Planning Board


Fourth (4th) Wednesday of every month starting at 7:00 p.m  
Public Safety Building, 91 Union Street  (across from Freedom Park) 

All regular and special meetings of the Planning Board shall be open to the public. Please check this website for any potential cancellations or changes.   



Medford Township Planning Board -Public Hearing- March 22, 2017

On January 17, 2017 the Township Council authorized by Resolution 32-2017, the Planning Board to undertake a preliminary investigation to determine whether the following areas of the Township, qualify as a “Non-Condemnation Redevelopment Area(s)” or alternatively “Rehabilitation Areas” according to the criteria set forth in N.J.S.A. 40A:12A-et.seq. of the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law (LRHL).

  1. The Fair Housing Opportunity: Tofamo area consists of Block 401, Lot 13.01 and Block 403, Lots 2 and 7;
  2. The Fair Housing Opportunity: Arc Wheeler area consists of Block 401, Lot 9.02;
  3. The Fair Housing Opportunity: Flying W area consists of Block 301, Lot 5.01, Block 303, Lots 1, 3, and 4; and
  4. The Fair Housing Trust Fund:  Trollinger/Key area consists of Block 302, Lots 14, 26, 27, 28, and 49.

Particularly, the Township Council has determined that it is in the best interest of the Township for the Planning Board to conduct such an investigation for parcels proposed to be included in Medford’s Fair Share Housing Plan to satisfy the Township’s constitutional obligation to provide a realistic opportunity for the Township’s regional share of affordable housing development within the Township.

Pursuant to this assignment mandated by the Township Council, the Planning Board engaged in the preparation of this preliminary investigation to determine whether the specified areas of the Township are in fact in need of Redevelopment, Without Condemnation, or Rehabilitation, in the alternative.

The Planning Board has prepared the preliminary “Need for Redevelopment, without Condemnation” and/ or “Rehabilitation Investigation”, which contains maps showing the boundaries of the potential Redevelopment and/or Rehabilitation areas and the location of properties included therein and provides a statement setting forth the basis for the investigation.

The Redevelopment Law requires the Planning Board to conduct a public hearing prior to making its determination on whether any of the referred Study Areas or portions thereof shall be designated as a “Non-Condemnation Redevelopment Area(s)” and/or “Rehabilitation Area(s) prior to making its determination. 

The public hearing was held on March 22, 2017. 

Copies of the aforesaid documents are available for public review at the Planning Office in the Medford Township Municipal Building located at 17 N Main Street, Medford, New Jersey 08055 and may be inspected by any interested party during regular business hours, normally 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.  


There shall be a Planning Board of the Township of Medford, which, as heretofore constituted pursuant to the Municipal Land Use Law, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq., and the Medford Development Ordinance, 1979-1, with specific reference to Article IV thereof, is hereby continued with the functions, powers and duties prescribed by said statute and ordinance, except to the extent that the provisions of said ordinances are inconsistent herewith.

The Planning Board shall consist of nine members appointed by the Council, provided that the Class I member shall be the Mayor or the Township Manager, in the discretion of the Township Council, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:55D-23; the Class II member shall be appointed from among officials of the Township other than a member of the governing body, provided that if there is an Environmental Commission, a member of that Commission in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:55D-23; the Class III member shall be appointed by the Council from among its members other than the Mayor; and the Class IV members from among the other residents of the Township.


April 30, 2014 
May 28, 2014 - Cancelled; no agenda items/applications to be heard.
June 25, 2014 
July 10, 2014 - Special Meeting for Route 70 Corridor Study
July 23, 2014  ***The Village of Taunton Forge Shopping Center Application will not be heard at the July 23rd meeting.  It will be adjourned until the next regularly scheduled Planning Board meeting.  The applicant has not yet received their Certificate of Filing from the Pinelands Commission. 
August 27, 2014
September 24, 2014 
October 22, 2014
November 17, 2014
**December 15, 2014 (Date change due to Holidays) 

January 28, 2015 
February 25, 2015
March 25, 2015 
April 22, 2015 
May 27, 2015 
June 30, 2015 (Date change due to weather emergency) 
July 22, 2015 
August 26, 2015 
September 23, 2015 
October 28, 2015
**November 16, 2015 (Date changed due to holiday)
**December 14, 2015 (Date changed due to holiday)

January 27, 2016 
February 24, 2016 (*Meeting cancelled due to lack of applications to be heard)
March 23, 2016 (**Meeting cancelled due to lack of applications to be heard)
April 27, 2016
May 25, 2016
June 22, 2016 
July 27, 2016
August 24, 2016 
September 28, 2016 
October 26, 2016 
November 30, 2016 (**Special Meeting starting at 7:00 pm; Executive Session for COAH Settlement-see News Feed for more information about the settlement)
**December 19, 2016 (**Meeting cancelled due to a lack of applications to be heard) 

January 25, 2017 
February 22, 2017 (*the JCC Camp & Hartford Square applications are being continued to the March 22, 2017 meeting) 
March 22, 2017 (including Public Hearing on Rehabilitation Areas-see above) 
April 26, 2017 
May 24, 2017 
June 28, 2017  (including Public Hearing on Master Plan Amendment) 
July 26, 2017 

Contact the Planning Board

Please contact the Planning Board by emailing Kim Gerber, Planning Board Secretary at  You may also call (609) 654-2608 x312.  

2017 Planning Board Members

Jack Hartwig - Chair
Robert Phelan - Vice Chair  
Chuck Watson (Manager/Mayor) 
Mark Sander
Erin Herman 
Dawn Bielec    (Municipal Official)
Jeffrey Beenstock (Governing Body) 
David Ross
Brian Snyder
Jason Braatz (Alternate 1)
Thomas Juliano (Alternate 2)
Kimberly Gerber, Planning Board Secretary

Public Input  on PPE Zoning held at October 2016 Planning Board Meeting                             
The Township Council has requested that the Planning Board undertake an examination related to the suitability of current PPE (Parks & Public Education) Zoning regulations and make recommendations to Council for updates and modifications, with priority focused on uses, buffers and setbacks.   

The PPE Zoning designation is utilized for areas in Medford where there is educational and recreational activities; including the operation of public and private elementary school facilities and quasi-public campground activities, as well as municipal buildings, churches, libraries and open space, parks and parkland and municipal infrastructure.

Members of the public were invited to attend the October 2016 Planning Board meeting for a public portion for input from residents.  Members of the public were afforded the opportunity to comment on any aspect of the current PPE Zoning regulations.  The meeting was archived for viewing via the Medford Township website:

The current PPE Zoning regulations defined in the Land Development Ordinances can be found here:

For more information, contact the Planning & Zoning Office at 609-654-2608 x312. 

Click here for the Route 70 Corridor Study Final Report - adopted at the November 11, 2014 Planning Board Meeting. 

Click here for the Route 70 Corridor Study Draft Recommendation Report dated 6/23/14  (to be discussed by the Planning Board at its July 10th Special Meeting) 

Click here for the Route 70 Corridor Study

Click here for the Route 70 Corridor Study Map

  • Municipal Center Address: 17 North Main Street, Medford, NJ 08055
  • Phone: (609) 654-2608
  • Fax: (609) 953-4087
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