Zoning Board of Adjustment


DATE:  Continued Public Hearing - Application carried to the Zoning Board Regular Meeting of February 16th, 2022 to be held via Zoom Webinar.  Agenda to contain log-on information.

Zoning Board Regular Meeting

TIME: 7:00 pm

The Enclave at Holmdel documents 

The Enclave at Holmdel Video  Project overview interview

The Enclave Documents - October 20, 2021

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.



September 22, 2021 - Zoning Board Meeting Video

September 1, 2021 - Zoning Board Meeting Video

August 18, 2021 - Zoning Board Meeting Video

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
Jason Buerkle Four YearsDecember 31, 2025
Francine CampisFour YearsDecember 31, 2024
Irfan LateefFour YearsDecember 31, 2025
Gene Luciani Four YearsDecember 31, 2025
Jill Perez
(Alternate #1)
Two YearsDecember 31, 2022
Guarav Shah
 (Alternate #2)
Two YearsDecember 31, 2024

Zoning Board Professionals

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

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Useful Links

Zoning Board Agendas and Meeting Minutes