Sketches for the proposed Community YMCA expansion, which the zoning board rejected Thursday night. (Click to enlarge. Photo by Dustin Racioppi)
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
Though it got more votes in favor than against, a proposal to nearly double the size of the Community YMCA facility on Maple Avenue in Red Bank isn’t going to happen anytime soon.
After months of back-and-forth over design plans and the Y’s acceding to some concerns of the borough zoning board to the degree that every board member praised its efforts the plan failed to win the votes it needed to move forward.
The board voted 4-3 in favor of the plan, but because a use variance was at issue, the YMCA needed a supermajority of five or more votes, said board attorney Marc Leckstein.
Board chairwoman Lauren Nicosia had recused herself over a conflict of interest and Chris Ferrigine was absent.