Recent SuccessesJuly 2013 – Articles In the Zone
Recent Successes from the zoning and land use team:
Jeffrey M. Hall recently assisted McNeill Properties V, LLC, owner of 4152 Quakerbridge Road in Lawrence Township, New Jersey, and operator through a sister entity of a Golds Gym facility on the site, in the application of a preliminary and final site plan and variance approvals. The current gym facility totals 66,560 square feet but a decision was made to expand the facility in order to offer a broader range of programming. The applicant proposed a two story 19,559 square foot addition. The site presented some design challenges; most notably, lack of space to accommodate parking for the addition as required by the land development regulations. Therefore, a significant parking variance was required. Through effective presentation of operator testimony as a foundation for the traffic engineer and the latter’s testimony, a variance of 77 parking spaces from the required 431 was approved. This amounted to a deficiency of approximately 18 percent.