Senior Counsel Charlie Lorber and Associate Josh Gorsky recently completed a yearlong approval process before the Mine Hill Planning Board for a 50-unit apartment building. Charlie and Josh’s involvement in this matter involved both a zoning change and a site plan application (which included design waivers). The zoning change occurred first, and once that was completed, they filed a site plan application for the 50-unit building. The application was complicated by the fact that it was the first one filed pursuant to Mine Hill’s settlement with the State of NJ and Fair Share Housing. More than 25 objectors appeared during the six hearing nights which stretched from November through July in part because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The plans call for 50 rental units, 10 of which will be for low and/or moderate-income tenants. The building was beautifully designed by Jarmel Kizel Architects and the site engineer was Calisto Burtin Engineering. Engineering and design were particularly complicated due to slope and drainage.