Highland Park Planning Board Approves JSM at Highland Park LLC’s Subdivision

In a recent Highland Park Planning Board meeting, the board approved JSM at Highland Park LLC’s application for a reverse subdivision of the Buck Woods property. This action consolidates 49 small lots into one larger property, clearing the way for the previously approved construction without altering the site plan.

The application from JSM at Highland Park LLC, represented by attorney Douglas M. K. Wolfson, aimed to address nonconforming lot lines based on outdated property divisions from the 1950s and 1940s. The board’s approval effectively eliminates those lot lines and creates a single lot for the development, adhering to the conditions imposed by the town’s professionals for resolution compliance.

During the meeting, civil engineer Ronald A. Alenbach testified on behalf of the applicant, detailing the plans to consolidate the lots without making changes to the footprint of the approved building, access, or internal roadways. The proposed resolution was also discussed, with adjustments suggested to include block numbers for clarity in the description of the tract involved.

The board agreed to waive certain submission requirements for the application, deeming it complete after concurrence from the professionals that additional details typically associated with minor subdivision applications were not necessary for this consolidation.

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The board also addressed concerns about existing utility easements, including those held by AT&T, within the property. Alenbach assured the board that the easements would remain unaffected until the new utilities are relocated and accepted by the borough, after which the old easements can be vacated.

No public comments were made during the meeting, and the board voted unanimously to approve the application, subject to final approval of the deed language and the reports of the professionals.

In other business, the board reviewed and corrected the meeting minutes from May 11, 2023. Additionally, the board passed a resolution memorializing actions taken on December 14, 2023, which involved tract and lot number clarifications.

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