WESTFIELD, NJ — The Planning Board is set to consider plans to tear down a home on Central Avenue and put two in its place.
The application listed on the agenda for Monday calls for the single-family home at 923 Central Ave. to be demolished and the .39 acre property subdivided into two lots each of which would contain a new single-family home.
Property tax records show the structure was built in the year 1800 and is now assessed at $470,500. The applicant, 923 Central Avenue LLC, is seeking a series of variances, according to the agenda.
The existing regulations call for a minimum lot area of 8,000-square-feet within 134 feet of the front lot line, while the proposed lot areas amount to 6,700-square-feet each, the agenda states.
The width of the lots proposed are 50-feet, while the town’s regulations call for a minimum width of 60 feet in that zone, the agenda says.
A recent planning report from the town found a majority of Westfield homeowners were displeased with residential teardowns. Builders, however, have cited a demand for new construction.
The town’s report states that officials in 2018 approved 61 teardowns in the town, the highest number since the municipality approved 63 in 2014.
The Westfield Planning Board is set to meet at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Municipal Building, 425 East Broad St., Westfield.
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