Planning Board


Fourth (4th) Wednesday of every month starting at 7:00 p.m except where noted  
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.   



TAKE NOTICE that on 18th day of December 2017, at 7:00 p.m., a hearing will be held before the Medford Township Planning Board at the Public Safety Building, 91 Union Street, Medford, NJ 08055 on the Medford Township Reexamination Report of 2017 which recommends changes to the Park, Public, Education (PPE) Zone to the original intent of the Municipal Master Plan to include public uses such as, municipal parks, open space parcels, schools, and public buildings and facilities, such as Town Hall, and remove non-public parcels including some but not all, youth camps, cemeteries, places of worship, and residential uses which have been placed in the zone.  The non-public parcels placed in the PPE Zone will generally revert to conditionally permitted uses, with buffer and setback requirements, using the underlying zoning designations.

The PPE Zoning Districts Master Plan Reexamination Report is on file in the office of the Planning Board in the Municipal Building and is available for inspection by clicking HERE

Any interested party may appear at said hearing and participate therein in accordance with the rules of the Planning Board.


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.


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
August 23, 2017  
September 27, 2017
October 25, 2017
November 29, 2017 (*Changed due to Thanksgiving Holiday) (Includes Public Hearing for PPE Zoning--see above)
December 18, 2017 (*Changed due to Christmas Holiday)


January 2017 Meeting
February 2017 Meeting
March 2017 Meeting
April 2017 Meeting
May 2017 Meeting
June 2017 Meeting
July 2017 Meeting 
August 2017 Meeting 
September 2017 Meeting
October 2017 Meeting 
November 2017 Meeting
December 2017 Meeting

 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:  T

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


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 Map

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