A proposed market and 20 homes at Red Bank’s five corners, above, returns to the zoning board Thursday night. Councilwoman Cindy Burnham, below, also has an application on the agenda. (Photos by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
By JOHN T. WARD
A proposed greenmarket and 20 homes on the edge of downtown Red Bank returns to the zoning board this week, four months after it was pulled back by the developer for revisions.
Also on Thursday night’s agenda: a request by borough Councilwoman Cindy Burnham to build a garage behind her home on Wallace Street.
Because the board customarily hears applications from homeowners before those of large-scale developers, Burnham’s case is likely to come up before Ray Rapcavage’s.
Burnham, the council’s lone Republican, moved from Fair Haven two years ago expressly to run for office, which she won in 2013. Now, she’s going before the board seeking permission to build a new two-car garage and back porch on the Wallace Street house she’s owned since 1990 and now occupies.
First, though, the board must determine if, as she maintains, the house has a “pre-existing non-conforming use” as a three-family residence, and if not, whether Burnham may have a variance to maintain it as one.
Then, Rumson developer Ray Rapcavage’s proposed Renaissance Village, encompassing half of a block bounded by Harding Road, Clay Street and Hudson Avenue, is up.
Years in development, the project had one public hearing, in August, after which Rapcavage went back to the drawing board, he has said, to incorporate suggestions from nearby property owners.
Here’s redbankgreen‘s article on the key revisions, which include a reconfiguration of the parking plan to eliminate numerous curb cuts.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers at 90 Monmouth Street. Here’s the agenda: RBZB Agenda 121814