UPDATE 11/23: The Lakewood planning board has approved this application.
Hatzolah of Central Jersey has filed an application to Lakewood Township’s planning board for approval to construct a new ambulance garage building on Halsey Street at Route 9, on the outskirts of the Oak and Vine neighborhood.
According to the architectural plan submitted to the planning board, the 2-story building will contain a 1,260 sq feet ambulance garage and associated rooms on the first floor, and several offices, a conference room, and rooms for the night watch members on the second floor.
The site plan proposes removal of the existing “jersey barriers” and warning signs which keep Halsey Street inaccessible from Route 9. The garage will be accessed by a driveway onto Halsey Street, and sidewalk will be installed along the property frontage.
The application has been placed on the planning board’s agenda for November 23.
As previously reported on LNN, the Board of Fire Commissioners has temporarily allowed Hatzolah to use their former district office on Route 9 near James Street, to enable Hatzolah to provide an additional, centralized location for their night watch (members who stay in-house all night to be ready instantly). Previously, these offices are housed only at the Heathwood garage.