PARSIPPANY – The Parsippany-Troy Hills Board of Adjustment has approved Application 21.63, Chick-fil-A, 1180 Route 46, Block 715, Lot 11.1, in Area B-2.
All board members voted yes, with the exception of Nancy Snyder, who made her objections very clear.
Chick-fil-A will replace four dilapidated old buildings built in the 1960s, dilapidated and without tenants.
The new building will be 5,338 square feet with 62 indoor seats and 18 outdoor seats. 81 parking spaces in total and eight electric charging stations. Additionally, the drive-thru will consist of two lanes with enough space to stack around 60 cars.
This property was slowly dying and needed new life. The property was only 30% occupied and in the past three years there have been around six thefts, and there was evidence of people using this site at night to abuse drugs. The property is horrible.
Colony Plaza – Route 46 West
The property could have been developed with a 24/7/365 Wawa or QuickChek, but the owner chose Chick-fil-A because it was not a 24/7 business. 7, 365 days, and is also closed on Sundays. The property could also have been used for a Bolla, supermarket, auto repair shop, pub, Section 8 residences and many other uses.
Chick-fil-A will employ approximately 80 local residents, with local residents given first opportunity.
“I would like to thank all of the board members who supported Chick-fil-A’s candidacy. I also want to thank President Robert Iracane for thinking outside the box and having the vision for the past 27 years to understand the need to improve our community. Thank you to all township officials and Joe O’Neill, Robert Garofalo’s attorney and those who supported the project,” the property owner said.