After two months of waiting, Stop & Shop officials will give a presentation addressing residents' concerns of added truck traffic as a result of the new food store on Millburn Avenue at the Zoning Board meeting tonight.
The Stop & Shop is proposed for the old Saks Fifth Avenue location, 92 Millburn Ave. in Short Hills. Even though that property is located in Springfield, Millburn has jurisdiction on the 20-foot piece of land entering the property, the township engineer, Thomas Watkinson, said.
Residents and Watkinson have raised concerns of traffic safety with the proposed plan. The new food store would create more truck traffic on Millburn Avenue and would require the trucks to make a hard right from Morris Avenue.
The Short Hills Association described it as "highway-sized supermarket" near St. Rose and Millburn High Schools.
Another resident has said it will add more parking spots, which would create more foot traffic for Millburn shopping.
What the community has said on the issue: