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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Millburn Township has an approved Zoning Ordinance and land use plan. If the Zoning Ordinance needs changes, by all means it should be updated and amended on a town wide basis in a legal manner. But otherwise, our group doesn't accept special zoning for special interests anywhere in Millburn. Allowing substantial variances can hurt a great town's plan.

In this case, the Chai Center is bringing in a team of lawyers, engineers, architects, planners,  and traffic experts to the Zoning Board of Adjustment asking for a major variance to the approved Millburn Zoning Ordinance to build their 16,350 square foot building.

The Chai Center is asking for a special variance that would allow them to tear down two current homes and replace them with a massive new building at the corner of  Jefferson Avenue and Old Short Hills Road. They are requesting this exception to the town Zoning Ordinance even though they are more than an acre shy of the legal or required size.

This is not a neighborhood story or a religious issue but a fairness issue. If zoning calls for  3  acres to build a large house of worship or any other structure this size, why should an exception be made.

A  local, registered, non-profit group of residents named Concerned Neighborhood Association of Millburn Township, Inc. (also called Save Millburn) is asking all interested residents to attend their public meetings and public meetings the township is holding on this issue.

Save Millburn is the name for the local, registered, non-profit group,
The Concerned Neighborhood Association of Millburn Township, Inc. - Email