SPRINGFIELD, NJ - At the scheduled monthly planning board meeting, the board heard from one applicant looking to move forward with a site plan.
KAR Realty LLC made an application for bulk variances on the property located at 35 Brown Avenue in Springfield. After hearing the testimony from KAR Realty, and a portion where planning board members could ask questions from the presenters, the board made the decision to push the application back to give KAR Realty a chance to get their house in order.
As a result of the decision to table the application, KAR Realty will get first hearing at the planning board meeting on May 1, 2019. For Roger Kosempel, the tabling of the application was something of a disappointment, but he feels that it is a simple resolution.
"I believe it's just an engineering issue," Kosempel said. "My engineer has to talk to their engineers."
Planning Board Chairman Jeff Tiger said that in the coming days and weeks before KAR's application is heard again, it is incumbent on them to work out what the board saw as hurdles to progressing forward.
"The applicant should meet with our professionals over the next 60 days to resolve all outstanding concerns," Tiger said. "Bring all change of tenancies up to speed and anything that's exterior to the property, file for the appropriate permits to come back so we have a clean application and we can act on it."
Also of note, the planning board will hold a meeting on March 21 with the express purpose of moving forward on the Saks property after being tasked to do so by the township committee.