Planning Board

Shannon Rapant

Secretary

(908) 322-6700, ext. 307

The Planning Board is responsible under state statute for preparing and adopting a Township Master Plan (see below) and for reviewing any and all land use development within the Township of Scotch Plains, including alterations/additions to the schools, utilities and municipal agencies. The Planning Board is charged with approving all subdivisions, site plans, planned development applications and conditional uses which conform to Township land use ordinances. The Planning Board is also responsible for reviewing all ordinances proposed by the Township Council that deal with land use.


Board Members and Alternates

The Planning Board is made up of nine members and two alternate members who are all appointed by the Mayor. In addition, the Planning Board hires its own consultants at the beginning of each year when it reorganizes. Members and alternates for 2017 are:

Joseph Doyle, Chairman

Paulette Coronato, Vice Chair Person

Jeffrey Strauss, Secretary

James Checchio

Richard S. Fortunato

Marc Ginsberg

Robert LaCosta

Llewellyn Jones, Councilman

Al Smith, Mayor

 

Michael Weber, Alternate 1

Carla Kelly, Alternate 2

 

Neil J Dworkin, Esq. Planning Board Attorney

Scotch Plains Zoning Map

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Meeting Schedule

Regular meetings of the Planning Board are held at Municipal Hall, 430 Park Avenue, Council Chambers, 7:30 PM on the following Mondays unless otherwise indicated:

Date Time
01-09-17* 7:30 p.m.

01-23-17

 

7:30 p.m.
** 02-13-17 7:30 p.m.
02-27-17 7:30 p.m.
03-13-17 7:30 p.m.
03-27-17 7:30 p.m.
04-10-17 7:30 p.m.
04-24-17 7:30 p.m.
05-08-17 7:30 p.m.
05-22-17 7:30 p.m.
06-12-17 7:30 p.m.
06-26-17 7:30 p.m.
07-10-17 7:30 p.m.
07-24-17 7:30 p.m.
09-18-17 7:30 p.m.
09-25-17 7:30 p.m.
10-11-17 7:30 p.m.
10-23-17 7:30 p.m.
11-13-17 7:30 p.m.
11-27-17 7:30 p.m.
12-11-17 7:30 p.m.

* Reorganizational meeting

** Meeting cancelled


Master Plan

The Master Plan is comprised of a report or statement of land use and development proposals with maps, diagrams and text presenting a statement of objectives, principles, assumptions, policies and standards upon which constituent proposals for the physical, economic, and social development of the municipality are based; a land use plan element taking into account and stating its relationship to the statement above and other Master Plan elements provided for and natural conditions, including but not necessarily limited to topography, soil conditions, water supply, drainage, flood plain areas, marshes and woodlands; showing the existing and proposed location, extent and intensity of development of land to be used in the future for varying types of residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural, recreational, educational, and other public and private purposes or combination of purposes and stating the relationship thereof to the existing and any proposed zone plan and any proposed zone plan and the zoning ordinance; and showing the existing and proposed location of any airports and the boundaries of any airport safety zones delineated; and including a statement of the standards of population density and development intensity recommended for the municipality. The Master Plan which is reviewed every seven years is re-examined at intervals within that time period. The Planning Board holds a public hearing before the adoption of or amendments to the Master Plan by the Township Council.

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Master Plan Report 2007
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Master Plan Reexamination Report 2016
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