Millburn Zoning Board Approves Residential Expansion Despite Setback Issues

In a recent meeting of the Millburn Town Zoning Board, one of the key matters discussed involved a variance application for a residential property on Mill Street. The property owners were seeking approval to square off the corner of their house and add more living space, which included a primary bedroom suite, an additional bathroom, and a loft area on the second floor. The main issue that required a variance was related to the new setback requirements, as the property’s location on a corner lot meant that it was further from the street than the ordinance allowed.

The variance requests were granted. The Zoning Board members agreed that the property owners’ plans would not negatively impact the master plan of Millburn or the neighborhood. It was noted that the proposed modifications would actually result in the house being more attractive, addressing the current unappealing flat roof dormer and the leaking issues. The board’s decision took into account that, while the property is on an undersized lot, the owners were not seeking variances for floor area ratio or lot coverage beyond filling in the corner of the house. The board members expressed support for the application, noting that it was a moderate request and that the house’s appearance would be improved as a result.

Another matter of note was the approval of a one-year extension for a previously approved variance on South Mountain Avenue. The extension was requested due to health-related delays, and the board members did not express any issues with granting the additional time.

The Zoning Board also announced the carrying of several cases to future dates. Applications for properties on Sagamore Road, Main Street, and another for Lucky Express USA LLC were deferred to later meetings, with no further notices to be given, urging interested parties to monitor the town’s website for any updates.

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Mayor:
Annette Romano
Zoning Board Officials:
Craig Ploetner, Jessica Glatt, Joe Caulfield, Chandru Harjani, Amy Lawrence, Gary Rosen, Regina Truitt, Pricilla Saraf, Xiaoxuan (Derek) Peng, Robert Simon (Board Attorney), Eileen Davitt (Zoning Officer/Board Secretary)

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