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Unlike other waterproofers in New Jersey, we provide our customers with a streamlined process for all of their waterproofing needs. Our goal is to get to the crux of your home's issues. If we spot signs of water in your basement, we go right to the source of the problem, working hard to fix structural deficiencies to prevent problems like mold growth and foundation damage. We are proud to be New Jersey's one-stop shop for all of your basement waterproofing needs. New Jersey homeowners choose Healthy Way because our experts are friendly, experienced, harworking, and fully certified. We won't rest until your waterproofing problems are solved. Because we specialize in both interior and exterior waterproofing services, you won't have to worry about hiring a laundry list of contractors to correct your moisture problems. Healthy Way provides all-inclusive basement waterproofing in Brick Township, it's no surprise that New Jersey residents trust Healthy Way to make their homes more livable every day.

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The Healthy Way Difference

At Healthy Way, we strive to set ourselves apart from the competition by offering the best basement waterproofing services in New Jersey. We won't be happy with our work until you are 100% satisfied, whether you need a thorough moisture inspection or a large-scale waterproofing project. Our basement waterproofing experts are certified, trained, and have worked on more than 4,000 repairs. They understand that your moisture problems aren't like anybody else's, which is why all of our waterproofing proposals are created specifically for your home. You won't find any "one-size-fits-all" solutions here, and we wouldn't have it any other way.

  • Best warranties in the industry
  • Free initial inspection
  • Full-service basement waterproofing
  • Mold remediation
  • Foundation repair
  • Water management solutions tailored to your unique situation

Once your basement waterproofing project is complete, we make it a point to keep our staff available to address any questions or concerns you may have. Our goal is your 100% satisfaction, from the moment you call our office to schedule an inspection to the time you sign off on our work.

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With more than two decades of experience and a team of fully certified and trained waterproofing professionals, there is no waterproofing project in New Jersey that we can't handle. When not addressed, water and moisture problems can cause serious health risks for your family. We're talking buckling walls, sinking foundations, and even toxic mold. With your home's value and your family's health on the line, you must attack these problems head-on, and the best way to do that is by bringing in the Healthy Way team. Some signs of existing water problems in your home can include:

  • Signs of rust or oxidation on metal fixtures
  • Mildew residue
  • Water stains on your foundation's walls and floors
  • Erosion of your concrete
  • Mineral deposits found on pipes
  • Flooded landscaping after heavy rain or snow
  • Pooling water around your foundation's interior
  • Humidity levels above 60% in your basement or crawlspace
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Basement Waterproofing in Brick Township

Healthy Way has been providing the most trusted, effective basement waterproofing in New Jersey since 2007. Waterproofing your basement is crucial to protecting the value of your home and the safety of your family. That is why we only employ the best, brightest, fully-certified experts, who will treat your home like it was their very own. Taking shortcuts just isn't in our nature. We use innovative technology and time-tested techniques to discover and solve your basement's water-related problems.

Because basement wall leaks and water seepage are often caused by structural issues, external waterproofing is required. While some companies only seal the interior walls of your basement, Healthy Way goes the extra mile to fix your water issues inside and out. That way, your basement leaks stop for good.

Once we find the root of the water issues in your basement, we will get to work on a custom-designed solution that will exceed your basement waterproofing needs.

Our basement waterproofing services in New Jersey help prevent the following problems:

  • Mold growth, which can cause serious health hazards for your family
  • Basement flooding
  • Loss of valuables
  • Serious water damage to your home's walls and floors
  • Decrease in home value

Don't wait to address the moisture developing in your basement - call Healthy Way today for a customized solution to your water seepage problems.

What Causes Moisture in Your Basement?

It's easy to spot water leaking through a crack in your basement, but most homeowners don't know that there is a potential for water issues without heavy rains or obvious signs of standing water. At Healthy Way, we try to educate our clients on the real causes of water in your basement. Here are two of the most common reasons why you might need basement waterproofing in Brick Township:

Clay Bowl Effect

The "Clay Bowl" Effect

It might not be evident on the surface, but many basements are built in a below-grade dip, which is surrounded by backfill. Because backfill is made up of soil that was removed during foundation digging, it creates an empty shape or "bowl" effect. Once the foundation is finished, this loose soil is placed back around the foundation. Unfortunately, soil of this consistency is more absorbent and porous than the undisturbed soil around it, which is hard-packed and less porous. When rain or thunderstorms occurs, the soil closest to your home becomes saturated, putting pressure on your basement walls.

Hydrostatic Pressure

Hydrostatic Pressure:

This kind of pressure affects homeowners with property built below the water table or on a hillside where water runs down a hill. When the soil around your foundation becomes saturated, it will expand and put intense pressure on the walls of your foundation and basement. This pressure can create cracks, giving water an easy route into your basement.

How Healthy Way Solves Your Basement Waterproofing Needs

Having a wet basement not only puts your health at risk, it lowers the value of your home and makes it more difficult to sell. The good news? We offer a number of waterproofing services and products to solve your problems fast. A few of our solutions include:

  • Sump pumps
  • Perimeter drainage systems
  • Doorway drainage systems
  • High-strength washer hoses
  • Floor and wall crack repair
  • Replacement windows
  • Flood protection for your water heater

When you use Healthy Way for basement waterproofing in New Jersey, you can rest easy knowing that all our systems come with a written, lifetime warranty. This warranty is transferrable, meaning you can re-establish your home's value and give future owners confidence knowing that their new home is protected.

The Healthy Way Basement Waterproofing Process

Because every home is different, your basement waterproofing solution could be vastly different than that of your next-door neighbor. Many factors play a part when it comes to keeping your basement dry and safe for living. As a general rule, we approach each issue with a "prevention over repair" mindset. By taking this stance, we give our clients a more cost-effective, long-term resolution. We're not in the business of putting a "Band-Aid" on your water problem - we want to fix your issue completely, so you don't have to worry about recurring problems. Our effective basement waterproofing systems include a mix of the following strategies:

Interior Waterproofing

Interior Waterproofing

Interior waterproofing methods usually start with our team ensuring that any holes or cracks in your basement floors, walls, and windows are sealed properly. Sealing cracks in your basement is an important first step since this is usually the first place where water can enter your home. Our sealants keep your basement dry and help prevent more moisture from finding its way into your home. Interior waterproofing strategies like these also help lower humidity levels in your basement. While sealants and other interior waterproofing strategies help correct initial issues, they don't usually solve the underlying problem causing leaks in your basement. Those issues are most often found outside your home.

Exterior Waterproofing

Exterior Waterproofing

Once our team is finished with your interior waterproofing, we will move to the exterior of your home. Waterproofing the outside of your home is often a more complex, nuanced goal. Because of the difficult nature of exterior waterproofing, we recommend you consult with our team of professionals before tackling the job on your own. Generally speaking, our team beings the outdoor waterproofing process by excavating the soil around your home's foundation. Once we remove the soil surrounding your foundation, our experts will apply a polymer-based sealant to any cracks we discover. This sealant is a long-term solution and should remain intact for the life of your home. While the Healthy Way team solves your outdoor moisture problems, we will also check your downspouts, to make sure they aren't clogged. An inefficient gutter system does a poor job of directing water away from your home's foundation, which can cause more moisture to seep into your basement over time.

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Drainage Systems

One of the most common reasons that people need basement waterproofing in cityname is because they have a poor drainage system. A proper drainage system is paramount in keeping your basement dry and your family safe. These systems are meant to direct water away from your home and come in many forms, from French Drains to simple systems like ground soil. If you're thinking of installing a complex drainage system, save yourself some time and check the soil around your foundation first to make sure it isn't retaining moisture. If a more complex system like a sump pump is required, it's best to work with certified professionals like those at Healthy Way, to make sure your drainage system is installed correctly.

WHICH WATERPROOFING SOLUTION IS RIGHT FOR ME?

Because every home is different, it's hard to say what kind of waterproofing solution is right for your situation. Most homeowners require a combination of interior and exterior waterproofing. There are dozens of factors that come into play when it comes to waterproofing your home, so the answer to your problem may be different than your neighbor's. The good news is that Healthy Way is fully equipped to handle whatever moisture issue you're having. We will work tirelessly to make certain your basement is dry, mold-free, and safe to enjoy. That way, you can get back to living life rather than worrying about mold growth or foundation damage.

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GET IT DONE RIGHT, THE FIRST TIME

Other companies may offer temporary or partial solutions. At Healthy Way, we believe in correcting the problem completely, so you save money and have long-term peace of mind. Our goal is to fix your problem to prevent it from coming back, or we won't do the work!

If you require quality basement waterproofing, it all starts with a FREE inspection from our certified waterproofing experts. We will take as much time as you need to find your problem, develop a solution, and walk you through our process step-by-step.

Don't let water leaks and foundation damage create a dangerous environment in your home; contact the experts at Healthy Way today!

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Stray voltage mystery keeping New Jersey family out of pool, off lawn

BRICK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A family from New Jersey is worried for their safety after the summer fun was ruined by mysterious stray voltage detected in their backyard.James and Colleen Volk gingerly trod through their lawn these days, because their quiet oasis holds a shocking mystery.Since putting in their above ground pool early this summer, they say they have been the victims of stray electrical voltage."My wife, my mother-in-law, and my daughter in the pool, and my wife went to go clean out the skimmer basket,&...

BRICK, New Jersey (WABC) -- A family from New Jersey is worried for their safety after the summer fun was ruined by mysterious stray voltage detected in their backyard.

James and Colleen Volk gingerly trod through their lawn these days, because their quiet oasis holds a shocking mystery.

Since putting in their above ground pool early this summer, they say they have been the victims of stray electrical voltage.

"My wife, my mother-in-law, and my daughter in the pool, and my wife went to go clean out the skimmer basket," James Volk said. "When she stuck her hand in, she got shocked so bad that she felt it down to her feet, like tingling, numbness."

The Volks have had the pool and surrounding area checked by the power company and independent electricians who have tried everything, but still, the mystery lingers.

"This is the part we were originally missing, a green wire," James Volk said. "We attached that, still a problem. Put grounding rods over there, still was happening. Replaced the whole bonding ring, still was happening."

They have made all the major and minor fixes recommended by the experts, but the Volks are still staying out of the pool.

"It's a scary thing," James Volk said. "I've got a 2-year-old, she's my first child. I've got my wife here. I've got my mother in law here. We're scared to come out of the house and even walk in our lawn."

He said his mother-in-law also felt a shock one day standing on the front lawn.

"She felt something, same thing like my wife, from her feet to her hips," he said. "She was almost vibrating."

Township officials are well aware of the Volk's voltage problem and say are taking steps to keep the family safe.

"If they did all the testing, and it's not coming from the pool or any of the work, then it would be stray voltage in the ground," Brick Mayor John Ducey said.

Utility company JCP&L said they are investigating.

"Any report of stray voltage is a safety issue that is immediately and thoroughly investigated," spokesperson Chris Hoenig said.

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Brick Township, N.J. residents pleading with local church not to sell 30 acres of undisturbed woods to developer

BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Residents in an Ocean County town are banding together to save one of the last patches of woods left in their area.CBS2's Meg Baker has more on the fight to stop the construction of more than 50 homes.Brick Township residents on Tuesday walked her through their neighborhood that borders Breton Woods, th...

BRICK TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Residents in an Ocean County town are banding together to save one of the last patches of woods left in their area.

CBS2's Meg Baker has more on the fight to stop the construction of more than 50 homes.

Brick Township residents on Tuesday walked her through their neighborhood that borders Breton Woods, the undisturbed 30 acres that is owned by the Church of the Visitation of the Roman Catholic Church. Residents are petitioning the church not to sell the land to developer D.R. Horton, who is planning to build 59 homes.

"It would be devastating to have it gone," resident Victoria Gianakios said.

The proposal will go before the planning board on Wednesday. Environmentalist say another housing development in the Metedeconk Watershed will have huge consequences for wildlife and flooding issues.

"We really cannot tolerate more storm water runoff into these waterways. We need every inch of woodlands. We need every inch of forest. We need every inch of wetlands. Because they serve as a giant sponge," said Janet Tauro, New Jersey board chairperson of Clean Water Action.

"It's a migratory habitat for birds," added Willie DeCamp, president of the group Save Barnegat Bay.

Neighbors say they use the woods for recreational purposes.

"It's the place that, it kind of gets you out of the hustle and bustle, especially during COVID. It was nice to walk back there, be away from everything, watch the hawks, the deer, everything. It's absolutely gorgeous. It's nice and quiet. It's a shame," Brendan Stuck said.

Residents say the area has become overpopulated.

"We are already in gridlock all the time," environmental commission chair Tony Kono said.

Mayor John Ducey said he hopes the church considers the town's proposal.

"We were hoping as a town to be able to purchase it and keep it as open space. We contacted Diocese of Trenton and received no response," Ducey said.

Baker went into the Church of the Visitation and was told the diocese said no interviews.

"Brick town is built out 97%. Do we really want to take the rest of it away by putting up houses? When it's gone, it's gone forever," 35-year resident William Guzzy said.

The mayor and others hope the church will be community minded and make a deal with the town, even if that means less of a profit.

The church bought the land from the town in the 1980s for $10,000. The developer, D.R. Horton, did not get back to CBS2 with a comment.

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4 Takeaways From The Brick School Board Election Forum

The four candidates for the Brick Township Board of Education participated in a candidates' forum. Here's a look at it. BRICK, NJ — Brick Township voters looking for information for the Brick Township Board of Education election got a view into the four candidates running during a recent voter forum.The four candidates seeking election to the board's two, three-year terms had the opportunity to share their thoughts about various issues facing the school district in the forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Monmo...

The four candidates for the Brick Township Board of Education participated in a candidates' forum. Here's a look at it.

BRICK, NJ — Brick Township voters looking for information for the Brick Township Board of Education election got a view into the four candidates running during a recent voter forum.

The four candidates seeking election to the board's two, three-year terms had the opportunity to share their thoughts about various issues facing the school district in the forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Monmouth County.

The school board is an unpaid position. The four candidates are Madeline Iannarone, Frances DiBenedictis, Erin Wheeler and Maureen Molz.

Video of the forum can be seen here.

The four candidates have been asked to fill out candidate profiles for Patch. Here are their responses:

Here are four takeaways from the forum:

1. Why are you running and are there specific issues that motivate you?

Molz said she is concerned about academics and the mental health impact on students from the COVID-19 pandemic, along with the issues caused by the S2 cuts. She said she is a problem-solver and wants to tackle ways to address these issues.

Wheeler said with her background as an educator she believes she can help the district improve its academic issues.

DiBenedictis said with two children in the schools, she sees the scores and feels the needs of the various students aren't being met. She also feels parents' concerns are not being heard.

Iannarone said she is concerned about S2's impact. She wants to see the board challenge state laws "that don't make sense." She wants to "fight the progressive agenda" that she said is being pushed behind the scenes. She believes parents are not being heard.

Do you think the Board of Education does an adequate job communicating with parents and do you have ideas about improving communications?

Molz: I think that's an issue. She said she has seen few parents come to the school board meetings and she would like to see if there is a way to draw more people to the meetings and would look for ways to have more outreach. She believes attendance at the school board meetings is critical.

Wheeler said she believes the board is doing an adequate job but communication can always be improved. "Correct and fair and true information getting out to the parents is what's important," she said. She said committees and places for parents to voice their concerns are a way to open the lines of communication.

DiBenedictis said parents do need to be physically present at board meetings. She said she believes the board does "a lot of talking in circles and a lot of 'We'll get back to you.' " She said emails are not being answered. She said parents do not speak out because they believe the minds are already made up. She said there needs to be a middle ground.

Iannarone said she believes parents are not getting full answers from the board and are getting half-truths, partial stories of what's being taught to children. Parents want to know about what's being taught in health and in gym. "Give the truth, be honest and let's get the parents back."

2. How would you respond to a parent who wants to limit access or remove a book from the school libraries?

DiBenedictis said "It would depend on why. We've all seen some of these pornographic books in libraries. ... If it's something like 'Huck Finn,' it can be a teaching moment. ... As far as some of those pornographic books, no, they need to go."

Iannarone said, "It depends on which books you're speaking of. I don't agree with erasing history. ... Erasing books because you just don't want to hear about it? I think it's kind of sad what's going on in the world today. It depends on what books you're speaking of."

Molz said, "I agree with Madeline. It really depends on what books you're speaking of. I don't agree with erasing history. ... It's a very slippery slope to get on removing books from schools. You gotta be very careful about that. We live in a free and open society. I understand there are some books that may be questionable and but I think we have to look at that, each case. "

Wheeler said she agreed with the others, but said "The parents can choose whether their student reads a book or doesn't read a book." She said parents have the right to intervene if they feel a book is inappropriate for their child, but she said removing the book from the library may not be the best course of action, without considering all the variables including the age of the students and the material in the book.

3. How important is inclusive education to you? What does it mean in practice, and how will you ensure students receive it?

Molz: "We all live in the world and I think it's important to understand there's different types of people who live in the world. It has to be age appropriate."

DiBenedictis: "Of course as parents we teach to be kind. I think in school that's where it needs to stop. We go into it too deeply. ... Just be a good human. We don't need to go into all the different LGBTQ cis whatevers, we don't need to do that when they're 5."

Wheeler: "Inclusivity is really important especially in this day and age. Kindness and respect are key. " She said as a board member she would set an example through her kindness to other board members as well as parents.

Iannarone: "It should start at home in school it should be done together. ... I think children do this already. I think we have taken away from children the everyday learning of this is my friend. Children don't see colors, they don't see another nationality, they don't a boy who wants to be a girl or a girl who wants to be a boy, that doesn't matter to them and it shouldn't matter to them. Everyone should get along. ... We're going overboard with everything we're doing."

4. How would you have voted on the sex education program?

Iannarone: "I would have voted no because I know nothing about it." She says the program is being sugarcoated as to what is really involved.

Wheeler: She noted the curriculum is state-mandated, and parents still have the ability to opt-out. She said her understanding is it's an update of the curriculum from what has existed for years. The district has said it will be providing a newsletter and a powerpoint that will explain what is slated to be taught.

DiBenedictis: She said she has read the guidelines in the curriculum. "They are disgusting. This not what we learned." She said the diversity, equity and inclusion requirement means the information will be included in every other part of the curriculum. She said the district has not put out any information and that is why parents are upset and nervous.

Molz: It's a state law, but maybe it goes too far. She said she believes the ability for parents to opt out is the solution for parents who object to what is being taught. "If we need to challenge the law we need to challenge the law." She said things need to be age-appropriate.

You can watch the entire forum here.

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Brick School Board Election 2022: Erin Wheeler

Patch is publishing profiles of the 2022 candidates for the Brick Township Board of Education.BRICK, NJ — When voters go to the polls Nov. 8, they will be asked to choose people to serve on the Brick Township Board of Education.There are two seats open this year, each of them three-year terms. The Board of Education is an unpaid elected position.Four people are seeking election to the board: Frances DiBenedictis, Madeline Iannarone, Erin Wheeler and Maureen Molz.Patch asked each candidate to answer questio...

Patch is publishing profiles of the 2022 candidates for the Brick Township Board of Education.

BRICK, NJ — When voters go to the polls Nov. 8, they will be asked to choose people to serve on the Brick Township Board of Education.

There are two seats open this year, each of them three-year terms. The Board of Education is an unpaid elected position.

Four people are seeking election to the board: Frances DiBenedictis, Madeline Iannarone, Erin Wheeler and Maureen Molz.

Patch asked each candidate to answer questions to give voters information about who they are and their stances on various issues. We are printing their responses in full, unedited except for spelling or punctuation.

Here are the answers for Erin Wheeler, who is 40.

Tell voters about your family: My husband and I live in Brick with our bulldog.

Tell voters about your education: I have a bachelor's of science degree in physics education from The College of New Jersey. I also have a master's of arts degree in educational leadership.

What is your occupation? I have been a high school chemistry teacher, in New Jersey public schools, for 19 years.

Previous elective office, if any: None.

Do you or anyone in your family work for the state, county or local governments? No.

Why are you running for the Board of Education? I want to diligently work to represent the needs of the entire Brick community, listen to concerns of all stakeholders and utilize my experience in education to help make Brick schools better for every student.

What do you feel is the most pressing issue facing the Brick Township schools and what do you want to do about it?

I feel student achievement should be a main focus of the district and Board of Education. All students have endured a few not-so-normal years of learning and we need to be sure students have gained the essential skills necessary to excel in the 21st century. By prioritizing student achievement as a board member, I will ensure all students receive the best education possible that will prepare them for their future.

The Brick Township schools continue to suffer cuts under S2. What do you think the district should do to address the financial crush the cuts are creating?

I think the district should request any adjustment aid from the state of NJ to help offset the impact of S2. The board should also develop a strategic plan, in collaboration with all stakeholders, to address the long-term effects of S2.

The school district – like districts all over – has dealt with vocal criticism of curriculum, including social-emotional learning, which has been part of education for years. As mental health concerns and bullying continue to skyrocket, do you feel efforts to address kindness and empathy in school are misplaced?

No, I believe addressing student social-emotional learning is more important than ever. Students have been through a lot in the past few years and their mental health has suffered. When students’ mental health wellness is addressed and improved they can then focus on learning and their academics. Kindness and respect should be practiced at all levels in the school community. As a board member, I will lead with compassion and respect to make decisions that benefit the students, staff and community of Brick.

If you could change one thing about how the Brick Township schools are being operated right now, what would it be?

I don’t believe there is anything that needs to be drastically changed at this time. I would continue to improve facilities, ensure safety and focus on student achievement if elected to the Brick Board of Education.

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Brick Zoning Board Rejects Shake Shack, First Watch Restaurants

The Brick Township Zoning Board of Adjustment on Wednesday night rejected an application by the owners of Brick Town Plaza (commonly known as the ShopRite-Kohl’s plaza) to demolish a bank building and build two restaurants in its place.The application by Urban Edge Properties largely expanded on a previous application, approved by the board in 2020, that allowed for the demolition of a c...

The Brick Township Zoning Board of Adjustment on Wednesday night rejected an application by the owners of Brick Town Plaza (commonly known as the ShopRite-Kohl’s plaza) to demolish a bank building and build two restaurants in its place.

The application by Urban Edge Properties largely expanded on a previous application, approved by the board in 2020, that allowed for the demolition of a closed Santander bank branch and the construction of a building that would house one or two restaurants. The new plan expanded the building by about 300 square feet and added outdoor seating areas and a drive-through lane for the Shake Shack.

Shake Shack is a fast casual restaurant that serves New York style hot dogs, hamburgers, French fries and its namesake milkshakes. The New York-based company operates over 350 locations in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Philippines.

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First Watch is a chain of casual restaurants based in Bradenton, Fla. It serves breakfast and lunch platters featuring items such as avocado toast, smoked salmon eggs benedict, farm stand breakfast tacos, lemon ricotta pancakes, and a fresh juice bar. The restaurant takes its name from the first work shift aboard a ship, as First Watch restaurants are open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Its competitors include Turning Point, which also has a location in Brick.

The board ultimately rejected the application in a 5-1 vote after about two hours of testimony, during which traffic flow in the notoriously crowded shopping center was discussed at length. At issue was the drive-through for Shake Shack, which representatives from the company testified would not function as similar operations traditionally have in the past. Under Shake Shack’s system, orders would be placed and paid-for using a smartphone app, then customers would go to the drive-through lane to pick up their purchase after receiving a text notification.

“You have to order online, you cannot pay at the window, so this is a streamlined process,” said Scott Kennel, a traffic engineer hired by Urban Edge who relayed his own experience using a Shake Shack drive-through in Pennsylvania. “After about eight minutes, I received a text message saying my order was ready. It took about 50 to 60 seconds to pick it up.”

Before the drive-through issue was broached, the shopping center’s parking lot, which has been the site of numerous accidents over the years, was addressed by Township Planner Tara Paxton. After the outdoor dining areas were proposed, Paxton suggested the board require bollards to protect customers from errant vehicles. Urban Edge’s representatives agreed immediately, setting aside the issue, but could not overcome concerns over the traffic tie-ups that could be generated by potential drive-through lines.

“I’ve seen Chick-Fil-A, what’s going on there, and I’m scared that it’s going to be a similar situation,” said board member Eileen Della Volle.

The township’s Chick-Fil-A restaurant, located on a pad site in the Lowe’s Home Improvement parking lot, routinely wraps around the building, with vehicles blocking lanes and cutting off access to handicap parking spaces.

“Chick-Fil-A is a phenomenon upon themselves,” said Kennel. “At Shake Shack, these are all made-to-order, and it’s referred to as a fast-casual operation. It is not nearly an intensive type of use” as a traditional fast food chain.

Planning consultant Christine Cofone, representing Urban Edge, touted the aesthetically-pleasing exterior as an ancillary benefit of the project.

“The curb appeal of the building will certainly upgrade the appearance of the [shopping] center,” she told board members.

Board Chairman David Chadwick represented the sole vote opposing the denial of the application.

The future of the project remains unclear, as the 2020 approval remains in place, according to Board Attorney Ronald Cucchiaro. That approval permits two adjoined restaurants – one 3,200 square feet and the other 3,800 square feet – to replace the bank building. Legally, the restaurants would be permitted to be constructed, however they would be required to conform to the previous specifications, which may not comport with corporate sizing and layouts – nor would the drive-through or outdoor seating areas be permitted.

In the past, developers whose applications were denied have occasionally returned with tweaked proposals aimed at overcoming concerns voiced by board members.

The Santander bank, meanwhile, remains standing.

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