Jackson Home to Make Way for Commercial Offices in Whitesville Section


JACKSON-Since 1935, a property located at 276 Hope Chapel Road has been home to a quaint 2,200 square foot home, but now, a developer is seeking to build a two-story commercial building on the site.

Facilitated by the “Compatible Commercial Development Zone” enacted by the township council to encourage commercial growth around the intersection of Whitesville Road and South Hope Chapel Road, this land can be developed for commercial use although the existing use is residential.   The property was formerly owned by the Kapp family and was sold to Hope Offices, LLC.  According to Ocean County Records, the property is now owned by Aaron and Yosef Kotler.

The RGC-1 zone has touted by the township council as an effort to attract commercial development in the section of the township nearest to the Joint Base.

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Below is the public notice published by the law firm of Levin, Shea & Pfeffer on behalf of the applicant.

JACKSON TOWNSHIP PUBLIC NOTICE PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that HOPE OFFICES, LLC has applied to the Jackson Township Planning Board for preliminary and final site plan approval of Lots 25 & 26 in Block 22301 containing 1.57 acres on the easterly side of Hope Chapel Road in the RGC-1 Zoning District to construct a two story commercial building. The first floor will contain 8,480 square feet of retail space and the second floor will contain 8,480 square feet of office space. The building will include a full basement area. The applicant will seek the a variance for maximum building height of greater than 35 feet as 35 feet is the maximum allowed and this building is greater than 35 feet in height; A parking variance is requested as 128 spaces are required and applicant is providing 84 spaces; A variance for a free standing sign is requested as a free standing sign is not permitted within the RGC-1 zoning district; A variance of maximum sign area is also being requested as 75 square feet is proposed where 6 square feet is the maximum allowed; a minimum front yard setback variance is also requested as 10 feet is proposed where 25 feet is required. Said application shall include a request for any and all other variances and waivers as may be required by submission and discussion of the plans. The aforesaid has been scheduled for a hearing before the Jackson Township Planning Board at the Municipal Building, Route 528, Jackson, New Jersey on Monday , May 7, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as possible. The application, maps and supporting documents are on file in the Jackson Township Planning Board in the municipal building and are available for public inspection during normal business hours for a period of 10 days prior to the date of hearing. ADAM D. PFEFFER, ESQ. LEVIN, SHEA & PFEFFER, P.A. Attorney for Applicant 2105 W. County Line Road Jackson, New Jersey 08527 (732) 364-7333 ($47.30)

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