Business & Finance

QuickChek Fueling Station Not a Detriment to the Area According to QuickChek Planner

9d12cf781de0e3e2e3b1_6551484f8ad7f03b4062_877fe2e8eb111c199238_QuickChek_corner.jpg
9d12cf781de0e3e2e3b1_6551484f8ad7f03b4062_877fe2e8eb111c199238_QuickChek_corner.jpg

FAIR LAWN, NJ – It all comes down to the fuel.

The Zoning Board of Adjustment’s special meeting on March 19 for the proposed QuickChek application on the corner of River Road and Bergen Avenue seemed to have one sticking point: five gas pumps in an area carved out of the borough’s master plan that does not permit gas stations.

The Zoning Board and residents alike questioned QuickChek’s planner, Richard Preiss, who said the D-1 variance requested, necessary because fuel sales are not allowed in the zone, has the highest standard of proof. The applicant must show the least amount of negative impact, while also laying out how it can benefit the community.

Sign Up for E-News

“It all boils down to fuel sales,” QuickChek attorney, Andy Del Vecchio said while questioning Preiss.

The property straddles a residential zone and a business zone. The residential zone included on the application contains two private houses, which abut the TD Bank property.

The properties are listed as owned by Noorigian, according to Del Vecchio. Richard Noorigian is a board member of the River Road Improvement Corporation (RRIC). The RRIC, organized in 1995, is a Special Improvement District (SID), which taxes members in a specific zone and fosters a private/public partnership to organize, plan and implement the economic and physical improvement of River Road and the community of Fair Lawn, according to its mission statement on the website.

Priess said master plans, whether from the RRIC or from the borough, are crafted at the “macro” level, rather than the “micro” level.

“Master plans simply cannot account for every case, for every situation for every property,” he said. “That’s why there are planning and zoning boards.”

“A convenience store is permitted here but the fuel is not,” Priess said.

“Having the combination of the two types of business, the convenience store and the fuel, saves people a trip,” he said. “They make one stop, park once, therefore reducing the need to be on the road.”

Priess said he did not believe there was a substantial detriment to the area, mainly because the fueling stations are appropriate for the type of uses in the area.

In a pain-staking presentation with photos, Priess pointed out each business and its purpose, many of which cater to cars and maintenance of cars.

“In terms of gas, its not an inappropriate use, provided it meets the standards required for a D1 variance,” he said.

The next meeting in which QuickChek will appear is Monday, March 26 at approximately 8:30 p.m.

 

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Fair Lawn/Glen Rock

Bergen County Care Fair Scheduled for May 6

April 19, 2018

Hackensack, NJ – A 45-member Steering Committee of Bergen County community leaders from the nonprofit and private sectors recently announced the launch of the Second Annual Bergen County Care Fair to take place on Sunday, May 6th from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Fairleigh Dickinson University Rothman Center, 100 University Plaza Drive, Hackensack.  

Adler Aphasia ...

Team Veronica Holds "Be the Match" Drive

Team Veronica is coming to a town near you!

Veronica, is a seven year old, who needs a bone marrow transplant. 

Be The Match is a national registry for finding a match(es) for a bone marrow transplant. It is a simple swab test of the inside of your mouth. 

On Mon., April 23, Be The Match, will be at the Bayonne Fire House from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Elise Johanssen of Be The Match ...

Former School Employers Can Now Share Teacher Criminal Behavior With Prospective Employers

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Jay Webber’s landmark legislation stopping child predators in schools from easily changing jobs was signed today by the governor.

“This is a huge victory for our children, their parents, and our state,” said Webber (R-Morris). “This landmark legislation creates safer schools and prioritizes the protection of our students.  ...

GiftCrowd: The Online Answer to Your Group Gift Needs

GiftCrowd, the group gifting website that makes the process of gifting with others a snap, has unveiled its patent pending, first of a kind, teacher gifting solution.

Every school that participates receives a gifting page that lists all the teachers and other staff members.

Parents can easily join-in on buying any gifts they choose, add their contribution via credit card and even include a ...

Glen Rock Police Blotter - April 16, 2018

April 16, 2018

Glen Rock Police Blotter

During the period between April 9th, 2018 and April 15th, 2018 members of the GRPD handled 332 calls for service, the highlights of which included:

 

04-09-2018

9:16 PM –  A Glen Rock man reported that in 2014 he entered into a contract for the purchase and restoration of an antique vehicle, making payments totaling $15,000.  Subsequently ...