Maintain the integrity of our residential neighborhood - "Residents over Developers"

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A commercial developer is asking our zoning board to issue multiple variances in order to construct a convenience store with fuel pumps, in our residential neighborhood. A large part of the development is proposed to be in an R-2 zone which does not permit commercial establishments. In addition, the area of the fuel tanks and pumps are located dangerously close to the homes of our neighbors violating town requirements. Variances include, but are not limited to, less than the minimum setback distance of fuel pumps/equipment, signs too big and too many for the proposed area, additional and larger driveways, and being within the 100 feet limit of an intersection of two streets. The variances they are requesting would immediately change the integrity our residential neighborhood. The safety of our residents and countless pedestrians that enjoy the area is at risk. This neighborhood, which exists in the north side of Scotch Plains, is a desirable location for families. We as residents are aware that we are "close" to Route 22, but are counting on our legislators to maintain the zones that have been put in place to keep the area residential in nature and maintain the integrity it has had for many decades. We encourage the developer to find another location for their commercial building project, one that would not interrupt a residential area. Please sign our petition, and join us in pleading with the Township of Scotch Plains Zoning Board of Adjustment, to represent its residents needs over the wants of a commercial developer. Please join us at Town Hall on April 30 at 7:30 to tell the Zoning Board of Adjustment you are against the development.

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