May 6, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 5 Midland Park Marlow Park proposes creating new lot on Godwin site The owners of Marlow Park, the former ITT Marlow property at 445 Godwin Ave. in Midland Park, are proposing to subdivide part of the overall site as a separate building lot. The proposal is in front of the Midland Park Planning Board, which heard the application at its last meeting. Attorney Tom Buomocore told the board his client wishes to divide off 3.2 acres from the 14.6-acre total site, which is zoned for office/research and industrial use. He said there is no proposed use for the new lot, since there is no buyer at the present time. He explained, however, that an independent lot, already subdivided, would be more attractive to sell. A previous application to replace the existing storage barn on the property with a bank was turned down by the board of adjustment in 2004 following intense opposition from neighbors across the street. That application needed a use variance because the zoning ordinance allows only one principal building per site and because banks are not specifically listed as permitted uses in the zone. Buomocore said that any future development of the new lot would be contingent on site plan approval by the board. Department of Environmental Protection permits would also be needed because a brook runs through the property. Much of the discussion on the application centered on apportionment of parking spaces at the site, which comprises four buildings on three lots from Godwin Avenue to West Street. Acknowledging that the site is complex, Ridgewood architect/engineer Nick Tsapatsaris testified that when the proposed subdivision is completed, there would be a shortage of only two parking spaces. Al present, he said, the site has 331 spaces but its buildings require only 296 per code, or a surplus of 35 spaces. Tsapatsaris said the proposed lot, which could accommodate a building of perhaps 7,000 sq. ft., would need a maximum of 37 spaces, thus the shortage. He explained that because of wetlands and other restrictions, more than 60 percent of the proposed lot would be unsuitable for development. He said the variances needed were mostly driven by the existing conditions, such as setbacks and buffer zones and the height of the buildings. Board engineer Richard Wostbrock asked why two of (continued on page 12) CRAFTSMANSHIP AND QUALITY MATERIALS COMBINED WITH HOME HARDWARE VALUE See Our Selection Of Wood Patio and Deck Furniture, You Won’t Believe How Much You Get For Your Money FREE ASSEMBLY “Spring is Nature’s Way of Saying, LET’S PARTY”...Robin Williams Spring Spinal Exam Special Continues Normally $260.00 (includes neccessary x-rays) ��������������� ������������������ ��������������������������������������� ������������������� �������������������� ��������������������������������������� ������������������� ������������������������ Chiropractic Wellness Center Like the idea and philosophy behind acupuncture but are scared of needles? Why not try Tuina Massage. Let us Gift Certificates help you relax, replenish, and rejuvenate. Available $35.00 Come on in and get your 20% off with this coupon! a Picnic T ble WELLNESS CENTER ������������������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������ FREE DELIVERY A Neighborhood Massage Therapy 27 Franklin Tpk, Waldwick Mon-Wed 7:30-6, Thurs & Fri 7:30-8, Sat 8-5 Adirond ac Chair k 201-652-5666 Open Sundays 9-3 ® 5-6-09 Pat from Janine DrMilazzo2x2(5-6-09) 2 col x 2” ���������������� ������������� �������������� ����������� ����������� ������������� ����������� ������� ���������� ���� ���������������������� ���������������������� ������������� ������������������� �������� ������������������� ���������������������