Riverbend Parcel of Harrison’s Waterfront Redevelopment Plan May See Hotel

Public Notice:


PUBLIC NOTICE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that on January 28, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. the Planning Board (“Board”) for the Town of Harrison will hold a meeting in the Council Chambers, 2nd Floor, of the Harrison Town Hall, 318 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, New Jersey, for the purpose of continuing a public hearing concerning the application (“Application”) of Advance at Harrison, LLC (“Applicant”) involving Block 138.01, Lot 1 (1000 Rodgers Blvd S), which is generally bounded by Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard, Riverbend Drive, Guyon Drive, and Fifth Street, and which is located in the Waterfront Redevelopment Area (the “Property”). On the Property, which is commonly called Riverbend Parcel A, Applicant proposes to construct a 150-room hotel with related amenities, approximately 4,340 square feet of commercial space (likely for retail or restaurant use), and surface parking (the “Project”). From the Board, Applicant seeks preliminary and final site plan approval and relief from the Waterfront Redevelopment Plan to permit (i) fewer parking spaces than required; and (ii) building setbacks in excess of the 10′ maximum setback (as such relief is deemed necessary). Applicant also seeks relief from conditions imposed in Resolution 11 Plan-05 on November 14, 2011 (or any other previously adopted resolution concerning the Property), which require streetscape improvements to be completed on a block-by-block basis in the Riverbend area. Applicant proposes initially to complete the streetscape improvements located adjacent to the portion of the Property on which the hotel is proposed. Applicant also seeks any additional variances, deviations, design exceptions/waivers, submission waivers, interpretations, modifications of prior imposed conditions, and other approvals reflected on the filed plans (as same may be further amended from time to time without further notice) and as may be determined to be necessary during the review and processing of the Application. When the case is called, interested parties may appear at the hearing or any adjournment thereof either in person or by attorney, ask questions, and present evidence and offer statements or documentation that may be relevant to the Application. The hearing may be continued without further notice on such additional or other dates as the Board may determine. The application, maps, plans and related supporting materials will be available at least ten days prior to the hearing for public inspection in the office of the Secretary to the Board, Town Hall (basement), 318 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, New Jersey, during regular business hours, which are typically Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4:30 pm. Please also take notice that Applicant also applied to the Harrison Redevelopment Agency (“HRA”) for its consent to construct the Project on the Property, which is in a redevelopment area, and for certain design deviations from the Waterfront Redevelopment Plan. By a resolution adopted on December 8, 2014, the HRA approved the application and granted design waivers related to the exposed foundation; the location of the trash facilities, transformers, and utility wires; the height of the street lights; the continuation of certain temporary sidewalks; and the number, area, location, and type of signage proposed. The resolution and application materials are available for public inspection in the HRA’s offices at 600 Essex Street, Harrison, New Jersey. Advance at Harrison, LLC By: Jennifer P. Smith, Esq. Gibbons P.C. One Gateway Center Newark, New Jersey 07102 (973) 596-4500 01/14/15 $85.00
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