PLAINFIELD, NJ — Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey, Inc., according to a legal notice, is scheduled to appear before Plainfield's Zoning Board of Adjustments for bulk variance approval to construct a new residential dwelling for developmentally disabled adults. The company, founded in 1953, serves infants, children and adults across New Jersey.

The virtual hearing will be held on Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. Access the Zoom meeting here.

According to its website, Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey, Inc. is now Pillar Care Continuum, "dedicated to enhancing the lives of people with disabilities and other special needs by supporting personal growth, independence and participation in the community."

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The proposed site address is 1220-24 Salem Road, on an empty corner lot at Whittingham Terrace, and is located in a Low/Moderate Density Residential (R-3) Zone.

Salem Road is just off Randolph Road, with Hub Stine Field across the street.

Read the full notice:

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE, that on the 7th day of October, 2020 at 7:00 P.M., a hearing will be held before the Plainfield Zoning Board of Adjustment on the application of CEREBRAL PALSY OF NORTH JERSEY, INC. for bulk variance approval required to construct a new residential dwelling thereupon as a residence for developmentally disabled adults.

The following variance relief is being sought: - Minimum lot area, where 12,000 square feet is required and 9,660 square feet is proposed - Minimum lot width, where 100 feet is required, and 83 feet is proposed - Minimum lot frontage, where 100 feet is required, and 83 feet is proposed - Maximum lot coverage, where 40% is required and 44.5% is proposed - Variance for three proposed parking spots in the front yard where none are permitted - Variance for proposed parking not in front of any garage where none is permitted and for any other relief which may arise during the course of the hearing.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that the subject site is located at 1220-24 Salem Road and is designated as Block 13, Lot 4 on the Official Tax Map of the City of Plainfield, and located in a Low/Moderate Density Residential (R-3) Zone.

The Plainfield Zoning Board of Adjustment will conduct a virtual public hearing on this matter on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. Any person or persons affected by this application will have an opportunity to present any objections to or offer comments on the proposed development. The Board does, however, have the right to exclude repetitious testimony.

It is requested that anyone who anticipates undertaking cross-examination, introducing evidence and/or making public comment on any application advise the Board Secretary by email or phone in advance of the virtual meeting date. Please supply your name, address and the telephone number at which you may be reached on the night of the meeting in the event that you do not have the ability to access the meeting remotely by computer. The purpose of this notification is to ensure that any additional documents to be identified or referenced at the virtual meeting can be available for review by all participants and members of the public. Nothing in this paragraph shall limit or block the ability of any member of the public to make inquiries; or offer comment or opinion on any application based upon the testimony and exhibits proffered by an applicant at the virtual meeting.

Members of the public who wish to attend the meeting can choose one of the following options: Computer/Mobile Device (by entering the link): https://zoom.us/j/95522028948?pwd=aXZUQStHQW1WRVVkSmkwNUhROStyUT09

Webinar ID: 955 2202 8948 Password: zo2020 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 unrnute them. Telephone (for a higher quality, dial a number based upon your current location): US: +1 301 715 8592; or +1 312 6266799; or+ 1 646 558 8656; or +1 253 215 8782; or +1 346 248 7799; or+1 669 900 9128 Webinar ID: 955 2202 8948 Password: 816279 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 Board Secretary at least two (2) days in advance of the meeting if you need assistance in order to access the virtual meeting. Members of the public will be provided with instructions during the meeting on how to participate by asking questions and/or making comments during the public portions of the meeting and/or the hearing of each application. Copies of the application materials, including any maps, plans and documents relating to the applications will be available at least ten (10) days prior to the hearing at the following web address: https://plainfieldnj.gov/cms.aspx?page_id=211&page_name=Zoning%20Board%20of0/420Adjustment If you do not have computer access or are otherwise unable to access the application and supporting documents online, please contact the Board Secretary to make other arrangements to inspect same. The contact information for the Board Secretary is as follows: Rosalind Miller, Board Secretary, City of Plainfield, phone: (908) 753-3486; and email: rosalind.miller@plainfieldnj.gov. In the event that the Board Secretary is not available to immediately answer the telephone, please leave a message and also call back during regular business hours. /S EVAN N. PICKUS Evan N. Pickus, Esq. PICKUS & LANDSBERG Attorneys for Applicant ($97.18)

 

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