Starbucks Plans to Build at Current Whippany Firehouse Building

The public hearing will be held by the Board on January 21, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.


HANOVER TOWNSHIP — The first Starbucks in Hanover may be on its way! If developers have their way, you will be able to drive-up and order your Iced Caramel Macchiato or Caffè Americano in Hanover, instead of driving to Livingston, Parsippany or elsewhere. The new location is planned for 434-440 Route 10 West, on the property currently occupied by Whippany Firehouse Building.

Route 10 Whippany, LLC., has submitted an application to the Planning Board of the Township of Hanover for Preliminary and Final Site Plan Approval with variance relief with respect to the property located at 434-440 Route 10 West.

Proposed Starbucks to occupy 2,250 square feet

The Property is identified as Block 7402, Lots 6, 7.01 and 7.02 and located within the Township’s WC – Whippany Center Zoning District.

The Property is currently developed with the existing Whippany Firehouse Building with associated parking lot and improvements.

The proposed Starbucks

The Applicant is proposing to remove the existing firehouse building, and seeking approval to permit the development of an approximately 2,250 square foot Starbucks coffee house with drive-thru facilities and a seasonal outdoor seating area.

The Applicant is seeking the following variance and/or waiver relief: 1. Building Height/Minimum Vertical Dimension, Roofs; Access to Public Street-Drive-In Uses; Minimum Front Setback, outdoor dining; Paver Walkways and Lighting;  Loading Space Location; Logo Area; Directional Sign; Maximum Area, Directional Sign; Maximum Height, Directional Sign; Principal Sign Content; Maximum Quantity/Number of Attached Signs; Maximum Area, Menu Board Sign; Maximum Area, Order Station Sign; Maximum Height, Order Station Sign; Maximum Illumination at Property Line.

A variance and/or waiver is required with respect to off-street parking. The total required off-street parking is either 33 or 35 spaces. The Applicant is proposing a total of 24 parking spaces (20 proposed on existing Lots 6 and 7.01, and 4 spaces on Lot 7.01 [the cellular service facility lot]) on the subject Property.

Additional shared parking is proposed on adjacent parcels.

The public hearing will be held by the Board on January 21, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hanover Township Municipal Building, 1000 Route 10 West and North Jefferson Road in the Main Meeting Room.

Interested party may appear, if they so desire, either in person, or by agent or attorney and ask questions, cross examine witnesses and present testimony and any comments they may have with respect to this application.

All maps and documents relating to this application are on file in the Land Use Office of the Township of Hanover, 1000 Route 10 West and North Jefferson Road,  and may be inspected Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and Fridays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Attorneys representing the application are Inglesino, Webster, Wyciskala and Taylor, 600 Parsippany Road, Parsippany.