of the car wash next door, said he was concerned about the number of parking spaces and the proximity of the property’s driveway to where vehicles enter and exit the car wash.
“There can be 100 cars an hour,” he said, adding left-hand turns into the facility so close to his property “would cause problems.”
“I would like something other than the closed gas station,” Goldstein said, but “in my opinion this is the wrong type of building.”
Georgione asked the board to consider “approval with conditions,” including the recreational marijuana restriction, “a meeting of the minds between ours and your township engineer regarding flood mitigation,” moving the driveway, extending and marking the crosswalk, meeting lighting requirements and providing documentation regarding property ownership.
Fountain said “there is not enough information with certainty to confirm or deny an impact on the floodplain, where the new building is located.” Elevating it on piers “would reduce the amount of intrusion on the floodplain,” but “was not embraced,” he said.
Piers are “a security issue,” they would open up the building from below, Kurowski said. It’s also “a flood safety issue — what if someone were trapped in floodwaters below the building,” and it would be “significantly more costly than the alternatives we’ve proposed.”
Fountain said he was willing to look at additional hydrolysis information Kurowski said he would provide “to get me to agree to get where you want to be.”