A Bus Stop On Laurel Avenue? New Development Spurs Debate


HOLMDEL, N.J. - The Holmdel Zoning Board continued its public hearing for Verde Green, a new development proposed along Laurel Avenue near the Middletown AT&T site. This evening featured testimony from the Traffic Engineer hired by the developer. 

Board members expressed concerns about the traffic on Laurel Avenue and the risk of accidents with children boarding a school bus on the main road during the morning. One resident expressed concerns that traffic would be at a standstill for any children from the development when they were picked up for Village, Satz, Indian Hill, Holmdel High School and any of the private schools. She was further concerned about any morning glare and whether or not cars would see the bus stop lights as they are required to come to a complete stop both ways during the morning rush hour.

The question of speeding cars on the busy roadway mixed with children and bus stops was a concern for certain members of the board.

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The traffic engineer stated that the plan complied with the engineering standards. When Zoning Board Engineer Robert Bucco was asked his view he stated " All I can tell you is it does (meet the standards)".

The Board appeared unconvinced. According to Board Chairman Demetrios Orfanitopoulos, "we need to think about what real life is here".

Spirited discussion ensued with the developer mainly stating that standards were met and others stating that the standards do not relate to day to day conditions.

The Board decided to take no action on the application which requires a D1 Use Variance (the most difficult variance to obtain, requiring hardship), set a new hearing date for 8-26-17 and a site visit for 7-13-17. Both are open to the public. For more information contact the Holmdel Township Zoning Office at http://www.holmdeltownship-nj.com

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