Wyckoff Township Planning Board to Hold Final Public Comment Session for ShopRite Application

NEW JERSEY—The Township of Wyckoff Planning Board will hold its final public comment session on Monday, Sept. 24 to hear feedback from residents about the proposed development of a ShopRite supermarket.

The current ShopRite of Wyckoff site plan, which was revised to comply with recommendations from the township, calls for a 62,042-sq.-ft. structure to replace a distressed building that currently occupies the site. Formerly housed by an A&P and adjoining Walgreens, the 53,500-sq.-ft. building has been vacant for more than 10 years.

Inserra Supermarkets, based in Mahwah, became the long-term ground lessee of the 7.6-acre site in 2009 and is now seeking redevelopment approvals.

To date, Inserra, which was established in 1954 as a family business, has addressed traffic and safety concerns, architectural and landscaping improvements, drainage issues and parking regulations.

For more than 18 months, the board has heard expert testimony on behalf of the applicant, as well as opposing testimony from experts representing the owners of the adjacent Boulder Run shopping center and its tenant, Stop & Shop. The township’s experts also presented their own findings.

This public comment session will be the second opportunity for residents to voice their opinions before the board votes in November on the ShopRite application. The public comment session will take place at Wyckoff Memorial Town Hall, 340 Franklin Avenue and is slated for 7 p.m.

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