Zoning Board of Adjustment


DATE:  August 18, 2021  Zoning Board Regular Meeting

TIME: 7:00 pm

Public Hearings - September 1, 2021:

Holmdel Adult Day Care, Kohl's Plaza

Public Hearings - September 22, 2021:

The Enclave at Holmdel documents  - Public Hearing scheduled for September 22, 2021

The Enclave at Holmdel Video  Project overview interview

Meeting Schedule

  • First and third Wednesday of each month (schedule may vary)
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • Court Room at Town Hall
    4 Crawfords Corner Road
    Holmdel, NJ 07733

2021 Zoning Board Meeting Schedule (PDF)

Please confirm with the Board Office as meetings are subject to change / cancellation.



July 21, 2021 - Zoning Board Meeting Video

June 16, 2021 - Zoning Board Meeting Video

June 2, 2021 - Zoning Board Meeting Video

May 5, 2021 - Zoning Board Meeting Video

April 21, 2021 - Zoning Board Meeting Video

March 17, 2021 - Zoning Board Meeting Video

March 3, 2021 - Zoning Board Meeting Video



The Zoning Board shall have the power to hear and decide appeals, hear and decide requests for interpretation, and hear applications for variance relief, when the variance being requested is not part of a site plan or subdivision application. This most often applies to individual homeowners who are requesting relief from Holmdel’s Development Regulations, such as setback or coverage requirements.

Please contact the Zoning Officer prior to requesting a variance from the zoning board. Access the Zoning Officer’s web page.

In addition, the Zoning Board has the power to grant variances to permit:

  • A non permitted use or principal structure
  • An expansion of a non conforming use
  • A deviation from a specification or standard pertaining solely to a conditional use
  • An increase in the permitted floor area ratio (FAR)
  • An increase in the permitted density
  • A height of a principal structure which exceeds 10 feet or 10% of the maximum height permitted


The Zoning Board of Adjustment consists of 7 regular members and 2 alternate members, all of whom shall be residents of the Township of Holmdel and all appointed by the Mayor. Regular members shall serve for terms of 4 years, and alternate members shall serve for 2 years, all from January 1 of the year of their appointment.

NameTerm LengthTerm Expiration
Ralph Blumenthal
(Zoning Board Chair)
Four YearsDecember 31, 2023
Demetri Orfanitopoulos
 (Zoning Board Vice Chair)
Four YearsDecember 31, 2022
Valerie Avrin-MarchianoFour YearsDecember 31, 2022
Jerry BuffalinoFour YearsDecember 31, 2024
Francine CampisFour YearsDecember 31, 2024
Don HernFour YearsDecember 31, 2021
Anthony PesceFour YearsDecember 31, 2021
Surekha Collur
(Alternate #1)
Two YearsDecember 31, 2022
Irfan Lateef
 (Alternate #2)
Two YearsDecember 31, 2022

Zoning Board Professionals

  • Attorney: Martin Pfleger, Esquire
  • Engineer: Robert Bucco, P.E.
  • Planner: Kate Keller, P.P.

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Useful Links

Zoning Board Agendas and Meeting Minutes