On Aug. 3, the Zoning Board of Adjustment will hear a proposal for a charter school on Central Avenue for 240 students, 30 staff members and two administrators.
The site, across from Cedarbrook School, is owned by Flora Dunn. Dan Damon described the property on a July 2013 blog post when it went on the market. The charter school, Barack Obama Green Charter High School, is currently located at 35 Watchung Ave.
The application to the Zoning Board seeks permission to combine two lots at the site and add two stories to the building. The notice states that schools are not a permitted use in the R-2 neighborhood. Variances are requested for five parking spaces in the front yard and 40 off-site parking spaces at the art school next door, as well as for signage and fences.
The Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting is 7 p.m. on Aug. 3 in City Hall Library, 515 Watchung Ave. Documents regarding the application are on file in the Planning Division office on the second floor of City Hall. Anyone interested in the application will have an opportunity to present any objections they may have to the proposed application at the Aug. 3 hearing.