Quick Chek Hearing Postponed To July
Proposal, unpopular with neighbors, rescheduled Wednesday
A hearing on a proposal to build a Quick Chek convenience store and gas station on the site of the former State Police barracks on Allenwood Road is has been put off until July.
The plan, which proposes to build a 16-pump gas station and 5,496-square-foot store at 2101 Allenwood Road and Route 138 East, was scheduled to be heared by the Board of Adjustment on Wednesday, but the hearing was rescheduled to July 11. No reason was given Wednesday.
The application has not been heard since February, when representatives from Quick Chek proposed an alteration to their original plan to get people into and out of the site from Allenwood Road.
Instead of putting traffic onto Allenwood Road near the existing jug handle, the new plan calls for extending access beyond Allenwood Road about 150 feet before meeting up with the jug handle, according to Charles Olivo, a traffic engineer for Quick Chek.
The plan would require state Department of Transportation approval, Olivo said.
The majority of traffic, up to 80 percent, would be entering and leaving from Route 138, Olivo said. The configuration they propose for Allenwood Road would be sufficient to handle any proposed traffic from the site, Olivo said.
Neighboring residents were unimpressed.
“This methodology doesn’t bear up the what we experience every day in Wall Township,’’ said Michael Ferrell, of Parkwood Drive.