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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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


In a meeting that lasted almost five and half hours, the Zoning Board of Adjustment denied the variances sought by the Chai Center, which would have allowed them to build a 16,000 square foot synagogue in Short Hills.


Rabbi Mendel Bogomilsky said he and his attorneys would review their options, which range from looking for another lot to appealing the decision and continue fighting for the space they have now.


More than 200 people attended the meeting at the high school, where many presented their views on both sides of the issue -- those who want the synagogue built as a welcome addition to the community and those who object to the size of the building and to the fact that the lot size is only 40 percent of the required 3 acres for a house of worship. Others were mostly worried about traffic, which is already an issue on Old Short Hills Road, where the center would have been built.


For a full report of the meeting, check back here later this morning.

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