Zoning Board of Adjustment

                                                                                        PUBLIC NOTICE



PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that due to the current New Jersey State of Emergency and Public Health Emergency declared by Governor Phil Murphy, and in an effort to prevent further spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health and safety of residents, Township staff, professionals, and applicants, the Township Municipal Building remains closed. In accordance with the Open Public Meeting Act, N.J.S.A. 10:4-6, et seq., and/or P.L. 2020, c.11, and/or the “Operational Guidance – COVID-19: Guidance for Remote Public Meetings in New Jersey” dated March 23, 2020, and “Operational Guidance – COVID-19: N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1, Recommendation for Land Use Public Meetings in New Jersey” dated April 2, 2020, both published by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Local Governmental Services, notice is hereby given that so long as the Township Municipal Building remains closed to the public, the previously noticed 2020 public meetings/hearings of the Zoning Board of Adjustment for the Township of Cherry Hill, County of Camden, and State of New Jersey, will been changed to occur virtually via video teleconferencing by way of a Zoom Webinar rather than an “in-person” meeting. These public meetings/hearings include, but may not be limited to, the following: Thursday, October 1, 2020, Thursday, October 15, 2020, Thursday, November 5, 2020, Thursday, November 19, 2020, Thursday, December 3, 2020, Thursday, December 17, 2020, and Thursday, January 21, 2021. Caucus will begin at 7:00 PM and the meeting/hearing will begin at 7:30 PM.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that while the Township Municipal Building remains closed, members of the public will have full access to the meetings/hearings, and will also be able to give public comment and/or cross-examine witnesses on the applications being heard by the Zoning Board of Adjustment, through Zoom or telephone by following the below directions:

Time:  07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Cherry Hill Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting/Hearing

By Computer, Tablet, Smart Device, and/or Internet Browser:


By iPhone one-tap:

US: +13126266799,,831519506# or +19292056099,,831519506#

By Telephone: Dial (for higher quality, dial a number based on your current location):
US: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 205 6099 or +1 346 248 7799 or +1 669 900 6833 or +1 253 215 8782 or +1 301 715 8592 (International numbers available: https://zoom.us/u/axWQVK36u)

Webinar ID: 831 519 506

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a Meeting Agenda will be available on the Department of Community Development’s webpage at http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/117/Zoning-Board-of-Adjustment at least two (2) days prior to the aforementioned scheduled meetings/hearings. The previously adopted Zoning Board By-Laws will remain in effect, subject to modification at the discretion of the Zoning Board.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that members of the public lacking the resources or know-how for technological access should contact the Zoning Board Secretary, Cosmas Diamantis, by email at cdiamantis@chtownship.com or by phone at 856-397-1387, for assistance in accessing any plans and/or the meetings/hearings.

Cosmas P. Diamantis, Esq.

Zoning Board of Adjustment Secretary

Director of Community Development

Township of Cherry Hill


  • 7 p.m. (caucus) / 7:30 p.m. (hearing)
  • The 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, unless otherwise noted
  • Municipal Building, Room 206 (Caucus) and N. John Amato Council Chambers, Room 208 (Hearing), unless otherwise noted
  • Meeting Schedule (PDF)

Please access the upcoming Zoning Board Meeting Agenda


Public Documents for Application 20-Z-0017 Avraham & Karolina Yosef - to be heard November 5, 2020

Submitted Application Materials
1) Land Use Development Application

2) Project Summary
3) Aerial Photograph
4) Floor Plan (Exhibit A-1)
5) Plan of Survey 7/12/96
6) Plan of Survey 7/25/03 (Exhibit A-2)
7) Prior Resolution of Approval 18-Z-0033
8) Completeness Review 10/8/20

9) Site Photographs (Exhibit A-3)

Public Documents for Application 20-Z-0016 Jeffrey Apell - to be heard November 5, 2020

Submitted Application Materials
1) Land Use Development Application

2) Project Summary
3) Site Photographs (Exhibit A-2)
4) Survey with Fence Location Plan (Exhibit A-1)
5) Completeness Review 10/13/20

Please view 2020 to current Zoning Board Agendas and Minutes.

View Prior Year Agendas (2013-2019)

View Prior Year Minutes (2013-2019)

View the 2018 Zoning Board of Adjustment Annual Report (PDF).


List of current members. (PDF)


  • Christopher Noll, PE, CME, PP of Environmental Resolutions Inc., Engineer
  • Allen Zeller, Esq., of Zeller & Wieliczko, LLP, Board Solicitor
  • Cosmas Diamantis, Esq., Board Secretary
  • Natalie Shafiroff, PP, AICP Alternate Secretary (#1)
  • Jacob Richman, PP, AICP, Alternate Secretary (#2)

Board Overview 

The Zoning Board of Adjustment, established under authority of New Jersey’s Municipal Land Use Law, consists of 7 regular members and 2 alternate members appointed by township Council. All are residents of Cherry Hill. Regular members serve 4 year terms, while alternate members serve 2-year terms.

The Zoning Board has exclusive jurisdiction in the following areas:

  • All applications seeking a use not permitted in a zone
  • Requests for interpretation of the Zoning Ordinance or the Zoning Map
  • Certification of a prior Non-Conforming Use
  • Appeals from orders of administrative officers in connection with the Zoning Ordinance

The Zoning Board also hears the following applications:

  • Bulk (c) variances, site plan approval and subdivisions, if associated with a use (d) variance
  • Residential bulk (c) variances

Board Documents