Zoning Board of Adjustment

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  • 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

2019 Meeting Schedule (PDF)

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

Powers & Responsibilities

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
Valerie Avrin-Marchiano (Zoning Board Chair)Four YearsDecember 31, 2022
Chris BriamonteUnexpiredDecember 31, 2020
Don HernFour YearsDecember 31, 2021
D.J. LucarelliFour YearsDecember 31, 2020
Demetri Orfanitopoulos (Zoning Board Vice Chair)Four YearsDecember 31, 2022
Anthony PesceFour YearsDecember 31, 2021
Keri TodiscoFour YearsDecember 31, 2019
Donna Carannante (Alternate #1)Two YearsDecember 31, 2020
Laurie B. Gerhardt (Alternate #2)Two YearsDecember 31, 2019

Zoning Board Professionals

  • Attorney: Martin Pfleger, Esquire
  • Engineer: Robert Bucco, P.E.
  • Planner: Peter Van den Kooy, P.P.