Rocky Hill
NJ

Meeting Topic

Zoning Map

Information

Department:Planning BoardSponsors:
Category:Agreement

Attachments

  1. ZONING MAP FINAL 8-818-1

Meeting History

Jul 19, 2018 7:30 PM  Planning Board Regular Meeting

Ms. Lee distributed to the Board a rendition of the Borough zoning map with proposed business districts at the east and west sides of the Borough and proposed uses in the zones. The Board provided feedback on the proposals. Ms. Goldman voiced concern about adding a business zone on the eastern end of Washington Street where there is already heavy traffic and no parking. Mr. Goldman further noted that allowing businesses in that area will likely over time force out residential uses. Mayor Kartsonis suggested that the western end of Washington Street may be better for business uses. Mr. Hintz suggested expanding the current business zone on the northern side of Washington Street from the firehouse up to the two Victorian houses next to the post office, since they were of sufficient size to qualify for commercial development.

Ms. Goldman asked the Board’s opinion on whether farming should continue to be a permitted use. Ms. Lee responded that at a prior meeting, the Board agreed that due to the agricultural history of the Borough, farming should continue to be a permitted use. Ms. Goldman said that if farming is allowed, it needs to be regulated.

The Board discussed the parking problem and possible areas for additional parking. It was discussed that possible siting of a parking lot on Green Acres lands was problematic. Ms. Lee proposed having an agreement with the Business Park on Crescent Avenue that would allow public parking after regular daytime business hours.

The target date for completing the re-examination is the end of 2018. The County’s goal is to have a draft by November. Miss Lee suggested that in order to meet the County deadlines for infrastructure improvements to be included in Somerset County’s preservation plan that is being developed, she will excerpt parts to form a separate amendment to submit to the County in a timely fashion.

RESULT:DISCUSSEDNext: 8/16/2018 7:30 PM
Aug 16, 2018 7:30 PM  Planning Board Regular Meeting
RESULT:DISCUSSEDNext: 9/20/2018 7:30 PM
Sep 20, 2018 7:30 PM  Planning Board Regular Meeting

Discussion was tabled to the next meeting.

RESULT:DISCUSSEDNext: 10/18/2018 7:30 PM
Oct 18, 2018 7:30 PM  Planning Board Regular Meeting
RESULT:DISCUSSEDNext: 11/15/2018 7:30 PM

Discussion