Rahway Approves Mixed Use Complex

Public Notice:



CITY OF RAHWAY NOTICE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Planning Board of the City of Rahway, pursuant to the requirements of the City of Rahway Central Business District Redevelopment Plan (the “Redevelopment Plan”) and the Municipal Land Use Law, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq. (MLUL), adopted a Resolution of Approval on April 28, 2015 approving the application of Dornoch Rahway II, LP for Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan Approval, Preliminary and Final Major Subdivision Approval and deviations from the Redevelopment Plan for a mixed use development consisting of 208 residential units and approximately 5,331 square feet of retail space on property known and designated as Block 318, Lots 1 through 10 and 23 as shown on the City of Rahway Tax Map; which land is located in the Central Business District Redevelopment Area (CBD-1 Subdistrict). The subject property is approximately 2.07 acres and has frontage on Main Street, East Cherry Street and Poplar Street. The application is made in accordance with that certain “Redevelopment Agreement” between Dornoch Rahway II Urban Renewal, LLC and the Rahway Redevelopment Agency dated October 1, 2014 (the “Redevelopment Agreement”) and in accordance with that certain Agreement of Sale between Dornoch Rahway II Urban Renewal, LP and the Rahway Parking Authority dated January, 2014 (the “Parking Authority Agreement”). The Resolution grants Applicant Preliminary and Final Major Site Plan Approval to allow the construction of two mixed use structures serving a total of 208 residential unit and approximately 5,331 sq. ft. of ground floor retail space. The proposed North Building will include 92 residential units and 1,970 square feet of retail space. The proposed South Building will include 116 residential units, 3,274 square feet of retail space, together with 3,697 square feet of amenity space and 1,742 square feet of leasing office space. Both the proposed North Building and proposed South Building will include four stories of residential units above a ground level story comprised of lobby space, retail use, garage parking and other building services, in addition to one story below grade comprised of garage parking and other building services. The Applicant further proposes the extension of Monroe Street from Main Street through the subject property to East Cherry Street (the “Monroe Street Extension”). In addition to the parking proposed under the North Building and under the South Building, Applicant is proposing on-street parking on Main Street (14 spaces); Poplar Street (2 spaces); Monroe Street Extension (13 spaces); and in the newly created Rahway Parking Authority Lot (26 spaces), which are part of the subject application. The Resolution of Approval further grants Applicant Preliminary and Final Major Subdivision Approval to subdivide the subject property into three (3) new tax lots. Proposed Lot 1.01, Block 318 (0.59 acres) is intended to serve the North Building. Proposed Lot 1.02, Block 318 (0.85 acres) is intended to serve the South Building. Proposed Lot 1.03, Block 318 (0.24 acres) is to serve a 26 space Rahway Parking Authority Lot which will be conveyed to the Rahway Parking Authority pursuant to the terms of the Parking Authority Agreement. The subdivision approval also includes the creation of the Monroe Street Extension. The Resolution of Approval grants Applicant the following deviations from the Redevelopment Plan pursuant to Section X-E of the Redevelopment Plan: (i) Minimum Lot Depth Deviation requested from Central Business District Redevelopment Plan, Page 9, Section IV-B.6(c) which requires 100 ft. minimum lot depth; whereas the Rahway Parking Authority Parking Lot has depth of 69.62 ft. (ii) Minimum Rear Yard deviation requested from Central Business District Redevelopment Plan, Page 9, Section IV-B.6(d)(i) which requires 10 ft. minimum rear yard setback; whereas proposed Lot 1.01 (North Building) has a rear yard setback of zero feet and whereas proposed Lot 1.02 (South Building) has a rear yard setback of 0.50 ft. (iii) On-Site Parking Spaces deviation requested from Central Business District Redevelopment Plan, Page 11, Section IV-E, which requires 208 on-site residential parking spaces; whereas 198 on-site residential garage parking spaces are proposed. Section IV-B.6(c) of the Redevelopment Plan requires, in general, 1.25 spaces per dwelling unit (1.25 x 208 dwelling units = 260 required spaces). Of these, a minimum of 1.0 space per dwelling unit (1.0 x 208 dwelling units = 208 spaces) shall be provided on site. The remaining required spaces shall be provided in on-street spaces, public or private parking lots and/or through a payment pursuant to the Parking Authority Agreement. The Resolution of Approval, application, the plans and related documents are on file and available for public inspection between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, in the Office of the City Planner, 1 City Hall Plaza, Rahway, New Jersey 07065. Ronald L. Shimanowitz, Esq. Hutt & Shimanowitz, PC Attorneys for Applicant, Dornoch Rahway II, LP 459 Amboy Avenue/P.O. Box 648 Woodbridge, NJ 07095 (732) 634-6400 ($87.12)

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