May 7, 2002
Contact: Willie deCamp 732-830-3600; 732-714-0334
Save Barnegat Bay is requesting that Brick Township residents attend a meeting at which the Brick Township Planning Board will consider the Township Council’s effort to repeal the high density zoning along the township’s fifty-three miles of waterfront.
The Township Council recently passed on first reading a repeal of the Planned Residential Waterfront Community (PRWC) ordinance, which is almost twenty years old and promotes condominium developments at marinas and other sites.
The Planning Board Meeting will be held at five o’clock on Wednesday, May 8 at the Brick Township Municipal Building at 401 Chambersbridge Road.
“We need Brick residents to leave work a little early and come to Wednesday’s five o’clock Planning Board meeting to air their support for the Council’s proposed downzoning of Brick’s waterfront,” said deCamp.
A map of Brick Township’s waterfront showing the township’s 53 miles of waterfront with marina sites has been posted on the group’s website, www.savebarnegatbay.org. The group has also posted frequently asked questions about the Planned Residential Waterfront Community zoning ordinance on its website.
“The Mayor and Council are taking a very positive step in repealing the PRWC ordinance because it would permit far too much housing along large stretches of waterfront,” said Willie deCamp, president of Save Barnegat Bay. “We are trying to rally Brick residents to support the Council’s action.”
After the Planning Board makes its recommendations, the matter will return to the Township Council for a second reading at a later date.
If this ordinance is repealed, the developer of the proposed 62 unit condominium and marina project at Traders Cove at the foot of the Mantoloking Bridge would have to either abandon his project or go before the Zoning Board of Adjustment instead of the Planning Board. A plot plan of the proposed Traders Cove development has been posted on the group’s website.
“The Traders Cove developer may try to slip in under the wire at the special Planning Board meeting before the expected zoning change,” said deCamp. “This would contradict the will of the Council. We need public support to stop this from happening.”
PARKS, NOT CITIES !
Read SBB’s letter supporting PRWC repeal.