Summit Medical Group is hoping to construct a new facility at the corner of Chatham Road and Woodland Road in Short Hills.
The new 62,908 square-foot building would have two floors of medical offices and two floors of interior parking, according to the plans and application filed at Town Hall. It would replace the current three buildings at the site, including a gas station, a professional office building and a medical office building. The gas station is not in use.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment is scheduled to review the requested variances for the project by the Berkeley Heights-based company during a meeting on Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. in Town Hall. The organization is requesting variances for floor area ratio, height, setbacks, parking and "slope disturbance."
The new building itself would have a 14,900-square-foot footprint on the property and would be 8.5 feet from Chatham Road and 11.3 feet from Woodland Road. It also would be 46.1 feet high.
The two lower levels of the building would have 68 parking spaces. Additionally there would be 72 outdoor surface parking spaces to bring the total to 140 spaces on the site.
The application states the facility would fit with current uses in the neighborhood including a nearby dentist office and the Short Hills Pharmacy. Additionally the need for the floor area ratio variance is because of the need to include interior parking and also part of why the height variance is needed. Additionally, the height variance is needed because of the roof type.
The Summit Medical Group website states it has existed for 80 years and has more than 200 service providers.