Long Beach Township Scales Down Plan for North End of Bayview Park

Feb 06, 2019
Photo by: Ryan Morrill

Long Beach Township has withdrawn its original application to the N.J. Department of Environmental Protection’s Division of Land Use Regulation for permits to mitigate the marshy far north side of Bayview Park, in the Brant Beach section of the municipality, and to create a few dozen parking spots.

A new plan – for just seven parking spots, three of them designated for people with disabilities, and no disturbance of the wetlands – is currently open for comment prior to the township’s resubmission for Coastal Area Facility Review Act approval.

“The purpose of these proposed parking spots is for ADA (American with Disabilities Act) and public access to the public pier,” the township website explains.

A number of residents expressed concern about the initial proposal, which included 33 to 45 parking spaces on the east side of the 35,602-square-foot plot, adjacent to Long Beach Boulevard. Mayor Joseph Mancini said that plan wasn’t quite what the municipality had envisioned. “We just want some minimal parking over there,” he noted Monday.

Comments on the new plan can be sent to comments@longbeachtownship.com. The 30-day comment period began Feb. 1.  —J.K.-H.

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