Mahwah December 2, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 7 New ordinance would require streetscape design by Frank J. McMahon A new ordinance introduced by the Mahwah Township Council proposes the establishment of design standards for site improvements on Franklin Turnpike from King Street to the New York border. For many years, the township’s planning board has requested that developers include uniform site improvements of their properties in this area, and certain design standards have been requested of all developers who submitted applications to improve those properties. The intent of the streetscape design is to develop this portion of Franklin Turnpike, which is considered the township’s business district, in a uniform manner over time as any of the properties in this area are redeveloped. According to Township Engineer Michael Kelly, all businesses along that portion of Franklin Turnpike have been requested to follow this streetscape design since 2003. Council President John DaPuzzo advised at a recent meeting that the planning board has been strongly recommending this streetscape design to all developers of properties along this area of Franklin Turnpike. Kelly further advised that all of those developers have followed this streetscape design, including Wachovia Bank, CVS Pharmacy, Roxanne’s Restaurant, and the new retail office building being constructed at the end of Franklin Turnpike. Kelly suggested to the council that it would be a good idea to pass an ordinance to require all developers to meet these requirements and the council has agreed to do so. If approved, the ordinance would add a new subsection to the township’s site plan ordinance which contains design standards for the streetscapes of all the properties fronting on Franklin Turnpike from King Street, which is south of Miller Road near the police station, north to the intersection with Ramapo Valley Road (Route 202) at the border with Suffern, New York. According to those standards, the lighting in this area would have to conform to the Illuminating Engineering Society Handbook and the roadway lighting approved by the American Standards Institute with a specific model light fixture that must be 14 feet above grade and shielded to eliminate glare, especially on any other property, and any public streets in the vicinity. In addition, the lights could not exceed 0:2 foot-candles in the amount of light produced per square foot, and all wires and cable would have to be installed underground. A professional lighting designer would have to provide a lighting plan and certify that the plan conforms to these standards. Sidewalks in this area would have to be concrete with a brick stamp, a sample of which must be filed prior to installation, and the color of the brick stamp must be Quarry Red as provided by the CHROMIX admixture for color conditioned concrete as supplied by Eastern Concrete Materials, Inc. or an approved equal. Benches would have to be a certain model manufactured by Keystone Ridge Design and black in color, or an approved equal, with the spacing and the number of benches to be approved by the planning board or the township engineer. Asked by Councilman Allan Kidd why this streetscape design was not followed when the police parking lot between King Street and Miller Road was redesigned and reconstructed, Mahwah Township Administrator Brian Campion explained that, when that project was undertaken, it was expected that the county would be widening the roadway at that location. DaPuzzo explained further that if the required streetscape sidewalk was installed in that area at that time, it might have to be torn up in a year or two when the road was widened. A public hearing on the ordinance has been scheduled for Dec. 17 at the council’s regular public meeting at the municipal building on Corporate Drive. All Fo r Christmas S easons ... 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