This public notice was published today
CITY OF PLAINFIELD
Notice of Public Hearing
In accordance with the ordinances of the City of Plainfield, and the statutes of the State of New Jersey, notice is hereby given that MUHLENBERG REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER, INC. (the "Applicant") has applied to the City of Plainfield Planning Board (the "Board") Application #PB 14-12 for preliminary and final site plan approval and all variance and waiver approvals as may be required in order to renovate the existing (? 24,000 sq. ft.) two-story (Kenyon House) building located on the property identified as Block 13, Lot 38.02 on the Tax Map of the City of Plainfield and located at the intersection of Park Avenue and Randolph Road, Plainfield, New Jersey. Applicant proposes to renovate the first floor (? 11,970 sq. ft.) of the existing (Kenyon House) building for use as a hospital satellite emergency medical department and for out-patient medical services including diagnostic services and the community hospital group. No changes are proposed to the building's second floor (? 11,970 sq. ft.) which will continue to be used for dialysis services. A ? 890 sq. ft. building addition is proposed to house emergency response vehicles. Additional changes are proposed to the site and building to facility the proposed use including expansion of driveway, the installation of a free-standing drive-up canopy and a dumpster enclosure. Applicant is not proposing any changes to the existing parking area. Additional access to this property is also provided by easement through Block 13, Lots 38.01 and 38.03.
Applicant will also seek any and all variances, waivers, or other relief as may be deemed necessary upon review of the application by the Board and its professionals including, but not limited to the following variances: driveway location within 5' of property line (? 17:9-42A), driveway services more than one lot and one use (? 17:9-42B); driveway size 24' wide and 40' wide curb cut exceeds maximum width permitted (? 17:9-42H); two roof signs proposed on the drive up canopy (? 17:9-51F.2); and number of signs proposed exceeds number permitted by ordinance (? 17:9-51F.2). Applicant is also seeking a waiver from the following design and performance standard: dumpster area (11' x 11') not fully buffered and screened (? 17:11-16A1).
A public hearing will be held before the Board on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Plainfield Public Library, Ann Louise Davis Meeting Room. 800 Park Avenue, Plainfield, New Jersey to consider this application.
At said public hearing, any person or persons affected by this application will have an opportunity to be heard either in person or by attorney.
All documents relating to this application may be inspected by the public Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., except on legal holidays, at the Division of Planning and Development, Second Floor, City Hall, 515 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield, New Jersey.
Wendy M. Berger
Attorney for Applicant
Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard, P.A.
Dated: April 2, 2014