Millburn Zoning Board Denies Stop & Shop Application

The decision regarding the controversial Millburn Avenue proposal could still be appealed before a state court.

Millburn zoning officials struck down an application for a variance that could have paved the way for a Stop & Shop supermarket some say would have caused traffic congestion in the township.

The board’s vote Monday was unanimous, The Alternative Press reported. 

The proposed supermarket plan, the bulk of which is located in Springfield, contained a 20-foot piece of land entering the property that runs through Millburn Avenue in Millburn.  

Stop & Shop officials have been petitioning land use boards in both Millburn and Springfield for 15 years, according to TAP.

Board member Mary McNett said that the deliberations were “quite serious” and that the board made its decision with a “duty toward municipal land use law and the history of the application,” the website wrote.

The applicants can appeal the zoning board decision before the state's superior court.

S O Resident February 13, 2014 at 07:03 AM
Fools will be fools!
Timothy Gill February 15, 2014 at 01:23 PM
Aren't there enough grocery stores in the area already? How about something more useful, like 2 or 3 stores together, perhaps a Container Store and a Micro Center PC/TV/electronics store? These are both top notch retailers with a sparse presence in NJ that would both probably do well in this area.


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