Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Stop & Shop says the Springfield store with access to Millburn Ave will benefit the community.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
A letter to the community: The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is very proud of our proposed Millburn Avenue project. The new store has been designed to blend in with the neighborhood, and the footprint will be significantly smaller than the old Saks building. We’ve worked with state, county and local authorities to come up with a traffic plan and roadway improvements that will keep traffic running smoothly on Millburn Avenue. Finally, we’ve designed a site plan that adds new, larger landscape buffers to separate our operations from our closest neighbors. You can see detailed plans of the new Stop & Shop, along with artist’s renderings of what the new facility will look like at our website, StopAndShopSpringfield.com. Stop & Shop …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Store in Springfield that is seeking a variance for a property in Millburn creates website to couteract the opposition's website.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Saying it wants to give the public the "real facts," Stop & Shop Supermarkets announced the launch of www.StopandShopSpringfield.com, a site executives say was created to educate and inform the local community about its new Springfield/Millburn location. Known as the old Saks Fifth Avenue site, the vacant property along Millburn Avenue will include a brick main building and parking away from Millburn Avenue, and a significantly more landscaping, including larger buffers between the site and its residential neighbors, Stop & Shop officials said in a press release issued this week. “While we have owned the property along Millburn Avenue since 1994, we have spent years engineering and designing a smaller, more efficient Stop & Shop for the …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Meeting has been postponed twice, but is schedule to take place tonight.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing on the Stop & Shop site in the old Saks building on Millburn Avenue has been postponed twice since December, but it is set to continue tonight with testimony from traffic engineers and planners about the effect of a 69,000-square-foot grocery store would have on the area. Though the meeting starts at 7 p.m., there are other cases on the Zoning Board of Adjustment's agenda so it will probably not get started until closer to 8 p.m., officials say. Although Stop & Shop had an engineer ready to testify in December, the issue was carried over to January because the zoning board wanted to hire an engineer, a traffic engineer and a planner to be at the next meeting to hear and review testimony and, if …
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Hearing has been continued to June 4, when the public will get to ask questions of engineers.
After months of delays, The Millburn Zoning Board of Adjustment began hearing engineering testimony in the Stop & Shop application on Monday night, but after just one witness, ran out of time and continued the hearing until June 4. The physical site engineer, Michael Fowler, explained how the driveways onto Millburn Avenue would work and how the development of the 69,000-square-foot grocery store proposed for the empty Saks Fifth Avenue building might impact the street. Fowler said the county has already approved the widening of Millburn Avenue to accommodate a light at Millburn Avenue and Baltusrol Way to allow for a left turn lane into and out of the parking lot and onto Baltusrol Way. The other driveway on Millburn Avenue would be for …
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Next meeting will be in January, after zoning board hires engineers to review testimony.
Concerned residents packed the house at the Zoning Adjustment Board meeting on Monday night, interested to see what might happen with the proposed Stop & Shop site in the old Saks building on Millburn Avenue. What they got was another date to come back to hear testimony from engineers, traffic engineers and planners about the effect that a 69,000 square foot grocery store would have on Short Hills, specifically Millburn Avenue. The issue was carried until Jan. 23, 2012, and board members told the public that there are other cases on the agenda so they should not bother getting to the meeting before 8 p.m. Although Stop & Shop had an engineer ready to testify, the issue was carried over to January because the zoning board wanted to hire an …
Friday, February 26, 2010
They believe the Board of Adjustment's approval was needed before the county approved the application.
Township officials are saying "not so fast" about the county Planning Board approving an application for Stop & Shop to move to a Millburn Avenue site. The Essex County Planning Board approved driveway access from the former Saks Fifth Avenue site onto Millburn Avenue last fall. The site itself is in Springfield. The plan for the grocery store owned by Royal Ahold to open at the site was approved there after a court battle. Because the driveway is located in Millburn and Essex County, it needs approval from those two zoning boards. The Millburn Board of Adjustment would review the application. But Millburn officials have yet to receive an application from Royal Ahold and only learned about the plans when they received paperwork from county…
Friday, November 13, 2009
The state approval requires a traffic signal, but that could change.
The Essex County Planning Board's approval for Stop & Shop to use a driveway on Millburn Avenue requires a traffic signal, but that could change once traffic studies are complete. Stop & Shop, owned by Royal Ahold, is seeking to construct a new store at the former Saks Fifth Avenue building on Millburn Avenue. The property is located in Springfield, but one of two driveways is located on Millburn Avenue in Millburn and Essex County. The use of the driveway requires both county and township approval. The Essex County Planning Board approved the right of way on Oct. 13 and memorialized the decision on Nov. 10. The matter still needs the Board of Freeholders to ratify it. The county Planning Board also approved the site plan on Oct. 27. …