Tuesday, December 13, 2016


Planning Board
The request for a nine-dumpster structure to be allowed in the Village Coffee parking lot for use by the new Maplewood Village post office site project will again be considered by the Planning Board tonight.
See the agenda HERE.

The request is from JMF Properties, which is building the three-story, 20-apartment, five-shop structure on the site. It will include a 120-seat restaurant to be run by Maplewood residents Tom and Jennifer Carlin who operate a similar eatery in Gladstone.

JMF had requested that the dumpster space be added to the site plan, which currently does not allow it. Initially, it was thought to be an enclosed structure to house one dumpster.

Developer Joe Forgione of JMF
But at the Maplewood Village Alliance (MVA) meeting last month it was revealed the structure would house nine dumpsters, with two or three of them for existing businesses Village Coffee and Mt. Fuji whose dumpsters are currently behind their buildings and not enclosed.

Planning Board Chair Tom Carlson said the MVA accepted the request, but asked for more information about hours of service, maintenance and lighting for the structure. The dumpsters would be housed in a structure that would take up at least two existing parking spaces in the Village Coffee lot near the pedestrian tunnel to Memorial Park. 

The structure would be eight feet high, 25 feet wide and 18 feet deep. 

The board took testimony during its last meeting in November, but put off a decision until it could hear from the Carlins, who were asked to attend tonight's meeting, which is set for 8 p.m. at Town Hall.

1 comment:

John Harvey said...

At what point does the Maplewood Village Alliance and the Maplewood Township Committee begin making decisions driven by the well being of the local business community rather than Joe Forgione? Later - John