WESTFIELD, NJ — The fate of the “Watcher House” will have to wait.

A continuation of the Westfield Planning Board’s hearings regarding a request to knock down the Dutch colonial at 657 Boulevard and replace it with two new homes, originally scheduled for Monday, was postponed at the request of the objector because neither he nor his expert were available, according to James Foerst, the attorney representing the applicant and homeowner Derek Broaddus.

Broaddus is seeking to subdivide the property into two lots, remove the existing dwelling and construct two new homes on the property. For this to happen, the board would need to grant variance relief from sections 11.07E2 and 11.07E3 of the Land Use Ordinance.

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Continuation of the hearing is on the planning board’s Jan. 4 meeting agenda.

To read about past testimony, click here.