What Should Go Here? Sea View Towers in Long Branch

Developer plans on building new apartment building


The Sea View Towers at 392 Ocean Ave., Long Branch, have been sitting untouched for several years and are now used solely for military training exercises.

However, the owner of the property is now looking to build something new on the area.

Long Branch Business Administrator Howard Woolley said the owners are planning on demolishing the buildings and creating a lone tower that would house apartments.

Woolley said the tower would also be set back farther from the road and that angled parking would be created on the roadway out of the lots to increase parking in the area.

"Obviously if someone was able to keep that place closed and pay the taxes on it for all this time, they have some deep pockets," Woolley said this week. "These folks do and the housing they are creating down there is extraordinary."

The project would have to get the necessary approvals from the city before it can move forward.

We will let you know when the project is scheduled to appear before the Long Branch Zoning Board of Adjustment or Planning Board.

We want to hear from you as well. What do you think of the proposed project?

Would you like to see more apartments in this area, or something different?

beachlover September 25, 2012 at 01:52 PM
I grew up in Sea Bright, and when the Peninsula House burnt down, :( I was very glad that they didn't build condos in it's place. Sea Bright is a small town and does not need any more condos that's for sure! They did, however, need the parking. Although, the lot could use a make over.
West End Supporter September 27, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Does anyone in Long Branch understand the concept of free enterprise in a capitalist society or are we all really doomed to the new Barack Hussein Obama Socialism that he is bringing to this country?
Alicia78 February 22, 2013 at 04:15 PM
They do this training in most of the surrounding towns...they need to train in residential areas in order to know what to do if a residential area is attacked. They know more than we know so if this is something they feel is necessary let them go for it.
Sutah Ann Robins March 21, 2013 at 10:22 AM
I run past every day. I am disturbed to see broken windows. Looking forward to renting one of the new oceanfront apartments to one of my clients.
Michael Caracoza May 02, 2013 at 08:41 PM
I would like to see affordable 1, 2, and 3 bedroom condos for sale as well as rental apartments on the same property.


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