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.