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A reader was curious what was going in on 11th Ave next to 7-11


The elevation:

The redevelopment agreement:


  1. anonymous wrote:

    OH No Not Again ! Does anyone else think one mistake is enough? Who’s approving these designs that really do not reflect our town?

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 7:59 pm | Permalink
  2. anonymous wrote:

    That is what you call cardboard city. No imagination.

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 11:01 pm | Permalink
  3. Me Too wrote:

    #1 I agree. Sick and tired of the council looking the other way and acting like they have no say in the matter.

    Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 11:30 pm | Permalink
  4. Thank You Dave wrote:

    I was the reader, you are the best.

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 1:56 am | Permalink
  5. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    What we need is another Marvin Heemeyer.

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 7:17 am | Permalink
  6. progress wrote:

    Lets keep the run down housing currently in place and just drive by faster so we don’t see it. Its called progress folks, just let it happen!

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 7:38 am | Permalink
  7. admin wrote:

    That’s not really a good location for single family houses. No one is going to do that.

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 8:07 am | Permalink
  8. vickie l renner wrote:

    It may mot be the best area in town ,but it does have a view of the water and Marina Towers are across the street. There are plenty of residential buildings along Rt.71. The last development by Laurett was beautiful and brought that part of 71 up. Just because the location is not ideal does not mean when you redevelop it you keep the look of bare bones. Maybe it is the new look in architecture but I found most boards prefer you blend in with the overall look of the town. I do not see it in this design, unless the 10th avenue project just completed is our new look, and everyone is to follow that. When was this approved?

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 8:49 am | Permalink
  9. Bill wrote:

    Ugly, inner city design, try something like this.

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 8:53 am | Permalink
  10. anon wrote:

    i concur with#9…can you say…uuugly?

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 11:51 am | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    #8 this design is the new design for Belmar. Used on the big building on 10th, these condos and also being used on the giant new building (9th Ave/BoA) in front of the planning board on Monday (the 17th).

    Someone said it in another post…future slums. Sad part of the 9th ave building is it is replacing the bank and will be the focal building from the plaza. Belmar’s signature building.

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 1:28 pm | Permalink
  12. Where? wrote:

    Is this going where the code violating building is currently or is this going where the five or six buildings are next to 7-11? I’d give anything to have this be the crappy building’s replacement. And a building along the tracks like this will only have tenants because you know anyone that buys will sell immediately with NJT blaring their horns vs their 4 honk rule. You can hear them at the boardwalk I can’t imagine how much louder it will be there.

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 2:15 pm | Permalink
  13. anonymous wrote:

    It is time to move. Many homes are being sold for this reason. We are losing Belmar, no, we lost Belmar. I was gungho to retire here but it ain’t going to happen.

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 2:29 pm | Permalink
  14. #12 wrote:

    It is going where there are currently 5 single family homes on 11th avenue, between the 7-Eleven and the Jaeger lumber warehouse.
    11th Ave should be turned back into a 2 way street, this is going to be a disaster.

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 2:37 pm | Permalink
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    First off those are multi family rentals Second off it’s considered and designated as an area in need of redevelopment, and truly is and does need to be revamped. Third, before everyone gets more wound up over this, maybe reader that was soooo curious should opra or look into the fact that the developers didn’t proceed forward after the comments from the tech review board and are going back to redesign based off comments received. So those plans aren’t approved. So stop hating on the borough officials, deep breath. You guys are all upset over conclusions you jump to and assumptions.

    Thursday, August 13, 2020 at 7:54 pm | Permalink
  16. Anonymous wrote:

    #15 all that would make sense if there wasn’t already a giant building with that same design and another big 4-story building with the exact same design (on 9th ave) before the planning board this Monday

    This is the new Belmar signature style. Isn’t it great?

    Friday, August 14, 2020 at 9:38 am | Permalink
  17. Business Owner wrote:

    Rentals near the railroad , is this a good idea? The Transit Village concept looks dated after an exodus of jobs leaving NYC and North Jersey. Is high density growth a good idea? This pandemic is not going to be the last . Belmar needs the demographic of Brielle , Sea Girt etc. You will not find this in rentals near the tracks.

    Friday, August 14, 2020 at 10:12 am | Permalink
  18. Anonymous wrote:

    #17 agreed, high density is not the answer.

    Friday, August 14, 2020 at 3:53 pm | Permalink
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    Remedy: Copy the Belmar Inn concept and you to can live like 12th Avenue neighbors.

    Friday, August 14, 2020 at 6:10 pm | Permalink
  20. Fugly wrote:

    There is no reason a building with an amazing view of our Shark River inlet needs to look like section 8 housing.Belmar planning board please demand a more coastal look.This design is not coastal.

    Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 7:31 am | Permalink
  21. Anonymous wrote:

    I don’t care too much other than this is not another pilot program and that they will be paying their fare share of municipal taxes.

    Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 7:43 am | Permalink
  22. Registered Democrat wrote:

    Fugly are you even aware of where this property is located, if you don’t like the looks step up to the plate and buy it and bless us all with your sense of style.

    Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 12:11 pm | Permalink
  23. Anonymous wrote:

    #21 Well, about that fair share…not sure about this project, but the 9th ave project (bank building) has tax breaks built in so the developer doesn’t have to pay fair share for 10 years. Not pilot, but a 10 year tax break is pretty sweet, i’d like to be in mayors loop for that!

    Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 10:26 am | Permalink
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    New Deal Democrats built structures that lasted and by the way, instilling skills employing Depression workers. Build and we will improve your lot in life.

    Sunday, August 16, 2020 at 2:23 pm | Permalink
  25. Tom Dilbeerger wrote:

    #24 – New Deal Democrats built structures that lasted and by the way
    Yes, but that won’t work now. Nobody will put their hand to work now. Can anyone really imagine a CCC camp? Actually a CCC type camp would be fun to see these days – everyone thinking up inventive ways to keep from doing any work.
    By the way, the New Deal failed. The only thing that brought us out of the depression was WWII.

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 6:06 am | Permalink
  26. admin wrote:

    I don’t see how for years living with shortages and having to use ration stamps to buy everyday necessities can be considered to be out of a depression. I would argue that the depression ended when the war ended and our productive capabilities were turned toward producing consumer products.

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 6:22 am | Permalink
  27. Master Blaster wrote:

    Good Job Admin – seems Boomers like u actually paid attention in your History and ECOM 101 Classes – unfortunately the Generation Z Zoomers- are being taught another type of History – that will to Bad History repeating itself

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 8:52 pm | Permalink
  28. anon wrote:

    Well 24,25,26 ; i thought going to the New Deal and the Great Depression was quite a bit off the mark. However, on sober reflection i do find the style of the proposal here quite depressing ,in other words, cheap.

    Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 9:07 pm | Permalink
  29. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Good morning Dave. Let’s just say we differ here on the what brought us out of the depression.

    Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 6:55 am | Permalink
  30. Anonymous wrote:

    President Franklin D. Roosevelt got us out of the Depression with a revival of The New Deal.

    Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 4:39 pm | Permalink
  31. Eugene R Creamer wrote:

    the end of prohibition in 1933 fixed US depression

    Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

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