This proposed 16,350 square foot house of worship would require
65% more land than owned to meet the legal requirements.
The structure would be too big, too high, too wide, too close to neighbors,
and without a major variance, would not be legal.

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Media / Press

Thursday March 1, 2012, 2:02 AM

BY LINDSEY KELLEHER

STAFF WRITER - The Item of Millburn and Short Hills

 

Millburn Zoning Board attorney Gail Fraser is preparing a resolution that will memorialize the board’s decision to reject the Chai Center site plan application which occurred during its Feb. 13 meeting. Board members made the decision because they felt the combined lot size of 1 and 7 Jefferson Ave. was undersized by 40 percent or 1.2 acres for the proposed synagogue.

 

After 22 months, vote ends congregation’s bid for new building

 

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On Feb. 13 at Millburn High School, after nearly two years of hearings, the Millburn Zoning Board of Adjustment denied the Chai Center’s application for a zoning variance to erect a new building on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Old Short Hills Road. Photos by Johanna Ginsberg

 

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February 15, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

BY HARRY TRUMBORE, EDITOR

 

The Item of Millburn and Short Hills

The Chai Center's site plan application to build a synagogue on Jefferson Avenue was rejected early this morning by the Zoning Board of Adjustment.

BY Gwen Orel |  Tuesday, Feb 14, 2012 11:56am

Baristanet (local electronic press)

 

The lot is just too small.

 

That was the decision of the Millburn Zoning Board of Adjustment last night,

Rabbi and board plan to weigh their options and figure out what to do next.

  • By Laura Griffin - Millburn-Short Hills Patch
  • 2:15 am

 

Resident Mike Becker of Highland Avenue, who said he had attended all 16 hearings over a 22-month period, urged the board to deny the application. Credits: Patricia Harris

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Patricia Harris - The Alternative Press

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 • 8:14am

Friday February 10, 2012, 5:13 PM

The Item of Millburn and Short Hills - Harry Trumbore

 

The meeting is set to include public comments on the site plan application to build a synagogue on property at the intersection of Old Short Hills Road and Jefferson Avenue.

 

The meeting had originally been scheduled to take place at Hartshorn School.

Wednesday, Thursday February 9, 2012, 2:01 AM

BY LINDSEY KELLEHER

The Item of Millburn and Short Hills

 

It's that moment that proponents for and against the proposed Chai Center have been awaiting for nearly two years: to tell the Millburn Zoning Board their reasons for supporting or opposing a synagogue being constructed on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Old Short Hills Road.

The Alternative Press - Patricia Harris

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

 

MILLBURN, NJ - If Monday night's session is an indication, the final hearing on the Chai Center of Millburn/Short Hills’s application to build a synagogue on Jefferson Avenue could be long and heated.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

BY LINDSEY KELLEHER

STAFF WRITER

The Item of Millburn and Short Hills

 

Members of the public who hoped to voice their opinions, comments or concerns about the proposed Chai Center on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Old Short Hills Road during last night's Millburn Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting didn't get a chance to.

Five-hour meeting was a preview of what's to come when public gets a chance to speak

on Feb. 13.

  • By Laura Griffin
  • Millburn-Short Hills Patch
  • 3:03 am  Jan. 31, 2012

 

BY Gwen Orel |  Monday, Jan 09, 2012 3:26pm
Baristanet  online community

Save Millburn

 

Sunday, January 8, 2012 • 2:20pm

The Alternative Press

 

Residents have been muzzled during the almost two years of hearings. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

BY LINDSEY KELLEHER - The Item of Millburn and Short Hills

 

Millburn Zoning Board of Adjustment Chairman Joseph Steinberg said during the Monday, Nov. 21, Chai Center of Living Judaism site plan application hearing, now it its 17th month, the board hopes to make a decision on the proposed synagogue in January or February of next year.

 Bob Faszczewski

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 • 6:17am

 

MILLBURN, NJ - The Millburn Board of Adjustment, after approximately 21 meetings thus far, may decide early next year on the fate of the proposed Chai Center synagogue on Jefferson Avenue in the Short Hills section of the township.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

BY LINDSEY KELLEHER

The Item of Millburn and Short Hills

 

Township Planner Paul Phillips was questioned by Rabbi Mendel Bogomilsky's attorney Larry Kron during the Monday, Oct. 31 Chai Center hearing about a report he submitted to the Millburn Zoning Board of Adjustment in mid-October.

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