Lakewood Township’s Planning Board tonight granted Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan approval to Knesseth Beis Yaakov of Lakewood to construct a new three-story shul building at the location of the current shul trailer near “The Preserve” developments.
Based on the preliminary architectural plans, the proposed shul building will be 75’ X 90’, with 6,750 sq feet for the footprint. The main shul will have 2,950 sq feet of main sanctuary space.
The site front James Street and Edmonds Avenue, and the application includes improving Edmonds Avenue until the end of the property frontage, and installing a cul-de-sac turn-around at the end of Edmonds Avenue.
The parking lot, which will be accessed from Edmonds Avenue, will contain 23 off-street parking spaces.
The applicant agreed to install curb and sidewalk along the property frontages, and to further develop the site with associated storm water management, landscaping, lighting, and utilities.
There is existing drainage in the road. Potable water is under the north side of the street. Sanitary sewer is beneath the approximate centerline. Overhead electric is located on the south side of the right-of-way. An underground storm water management recharge facility will be provided beneath the parking area, along with another recharge trench, within the unimproved portion of the Edmonds Avenue right-of-way.
The board granted variances for parking, Minimum Front Yard Setback, Minimum Side Yard Setback, Minimum Rear Yard Setback, and Maximum Building Coverage.