P&Z Commission opposes Long Hill condo proposal

The Planning and Zoning Commission agreed the modified proposal for 14 condominiums that would be built on the property of 405 Long Hill Avenue is too dense for the neighborhood in their meeting Tuesday night.

The consensus of the commission was that regardless of the traffic study which showed no significant impact, they would like to see the property occupied with multiple one family houses. Nearly 50 residents attended the commission’s meeting, some were forced to stand in the hallway due to lack of space.

The application of “Brookeview Heights,” would be composed of seven duplex “luxury” condominiums compared to the initial plan that included 18 condominiums being built on the same four-acre property.

No vote was taken by the commission but their discussion of the application was to deny the current plan presented by developers on the grounds that it doesn’t fit into the Long Hill Ave. neighborhood.

Commissioner Jimmy Tickey and Elaine Matto said they would like to see a maximum of three, one family homes built on the property, but the commission suggested up to four homes as an alternative to developer’s current proposal.

The commission will have a formal vote on the application July 12. They will either approve, deny, or deny the developer’s application with guidance.