Fixing Up Eatontown: Sands Motor Lodge Site

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Driving along Route 35 in , it's hard not to notice the big, Vegas-style sign for the Sands Motor Lodge.

But upon closer inspection, the motel sitting on a little more than four acres on the north side of the highway, with listing fencing and outdated buidlings, has seen better days.

The property was at the top of Eatontown Economic Development Advisory Committee's Feb. 3 agenda, as members discussed a possible conversion of the site into a gas station and convenience store. The idea for the switch, which would require rezoning of the property, was brought to the committee's attention by the property owner, who would like to sell the site.

"It's the perfect location for that type of use," said Colleen McGurk, Eatontown's zoning officer, at the meeting.

Committee member Ron Wollner also supported the idea, explaining that drivers exiting Industrial Way have no nearby gas options if headed north along Route 35.

The property is zoned PB088, which is for professional office space and would need to be converted to a B2 zone to accommodate the new business.

Gail Conway February 18, 2012 at 01:04 AM
I would love to see a convenience store/gas station there. I wouldn't have to go into Ocean to one. A grocery store would also be great since we don't have any more in Eatontown. Keep our spending money in town!
Dominick Palermo January 07, 2013 at 10:01 PM
How about a indoor pool facility ---- Being our town fathers dont wanna buy the Field Hse on Ft Monmouth -------- Shortage of pools in area --------In Germany every little town has a both indoor and outdoor pool facility -50 mtr pools both in and outside -- cheep 2 Euros a day .. Get some of these chubby kids off thier gameboys and give them some good excerise
Gerri Hopkins January 07, 2013 at 10:26 PM
Not completely sure, but don't think the property is large enough for a grocery store.
Dominick Palermo January 07, 2013 at 11:07 PM
Dominick Palermo January 07, 2013 at 11:10 PM
Dont we have enough grocery stores ---- Shoprite wlb --- A&P Shrewsbury --- Acme in Shrewsbury -- Bj's Cost co Wegmans -- all less than 6 miles in either direction


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