The Summit Planning Board consists of nine (9) members, and two (2) alternate members. Board Membership and appointment as well as their powers and authority is fully defined in the City’s Development Regulations Ordinance.
The Planning Board function is to generate and update a community Master Plan. Other functions of the Planning Board involve subdivision and site plan review, creation of the official maps and associated zoning ordinances. The Board is also empowered to review and approve “C” variances (departures from zoning ordinances) in conjunction with development applications. The Board may also participate in the preparation and review of plans required by State or Federal regulations. The Board also assembles data for planning purposes and performs other advisory duties upon request by the Common Council.
Planning Board Application
As of June 3rd, new Planning & Zoning Board Applications are being accepted:
DCS has resumed the acceptance of any new Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment applications either in-person or by mail. In addition to the Zoning Board Application or Planning Board Application, applicants must submit a signed COVID-19 Waiver. Please email the Planning & Zoning Board Secretary with questions or call (908) 273-6407.
Active Planning Board Applications
Important Planning Documents
Below are a number of important documents related to the planning and zoning of Summit. You may also visit the online DCS Document Center or call the Planning & Zoning Office at (908) 723-6407 if you cannot find a specific document you are seeking.
The Planning Board meets once monthly and will entertain emergent applications. Please view a list of meetings or visit the DCS Calendar.
All meetings of the Planning Board are open to the public, and public comments are welcome once application hearings are completed. No sign-up is required to comment. Public comments on specific site presentations are also allowed after each such presentation, with the length of the comments at the discretion of the Planning Board chairperson. Public comments are also allowed for topics other than site presentations.
Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. View Agendas & Minutes.
Planning Board Members
|Name||Member Class / Title|
|Ellen McNeill||Class I: Mayor or designee for term of Mayor’s Office|
|Matthew DiLauri||Class II: Municipal Official (one-year term)|
|Beth Little, Common Council||Class III: Common Council member (one-year term)|
|William Anderson||Chair, Class IV Member|
|James Jay Brinkerhoff||Vice Chair, Class IV Member|
|Jennifer Balson||Class IV Member|
|Richard Fiore||Class IV Member|
|John Zucker||Class IV Member|
|Andrew Parella||Class IV Member|
|Paul Formichelli||Class IV Alternate I|
|Robert Ashmun||Class IV Alternate II|
Planning Board Staff
|Christa Anderson||Zoning Officer|
|Christopher Nicola||Planning Board Secretary|