Zoning Board of Adjustment

                                                                                     

PUBLIC NOTICE

REMOTE MEETINGS 

CHERRY HILL TOWNSHIP ZONING BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT 

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that due to the current New Jersey State of Emergency and/or 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 N.J.A.C. 5:39-1, et seq., 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,  shall be held remotely 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, 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:

https://zoom.us/j/831519506

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 members of the public may also submit written comment in response to applications being heard by the Zoning Board of Adjustment by electronic mail or written letter. Written comments shall include the name of the application and must be sent to the Zoning Board Secretary, Cosmas Diamantis, by email to cdiamantis@chtownship.com or by mail to the Cherry Hill Municipal Building located at 820 Mercer Street, Cherry Hill, NJ, 08002, Room 202. Written comments must be received at least twenty-four (24) hours prior to the meeting/hearing where the application will be heard. 

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the most recent and applicable Zoning Board By-Laws shall remain in effect and can be found at http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/117/Zoning-Board-of-Adjustment.

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a Meeting Agenda and any exhibits an applicant intends to introduce during a hearing 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. 

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that members of the public may access the application plans, documents, and review letters on the Department of Community Development’s webpage at http://www.cherryhill-nj.com/117/Zoning-Board-of-Adjustment

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 documents and/or the meetings/hearings.

Cosmas P. Diamantis, Esq.

Zoning Board of Adjustment Secretary

Director of Community Development

Township of Cherry Hill

Meetings

  • 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 UPCOMING ZONING BOARD AGENDA APPLICATIONS:

Public Documents for Application 20-Z-0016 Jeffrey Apell - to be heard November 19, 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).

Members

List of current members. (PDF)

Professionals 

  • 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