance with the regulations adopted by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (Division of Local Government Services) and will be held by remote access only. 

During the hearing, any interested party, directly or by attorney, will have an opportunity to view the hearing in its entirety, and be heard (ask questions, provide comments or offer evidence). Members of the public will be provided with instructions during the meeting on how to participate. You may participate in the hearing on the scheduled date and time through the web via the Zoom video conference platform or by telephone by using the following options set forth below.

Please note, however, that if you participate solely by telephone, you will not be able to view the visual materials that may be displayed during the course of the hearing, and therefore, web participation is preferred. 1. Computer/Mobile Device (by entering the link): https://zoom.us/j/96900711068?pwd=eFZFd3VEdTk5MG45MnRWTl YyRytSUT09 Webinar ID: 969 0071 1068 Password: pl2020 Registration is not required.

However, if logging in to Zoom via Computer or Mobile Device for the first time, please allow a few extra minutes to install the program (if using a computer) or application (if using a mobile device). Individuals accessing the meeting by computer/mobile device will be capable of making a public comment at the appropriate times during the meeting by clicking the "raise hand" button and waiting for the host to unmute them. 2. Telephone (for a higher quality, dial a number based upon your current location): US: +1 312 626 6799; or +1 646 558 8656; or +1 301 715 8592; or +1 346 248 7799; or +1 669 900 9128; or +1 253 215 8782 Webinar ID: 969 0071 1068 Password: 436143

Individuals accessing the meeting by telephone will be capable of making a public comment at the appropriate times during the meeting by dialing *9 on their telephone and waiting for the host to unmute them.

Please contact the Planning Board Secretary at least two (2) days in advance of the meeting if you need assistance in order to access the virtual meeting. All documents filed by the Applicant in connection with this application will be on file and available for public inspection no later than ten (10) days in advance of the hearing date.

The Applicant's hearing exhibits will be made available for public inspection no later than forty-eight (48) hours before the public hearing. The application documents/exhibits may be accessed on the City of Plainfield website at: https://plainfieldnj.gov/cms.aspx?page_id=210&page_name=Planning%20Board If you do not have computer access or are otherwise unable to access the application materials, please contact the Planning Board Secretary  to make other arrangements to inspect same.

Members of the public who anticipate undertaking cross-examination, introducing evidence and/or making public comment on the application are encouraged, but not required, to advise the Planning Board Secretary in advance of the meeting date, to ensure technological needs are accommodated and to further ensure that documents, which will be referenced during the hearing are available for review by all participants. Rosalind Miller, Planning Board Secretary, City of Plainfield may be reached by telephone at (908) 753-3486 and email at rosalind.miller@plainfieldnj.gov.

In the event that the Planning Board Secretary is not available to immediately answer the telephone, please leave a message and also call back during regular business hours.

You may also contact the Applicant's attorney, Lisa A. John-Basta, Esq. for information and documents related to the application using the telephone number and email address provided below. MBH Urban Renewal, LLC, Applicant Lisa A. John-Basta, Esq. Chiesa Shahinian & Giantomasi PC One Boland Drive West Orange, New Jersey 07052 Telephone: 973-530-2083 Email: ljohn-basta@csglaw.com ($118.68)     

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