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By: takebacklakewood | October 25, 2017

The Planning Board voted to approve the Master Plan with numerous changes.


While there were numerous positive changes made - this Master Plan will still go down as the cause of major gridlock in the South Lakewood area.

Kudos to Follman for voting no. We are pleased that the end result is significantly better than the original plan and yet we know that this Master Scam will lead to thousands of houses and extreme congestion. At least we got major concessions & huge road improvement requirements.


Eagle Ridge (and other areas in R-40 zones of 100+ undeveloped acres) can have either senior housing (as currently allowed), or 3.6 units per gross acres.


The Cross area lot that has a campus ordinance approval for 300 units in apartment buildings will be allowed to build as an R7.5 which is a reduction from their existing approval.


Zoning changes only take affect after:

  • Add a turning lane to Route 9. 
  • Dualize Cross St. all the way to Route 9 
  • Dualize Massachusets
  • Dualize Pine
  • Dualize Prospect
  • Attempt to widen James St. from Sunset to Rt. 9 

Ensure that roads that are widened are at least a level C of traffic flow


Impact fees must be established in every zone in Lakewood before the zoning changes take affect. 


Establish Committee to look to improve circulation in Lakewood


The B5A zone in the Chestnut/Route 70 area should only be allowed to open to Route 70.  


What is most shocking, is that the Planning Board was in such a haste to get this passed (to please Ray Coles etc etc.) that they voted on a document that needs the above amendments before it;' finalized! Why not wait to see the final wording??


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Anonymous

Posted on : November 04, 2017

When did planning board members learn about DEP ruling on the golf course? Did that have any effect on voting against the R12 zoning designation?


617

Posted on : October 30, 2017

An additional 4000 units is the new masterplan.


cha cha

Posted on : October 27, 2017

"Moshiach" will be an older gentleman riding an old donkey.
BUT he will move faster than the stand-still traffic in Lakewood


617

Posted on : October 26, 2017

Who was the live stream from, FAA or Township?
Could one see it now on you tube or someplace?


1

Posted on : October 26, 2017

Where is the planning board video?


Yossi

Posted on : October 26, 2017

I don’t want to sound like a am ha’aretz , but when you say dualize Massachusetts what does that mean?


Yehuda

Posted on : October 26, 2017

TBL I really don’t understand!
Last time when Louie stood his ground and questioned the planners properly, it seemed like all of the other members saw the light and the truth of Louie’s position and did not want to approve the Master Plan as presented. Furthermore, they seemed to be all in agreement that there could not be any changes, to any zone, that would raise the density higher than an R12.
What happened this evening? Why didn't the others stand their ground as they did last time?
Did they really feel that these changes to the Master Plan —while certainly positive, as you say—but do they sufficiently address their underlying concerns of the previous meeting?
I’m with Louie. I would’ve loved to see a totally revamped Master Plan.


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