Monday, January 7, 2013
Here's whats on the agenda for Millburn and Short Hills this week.
On Monday, the Millburn Board of Education is set to reorganize this week with two new members. The meeting is scheduled for tonight at 7:45 p.m. in the Education Center. The newly elected members, Dr. Rupali Wadhwa and Raymond Wong, will take the oath of office along with incumbent, Dr. Eric Siegel. The three were elected in November's election. On Wednesday, there is a Planning Board Meeting at 8 p.m. on the second floor of Town Hall. Agenda is attached for residents to review. On Thursday, the Historic Preservation Meeting is scheduled at 7:30 p.m in Town Hall on the second floor. Agenda to come. If you are looking for something to do this week, here are some events to check out around town. If you have anything going on in town add…
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Check out the agenda.
The Planning Board meeting is set to meet at 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of Town Hall.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Here's a look on what's going on in town this week.
This week in Millburn and Short Hills, the township gets back down to business with busy first few days of the week. To kick things off, the Zoning Board will meet tonight, at 7 p.m., on the second floor of Town Hall. Stop & Shop presentation will not be made again until Oct. 1. Please see the PDF for the agenda. On Tuesday, the Township Committee will meet, for the first time since the announcement of the the proposed shared services of dispatching, at 8 p.m., on the second floor of Town Hall. The agenda has not been posted yet. On Wednesday, the Planning Board has a meeting scheduled, at 7:30 p.m. ,on the second floor of Town Hall. Agenda is attached for review. If you are looking for something to do this week, here are some events to …
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
La Pergola would be located at 120 Essex St.
In what seems to be a summer of Italian restaurants, another one has been proposed for downtown Millburn. Driola LLC of New Providence has proposed to open La Pergola at 120 Essex St., which was once a bridal salon near the corner of Essex and Lackawanna Place. The space has been vacant for some time. The proposal is going to the Planning Board for review at its next meeting on Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Town Hall. The restaurant would have 80 seats, according to the plans filed at Town Hall, and the owners are seeking a variance for parking. Several Italian restaurants have opened downtown in recent months, including Osteria Mediterrania and Cafe Luna. La Campagna has changed hands and will stay an Italian restaurant with a new name, Cara …
Friday, June 25, 2010
The ordinance will allow Mall at Short Hills officials to develop more of the building into retail space.
The Township Committee this week approved a change to the zoning ordinance that reduced the parking requirement at the Mall at Short Hills. The move was done at the request of mall officials and after committee members had their questions answered about development at the mall. The measure would changes the parking requirements from 4.5 parking spaces for every 1,000 square feet of leasable area to 4.25 spaces. It's a proposal mall officials have brought forward and provided data from a study showing they only need four parking spaces per 1,000 square feet of leasable area. During the first reading of the ordinance, committee member Daniel Baer raised concerns about the parking requirements if the mall developed a standalone restaurant. …
Friday, June 11, 2010
Reducing the parking requirement would allow them to develop existing space into retail or restaurants.
The Township Committee introduced a change in the zoning ordinance that would allow the Mall at Short Hills to use more of its space for retail, but there were some concerns expressed about the measure. The measure would change the parking requirements from 4.5 parking spaces for every 1,000 square feet of leasable area to 4.25 spaces. It's a proposal mall officials have brought forward and provided data from a study showing they only need four parking spaces per 1,000 square feet of leasable area. Kenneth Leiby, Planning Board chairman, said mall officials are looking to develop an area of 50,000 square feet of space they wanted to convert several years ago. But mall officials withdrew that application because of the amount of parking …
Thursday, May 13, 2010
The bakery specializes in personalized cookies.
Another bakery may be coming to downtown Millburn. Splurge Bakery has filed an application with the Planning Board to move into 105 Main Street, which is the former of the Stewart Leshe Collections. The bakery would take up the 2,600-square-foot space as a retail endeavor. There also would be space for theme parties. The bakery specializes in personalized cookies. Owned by Short Hills resident Julie Winer, she creates sugar cookies with an image or message cast in icing. She had used restaurant.mc's kitchen for the work, but the restaurant recently closed. The Planning Board, which meets Wednesday, would need to approve a change of use for the space. Additionally, it would need to review variances including parking.
Monday, April 12, 2010
The application now heads back to the Planning Board for another review.
The Historic Preservation Commission still opposes the plan to subdivide the property at 114 Glen Ave. The commission reviewed the latest version of the plans on Thursday during its regular meeting. The developer, Greener Homes, LLC, has been seeking permission to subdivide and build an additional home on the property, which is a designated historic site. A previous recommendation by the Historic Preservation Commission was for the Millburn's Planning Board reject the application, as it was not in keeping with the historic nature of the area. The Historic Preservation Commission does not have an official capacity with the application, but it is the second time the Planning Board asked for a recommendation during its proceedings. Thursday'…
Thursday, March 18, 2010
The Planning Board approves a satellite store for the Montclair-based bakery.
Gina's Bakery will be coming to downtown Millburn. The Planning Board approved the bakery's application Wednesday night to open a satellite store. The bakery will open a retail store in the store once home to Signal Graphics, which moved to South Orange last month. No baking will be done on premises, and the baked goods will be brought by van each morning to the Millburn store. Brad Padden, business advisor for the bakery, said during Wednesday's meeting how the bakery has been at the Millburn Farmers Market for four years. During that time they have been one of the more popular vendors. "Our customers would ask us when we would be opening a store here," he said. The plan is for the bakery to be open five days each week. It will be open 8 …
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Changes to the plan prompt the Planning Board to send it back for a second review.
A proposal to subdivide a Glen Avenue property in the Wyoming Historic District is headed back to the Historic District Commission. The Planning Board is reviewing a proposal to divide a property at 114 Glen Ave. in the historic district. The board reviewed it last month and opted to send it to the Historic District Commission for review. But changes to the plan to address concerns about the plan prompted the Planning Board to decide Wednesday night to send it back to the commission for another review. The changes include reducing a new house's footprint to 1,800 square feet from 3,000 square feet and straightening the new lot line. Last month the commission voted to recommend the Planning Board to reject the plan because it would …