Proposed B-3 Rezoning Along Route 71

The issue of proposed rezoning along Route 71 to create a new B-3 business zone has grown increasingly contentious. Heightsonline starts this new page in order to compile documents being produced by, and related to, the ongoing debate.

The proposed draft ordinance as of July 1, 2013. NEW DRAFT Ord 2013-04 with map

Table of zoning setbacks, showing that in the proposed B-3 zone, buildings may be built starting a mere 15 feet from Route 71:
zoning setback table

The June 20, 2012 Engineering Evaluation. 2012_Engineering_Evaluation

2008 Master Plan Re-Examination Report (NOTE: although this version is touted as the version which was adopted by the Borough, it does NOT include the amendments contained in the Planning Board Resolution of Dec. 16, 2008): Spring Lake Heights DRAFT 2008 Re-Examination Report

1996 Master Plan Re-Examination Report, recommending that the Borough conduct a comprehensive land use study (which was never done) to best determine how to handle future commercial development along the Route 71 corridor: 1996 SLH Master Plan Reexamination Report

1986 Master Plan Re-Examination Report, recommending that the Borough conduct a comprehensive land use study (which was never done) to best determine how to handle future commercial development along the Route 71 corridor. This report also cites that previous recommendations for development along Route 71 had proved unworkable: 1986 SLH Master Plan Reexamination Report

1978 Master Plan Revision, recommending how large development along Route 71 should be handled. This is the clause that the 1986 report notes was unworkable. This is also the clause which the 2013 Planning Board is using to support their current rezoning argument: 1978 SLH Master Plan Revisions

Wyckham Manor Board of Directors letter to residents asking they do not sign the petition which would make the Council take a 2/3’s majority vote to adopt the proposed ordinance. The letter does NOT state that the proposed buildings will be 15 feet from the roadway or that the parking lots will be facing the Wyckham residences. It also trys some scare tactics with the threat of “low-income housing” being built on the property: wyckham manor letter to residents

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