OCEAN TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS HAVE FILED A CASE AGAINST THE PLANNING BOARD'S APPROVAL OF ALLOWING A HIGH DENSITY COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT INTO OUR RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY EFFECTING DEAL RD, LOGAN RD, DWIGHT, MARISSA COURT, OAKHURST, JOE PALAIA PARK, THE LIBRARY AND MORE!!!
Hearing date set for Superior Court. February 12, 2021
THE URBAN JUG-HANDLE
A BANK ON DEAL ROAD
THERE IS NO 17 ACRE LAND SWAP OF LAND.
APPROX 4,000 TREES WILL BE DESTROYED.
NO MONEY WILL BE REQUIRED OF THE DEVELOPER'S, TO PAY INTO THE SHADE TREE COMMISSION,
BECAUSE THEIR TREE EXPERT TESTIFIED, TO THE BEST OF HIS KNOWLEDGE,
THAT HE BELIEVES OUR HISTORIC FOREST IS DISEASED, DEAD OR DYING.
WE HAVE ASKED IF THE PLANNING BOARD WOULD PROVIDE A TREE EXPERT,
WHO WOULD REPRESENT THE COMMUNITY'S INTEREST IN SAVING AS MUCH GREEN AS POSSIBLE
BUT THE PLANNING BOARD DIRECTED US TO THE COUNCIL.
A GOOD QUESTION FOR THE NEXT COUNCIL MEETING
The complaint was filed to hold OCEAN TOWNSHIP'S PLANNING BOARD RESPONSIBLE FOR NOT ALLOWING IMPORTANT SAFETY CONCERNS INTO EVIDENCE FOR THE PLANNING BOARDS REVIEW. OCEAN TOWNSHIP POLICE ACCIDENT REPORTS AN AVG OF 3 CAR CRASHES AT THE DEAL AND HWY35 INTERSECTION MONTHLY. THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER, ESPECIALLY WITH 2 OF THE 4 CORNERS OPEN SPACE, WITHOUT INGRESS OR EGRESS TRAFFIC. The original master plan called for 13 acres of low-impact commercial development, like a professional office building, and 40 single-family homes along Deal Road.
THE current development proposed, by Paramount Realty, wants to build a 112-room Marriott Hotel, a Wawa gas station and convenience store, A CHC-FIL-A fast food drive thru, bank, mixed retail and 70+ Urban style townhouses on the Eastern portion of the site, that will bring ingress & egress traffic to intersection of Logan & Deal Rd. OMG!!!
Our Township's Master Plan calls for 40 single family homes along Deal Road. Deal Rd East of 35 is zoned on our Official Master Plan for Residential ONLY. How did this zoning get approved??? There is a big difference between 40 single-family homes versus cluster townhouses. The original master plan did not call for a gas station/convenience store or a hotel on the site. The scale of this current project is not consistent with what was originally approved at this site.
WE HAVE POWER IN NUMBERS. IF YOU CAN NOT ATTEND THE REGULARLY SCHEDULED COUNCIL MEETINGS, PLEASE TRY TO ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY AND NEIGHBORS, SO WE CAN PROTECT OUR TOWNSHIP FROM OVER DEVELOPMENT. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. WE MUST TRY TO STOP THE CLEAR CUTTING OF MATURE TREES AND THE OVERDEVELOPMENT OF OUR RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOODS.
SHARE YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT ADDING MORE IMPERVIOUS GROUND COVER ON WETLANDS, WHICH WILL GREATLY IMPACT AN ALREADY TROUBLESOME FLOODING SITUATION IN TOWN, WHICH CONTINUES TO CLOSE OUR STREETS AND DAMAGE OUR YARDS.
THIS ACTION LETS THE MAYOR AND COUNCIL KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT IN AGREEMENT WITH THE RECENT ZONING CHANGES IN ORDINANCE #2303, BECAUSE IT IS NOT CONSISTANT WITH OUR TOWNSHIPS MASTER PLAN.
TO CONTINUE TO PROTECT OUR TOWNSHIP OF GRACIOUS LIVING, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE THE PEOPLE HIRE PROFESSIONALS TO REPRESENT THE LOCAL RESIDENTS WHO WILL BE MOST IMPACTED BY THE DEAL 35 PROJECT/ OCEAN TOWN CENTER, THIS ACTION HAS REQUIRED A COMMITMENT OF TIME AND OUT OF POCKET DONATIONS FROM ALL OF US WHO CARE ABOUT SAVING OUR RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITY AND THIS LAND WHICH SHOULD ALREADY BE LISTED IN OUR NATIONAL REGISTRY OF HISTORIC PLACES, AS WEL AS THE NJ REGISTRY, BEFORE OT MAYORS AND COUNCIL MEMBERS APPROVED DRAMATIC COMMERCIAL OVERLAY ZONING ON THIS HISTORIC FARMLAND AND NATIVE AMERICAN SITE. THIS WOODLAND IS A VALUE TO US, TO OUR PLANET, TO OUR NATIONAL REGISTRY AND THE FUTURE OF OUR TOWNSHIP.
Ocean Townships Master Plan values historic preservation, archeological sites, & respectful to environmentally sensitive land...aka Wetlands. The 32 acres on this map has all 3 values and is not zoned for high density commercial. HOW DID
ZONING ORDIANCE #2303 GET APPROVED? If you look at the official zoning. The Deal Road & Rt. 35N corner is zoned for 13 acres only on the highway, as in Doctors Office or professional building. Deal Rd is zoned for maximum 40 single family homes.
GREEN= MATURE TREE CANOPY
SUPER WAWA GAS STATION WITH CONVENIENCE STORE, CHIC-FIL-A FAST FOOD, MARRIOTT HOTEL, 68 TOWNHOUSES?
LETS MOVE IN THE DIRECTION OF CONTINUING THE PARKLAND FOR PASSIVE RECREATION, CHECK OUT TURKEY SWAMP PARK FOR IDEAS.
A message not fully understood in the 70's, but crystal clear today