675 Corliss Avenue
Phillipsburg NJ 08865
Phone: (908) 454-5500, Ext. 341
email: planningboard@phillipsburgnj.org

Overview

The Planning/Land Use Board has a wide range of responsibilities among which is the responsibility of making many important decisions regarding development and safety within our town. The Planning Board is directly responsible for generating and updating the Town’s Master Plan, and is involved in developing and implementing broad land use policies for guiding the growth of the municipality. An integral part of a municipality’s decision making process is the Master Plan. Without the land use element of the Master Plan, a municipality cannot have a valid Zoning Ordinance.

The Planning/Land Use Board has specific authorities over subdivision control and site plan review, the Official Map, Zoning Ordinances and Capital Improvements Program. Moreover, it has been vested with quasi-judicial power in that when reviewing subdivision and site plan applications, it can decide “Variances” and establish procedures for the review of such applications.

The Planning/Land Use Board may also become involved in the review of other State or Federal programs or plans, assemble data for planning purposes and perform other advisory duties as assigned to it by the Governing Body, to aid them in the planning process.

The Board is responsible to hear appeals for “adjustments” in specific cases, whereby an applicant’s proposal does not and cannot meet the requirements of the zoning ordinance. This Board will also hear and decide appeals, where it is alleged by an applicant that there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or refusal made by an administrative officer, based upon or made in the enforcement of the zoning ordinance.

The variances granted by this Board are based upon the review of the application as it relates to a specific property, when the strict application of the regulation will impose difficulties or hardship to the applicant, through no fault of his own. No variance or other relief may be granted unless it can be so done without substantial detriment to the public good and will not substantially impair the intent and purpose of the zone plan and zoning ordinance.

MASTER PLANS AND OTHER  DEVELOPMENT PLANS

Vision for South Main St, created in 1998

Master Plan, 1988

Master Plan Rexamination report 1996

Redevelopment Plan for Delaware River 1999

Master Plan 2004

Revised Riverfront Plan 2013

Historic Preservation Presentation 10-27-2016 

Historic Preservation Presentation 2-16-2017

 

FOR THE MINUTES PLEASE CLICK HERE

 http://www.phillipsburgnj.org/?submit=GO+%C2%BB&s=PLANNING+BOARD+MINUTES

 

Please see below for 2017 Planning Board Members, Attorney and town engineer information

 

LEGAL NOTICE

Phillipsburg Planning Board meetings for the year 2017: 2017 Planning Board Meetings Legal Notice

please click here for  Forms for Public Notice

Instructions for Development. Click here to view the form or Right Click to download: PDF File

Conditional Use Application For Planning Board. Click here to view the form or Right Click to download: PDF File 

Guidelines For The Submission Applications To P B General Information. 
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PDF File

Guidelines For Submission Of Applications With Variance. 
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PDF File

Guidelines For The Submission Of Major Sub Preliminary Plat. 
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PDF File 

Guidelines Submission Of Preliminary Major Site Plan Applications.

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Application For Site Plan. APPLICATION FOR SITE PLAN app 13 pgs

Application For Site Plan Exemption. Click here to view the form or Right Click to download: PDF File

Application For Subdivision. Land use SUBDIVISION application 11 pages

Guidelines For The Submission Of Minor Subdivision Application. 
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PDF File 

Guidelines For The Submission Of Major Subdivision Final Plat Applications. 

Click here to view the form or Right Click to download: PDF File

Application For Releasing Escrows And Or Bonds. 
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PDF File 

Performance And Maintenance Guarantee Policies For Land Developments. PERFORMANCE AND MAINTENANCE GUARANTEE POLICIES FOR LAND DEVELOPMENTS

 

Click here for a map of the Zoning Districts

 

Board Formation

On December 28, 1976 the Phillipsburg Town Council adopted Ordinance No. O:76-16 for the establishment of a town Planning Board.

Excerpts of this ordinance detailing the composition and terms of the board can be seen by clicking here: Coming Soon

Planning Board Members:

T. Kent Corcoran, Chairman                                       
(Term 1/1/16 – 12/31/19)
Keith Zwicker, Vice Chairman

(Term 1/5/17-12/31/20)

Mayor Stephen Ellis
(Term expires 12/31/19)
Councilman Randy Piazza Sr                                                                                               (Term Expires 12/31/17)
David Morrisette, Secretary
(Term 1/5/17 – 12/31/20)
Roseann Rohm
(Term 1/5/17-12/31/19)
Jennifer McBride
(Term 1/1/2016-12/31/17)
Darren Bodogh                                                                                                                              (Term 1/5/17-12/31/19)
Dominick Vangeli
(Term 1/5/17 12/31/19)
PLANNING BOARD ATTORNEY

William E Mandry Law Offices                                                                                                  908-859-5540

PLANNING ENGINEER 
Stanley Schrek P.E., R.A., P.P.

Mailing address:
P.O. Box 5054
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865Physical address:
Van Cleef
755 Memorial Pkwy., Suite 110(908) 454-3080, Fax: (908) 454-1397
TECHNICAL ASSISTANT- LAND USE
Charee Carney
675 Corliss Ave.
Phillipsburg,NJ       08865                                                                                                                908-454-5500 ext 341planningboard@phillipsburgnj.org
 

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Adjustment Forms:

Board of Adjustment Appeal PDF File 

Fence Zoning Information Sheet PDF File

Instructions Development Apps & Zoning Appeals PDF File 

Zoning Instructions For Public PDF File 

Zoning Permit Application PDF File 

Schedule of Area, Lot, and Bulk Requirements PDF File

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Stephen R. Ellis, Mayor
675 Corliss Avenue
Phillipsburg, NJ 08865
info@phillipsburgnj.org
908.454.5500

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