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Developer Plans To Build Affordable Housing Units on Wall Street in West Long Branch

Hearing on proposed development will be heard in September


A developer is proposing to build an affordable housing development on Wall Street in West Long Branch.

The developer . Now, the plan before the board is 14 market-value units and four affordable-housing units instead of the age-restricted housing on a block of land bordered by Wall Street, Elmwood Avenue, and Larchwood Avenue in the borough.

The developer would require a conversion of a use variance for the project to move forward.

The application would also involve the demolition of the old Larchwood bar located next door to University Subs.

The development would also include a parking lot with 49 spaces and an open space area for passive recreational use.

The developer's attorney Arnold B. Levin has been asked about the possibility of the existence of an Indian cemetery being located on the property.

According to board meeting minutes, "Levin stated that at the original application hearing, the only information of the possibility was based on a former Long Branch Daily Record article. There was no indication by block and lot, or whether it was thought that human remains might be located under existing housing."

Levin said that if anything was found during construction, that the project would be stopped and that the borough, Department of Environmental Protection and county would be notified.

"If there are remains found, they would be relocated and given a proper burial," the minutes state.

The application was last heard by the board on June 28 and is scheduled to be heard again on Sept. 27 when the architect for the project will be available to give his testimony and comment on the application.

m August 21, 2012 at 05:33 AM
this is a nightmare! our little streets have been plagued with traffic - beat the light shortcuts, cars zooming by our kids like they are on the GSP! It is just enough - no more low income apartments. how about no more apartments? 49 parking spots....wow! and a little 'rec area' -- why dont we just fence it in and call it jail? seriously though, this is all part of agenda 21 - single family units are just about outlawed in some of the eu - unless you have hundreds of acres to build upon...AGENDA 21 LOOK IT UP ..... http://vimeo.com/40174111
Just a Thought... August 22, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Its not even so much the low income housing per say (i dont think the avalon has too many of them i think its just a reason for more money of some sort) but this small town is already over loaded with people and traffic...like m had said our speed limits are surpassed by a lot and all the roads are just thru ways to get somewhere else, adding more housing into the mix is crazy plus the over crowding of the schools. i hope someone thinks this thru before it gets approved :\
JHill August 28, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Who cares? That area is a dump anyway. Mine as well make it dumpier!
JHill August 28, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Move it to Green Acres? Typical liberal--please stop sepnding my money for me on a run down lot. Thanks.
DJGigs March 11, 2013 at 01:15 PM
Hello everyone here.. WLB is now looking to privatize there Garbage,, I suggest everyone take a look around and see how the town is being torn apart little by little


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