Lakewood Township’s Zoning Board on Monday night denied a request to amend a previous approval to the planned Chestnut Gardens development, off Chestnut Street between Stamford Meadows and Andrew’s Corner.
Back on January 7, 2019, the Board granted major subdivision and use variance approval to permit construction of sixteen duplexes (32 housing units), one synagogue, one tot lot, one open space lot, and one storm basin lot.
The amended application would have kept the same number of units, but with increased size lots for a majority of the duplex units, and a reduction in the size of the tot lot and a reduction in the size of synagogue lot.
The developer can still build according to the 2019 approval.
Access to the tract will be provided by the improvement of a portion of the Clinton Avenue right-of-way, which intersects Chestnut Street. Clinton Avenue will lead to a new, looped right-of-way indicated as Holden Square. Holden Square will be designed with 32 feet wide pavement.
Per the submitted architectural drawings, the dwelling units will have five bedrooms plus
basement apartments. Four off-street parking spaces will be provided for each unit.
The shul will contain a 3,920 sq feet Beis Medrash. At the 2019 Board hearing, the Board approved 12 parking spaces for the shul. The Board tonight reaffirmed that parking plan.