Crossroads Developer Site Plan Deemed Complete
If the twp engineer agrees, the plan heads to the planning board
The township construction official’s review of the Crossroads Developers’ site plan for a 750,000-sq.-foot center to be built at the intersection of Routes 17 and 287 found it to be complete, according to an announcement Mayor John DaPuzzo made at a Tea Party Candidates Night Tuesday.
Town Council President John Roth explained that the site plan, “in Gary Montroy’s opinion, is complete.” The next step, he said, is for the township’s engineering teams to “look at it and get an agreement from them that it is complete.”
“That pretty much does it,” for the completion-check process, which Montroy had 45 days to complete.
The next step for the lengthy document is for it to go through a planning board review, which he said will take “a year at least, but probably longer.”
During that time, the planning board is able to request changes to aspects of the site plan that it feels do not coincide with the zoning ordinances in place or with the township’s codes, Roth said.
Township officials and residents had been waiting on the “completeness test” since last week, when the developer filed a site plan for the development one day before the town council reversed the ordinances allowing for it.
The development, which includes 600,000-sq.-feet of retail space, a hotel and office space, would likely include a movie theater, Costco, restaurants, and possibly a Target, DaPuzzo said Tuesday.
Residents will vote in a non-binding referendum about their feelings on the mall this November.