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By: takebacklakewood | October 22, 2017

A final hearing on the Master Plan will be held on Wednesday October 25th at 6:00. This is a special hearing devoted to the Master Plan.


Memo Summarizing the Changes

This memorandum summarizes and identifies the changes to the draft 2017 Lakewood Township Master Plan requested by the Planning Board at the master plan public hearing on October 3rd. A revised map and text revisions are provided as an attachment to this memorandum for the Board’s review.


The Planning Board requested that the following revisions to the draft master plan prior to a final vote:

1. Proposed Land Use Plan, Figure LU-4. The proposed R-10 SFD and R-10C designations in the southwest sector of the Township are revised and replaced with an R-12 designation. In addition, an area fronting on Cross Street and Massachusetts Avenue has been changed from an R-7.5 designation to an R-12 designation. Two maps are attached- one map is titled as “Proposed and Use (Revisions Annotated)” which highlights the “proposed revisions and the second one titled “Proposed Land Use” which has been revised per the October 3, 2017 meeting to reflect the Board’s direction and suitable for adoption by the Board.


2. Land Use Strategies on page 9. An additional strategy has been added which addresses the Board recommendation that meetings of the Township Committee, Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment be held on a regular basis to coordinate land use policies of the Township.


3. Table LU-3 Proposed Land Use on pages 25 and 26 has been revised to reflect the acreage revision of the Proposed Land Use Plan map (LU-4).


4. Land Use Plan Element.

        a. The R-10 SFD land use district description is no longer necessary due to the changes listed in #1 above and therefore is deleted on page 27.
        b. The R-10C land use district description is no longer necessary due to the changes listed in #1 above and therefore is deleted on page 28.
        c. R-40 land use district. (Page 29) The recommendation to allow planned communities on parcels greater than 100 acres of area without an age restriction has been modified per the Planning Board to limit the density to a maximum of 3.6 units per acre. Previously the recommendation was to allow such planned communities with a density of 4.5 units per acre. The recommendation on page 38 was also revised accordingly.
        d. Specific zoning ordinance recommendations on page 37. The recommendations discussed in #4 a and b are deleted.
        e. Specific zoning recommendations. Houses of worship with catering halls are recommended to be a conditional use with appropriate standards. Please refer to the recommendation added on
page 38.
        f. Secondary and post-secondary schools with dormitories are recommended to be a conditional use with appropriate standards. Please refer to the recommendation added on page 38.
        g. The Planning Board’s condition to link any changes in zoning in the Cross Street/West Cross Street and Massachusetts Avenue-sector of the Township to road widening of specific road segments is provided on page 38.
        h. Rezoning Requests listed for Township Committee review on pages 40 and 41 are deleted per Planning Board direction.

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Big Mike

Posted on : October 25, 2017

So basically what the Planning Board is doing to the hundreds (or more) residents which came out to the several meeting and spent thousands of collective hours participating in these meetings and expressing their opinions - is to totally ignore everything they said and shirk from their duty by passing the buck to the Twp committee instead to decide on the all the behind-the-scenes Flannery down-zoning requests.

And on top of that, their October 12th Memo states that they will deliberately not share anything the public stated during all those meeting and will therefore not even make a single recommendation to the committee-members.

In other words, we were all misled by this Board by inviting the residents to express themselves in the hope that we can make a difference - and now it turns out that they fooled us and we all wasted our time. If that isn't chutzpah then nothing is!!


mh

Posted on : October 23, 2017

Not sure where to post this question.

Are there any plans to open up Kennedy from Twin Oaks till Brook?


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