Zoning Board of Adjustment

Shannon Rapant


(908) 322-6700, ext. 307

The Zoning Board of Adjustment conducts public hearings once a month to hear and decide upon applications for Zoning Code variances, appeals of the Zoning Officer's decisions, and interpretations of the Zoning Code. The Zoning Board is made up of seven regular members all of whom are appointed by the Township Council and serve four-year terms without compensation. In addition, the Zoning Board hires its own consultants at the beginning of each year when it reorganizes. In addition, the Township Council may appoint up to two alternate members of the Board of Adjustment, both of whom will serve in rotation during the absence or disqualification of any regular member or members. The term length for an alternate member is two years.


Individual homeowners may appear before the Zoning Board of Adjustment without legal counsel. Commercial applicants, however, are required to have legal representation. A Zoning Variance Application and checklist can be obtained from the Zoning Board Clerk in the Zoning Division Office.

Meeting Notes/Updates

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of our citizens and pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., and Executive Orders 103 and 107, the regular meeting of the Zoning Board of Adjustment of the Township of Scotch Plains scheduled for Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. will be held by online/virtual means and telephonically only. The following application will be heard: Plainfield Gas Realty, LLC, 2246 North Avenue, Block 8201, Lot 1, R-3 Zone, who is requesting an Amended Site Plan approval. The Applicant is proposing the addition of a drive-thru window to the existing convenience store with internal Dunkin’, along with associated site improvements, which is not a permitted use, as indicated in Section 23-3.7 of the Township’s Ordinances. Members of the public who wish to monitor and/or participate in these public meeting procedures may join from a computer or cell phone device at:


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Board Members and Alternates


Ken Anderson, Chairman 

Richard Duthie, Vice Chairman

Anthony Flagg

Daniel Sullivan

Chris Thompson



Craig Peskin - Alternate 1

Suman Dahiya-Shah - Alternate 2

Zoning Map

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Meeting Schedule

All meetings of the Zoning Board of Adjustment are held in the Scotch Plains Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 430 Park Avenue, at 7:30 PM on the following Thursdays unless otherwise indicated: 

Date Time
* 01-09-20 7:00 p.m.
02-06-20 7:30 p.m.
03-05-20 7:30 p.m.
** 04-02-20 7:30 p.m.
** 05-07-20 7:30 p.m.
*** 06-11-20 7:30 p.m.
*** 07-09-20 7:30 p.m.
*** 8-06-20 7:30 p.m.


7:30 p.m.
10-01-20 7:30 p.m.
11-05-20 7:30 p.m.
12-03-20 7:30 p.m.
01-07-21 7:00 p.m.

* Reorganizational Meeting

** Meeting Cancelled

*** Meeting will be held virtually

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