PLAINFIELD, NJ - Plainfield's Planning Board was scheduled to hear a proposal for preliminary and final site plan approval to construct a Wawa food market on South Avenue at its Thursday meeting.
But Board Chairman Ron Scott Bey told the larger than usual number of people in attendance that the development application by South Terrill Urban Renewal LLC was adjourned.
Scott Bey said, "This adjournment is necessary in order to provide our planning division and other reporting agencies ample time to review and supply any and all information necessary for the board consideration of this application."
The application will be carried to the next board meeting on March 20.
Residents who were unhappy with the adjournment spoke freely to TAPinto Plainfield against the Wawa proposal.
"We don't need a Wawa, nor another gas station on South Avenue. We need to keep the restaurants that are already there, and bring more restaurants in, because the people of Plainfield don't have any place to eat," Deborah Merritt said. "And I don't go to fast food restaurants. We need quality restaurants on that strip of South Avenue."
"Traffic is already increasing. There's the new daycare center, and traffic is already clogged up because of Cook School," Benjamin Marshall added. "Traffic on Terrill is clogged up at certain times of day. It's going to be worse because the apartment buildings haven't even opened. And there's traffic because of the mosque on Friday afternoons. Everyone forgets about these little things."
The Planning Board will meet on March 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria at Plainfield High School, located at 950 Park Ave.