‘Rahway 2020’ — or beyond

Part I was posted on Monday. Here’s Part II of some observations and musings ahead of the 2013 State of the City address, which Interim Mayor Samson Steinman will deliver on Wednesday at Hamilton Stage for Performing Arts.

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Zoning Board again rejects 12 units

The Zoning Board of Adjustment last night denied an application seeking three use variances to build a three-story, 12-unit apartment building on the site of the former Koza’s Bar on West Scott Avenue.

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‘What’s going on here?’

The annual State of the City address, typically delivered during the City Council’s annual reorganization at its first meeting of the year in January, will instead this year be delivered by¬†Interim Mayor Samson Steinman on Feb. 5 at Hamilton Stage for Performing Arts.

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Two redevelopment commissioners reappointed

The City Council unanimously reappointed two commissioners to the Redevelopment Agency, four members to the Zoning Board of Adjustment and one member to the Alcohol Beverage Control Board. The governing body approved Resolution AR-22-14 at its Jan. 13 regular meeting.

Timothy Nash of Central Avenue and Paul Sefranka of Milton Boulevard will serve on the Redevelopment Agency through 2018. The City Council in December appointed two new commissioners to fill vacancies on the seven-member board.

CDH155x155Reappointed to new four-year terms on the Zoning Board (through 2017) were James Pellettiere of East Grand Avenue and Egon Behrmann of Brookside Road and alternates Paula Braxton of Thorn Street and Richard Willis of Bryant Street to two-year terms (through 2015).

Former Redevelopment Agency commissioner Matthew Dobrolowski of West Hazelwood Avenue was reappointed to a full three-year term (2016) on the ABC Board.

New plan for former Koza’s Bar site

Five years after a plan to build nine condominium units was approved for the former Koza’s Bar property, a new proposal seeks to construct 12 rental apartments. The Zoning Board of Adjustment is scheduled to hear the new application at its meeting Monday at 7 p.m.

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Commissioners debate Lafayette Village facade

Presented with an update on Meridia Lafayette Village, Redevelopment Agency commissioners discussed pros and cons of the new design during their meeting this month, ultimately asking that the developer tone down the stark white on parts of the facade.

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Plan for Mangos shifts farther down Fulton

A plan for 88 rental apartments centered around the Mangos Grill property has been revised to move the project off the corner of East Milton Avenue and farther south on Fulton Street.

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