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Dobco’s Proposal:


Tuesday’s presentation:

One other response that came in:


  1. I'm New Here wrote:

    AD Advanced has an 8-story residential building right on 6th and Main. We’ve lost our minds. Can’t anyone just build a nice municipal building without going hog wild with the extras? This is the best we can do?

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 3:42 pm | Permalink
  2. You must be new wrote:

    There’s no 6 story building on Main St. anywhere, let alone 6th.

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 5:06 pm | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    And by the way, the plan does not have a municipal complex in it!
    That’s probably moving to 16th ave
    Municipal Building is in the title. Uugghhh

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 5:15 pm | Permalink
  4. I'm new here wrote:

    On pages 104-107 of the ADG proposal, they are proposing we build an 8-story building on the corner of 6th and Main. That is exactly what I stated (tho maybe I could have written it better, tho you could have read it better, as I said 8-story, not 6-story).

    Anyway, I did not mean there is CURRENTLY an 8-story building in Belmar. I’m not THAT new here. Please read the proposal before you make snide comments.

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 8:40 pm | Permalink
  5. eugene creamer wrote:

    Dave … thanks for posting this proposal

    my review of the document ended on page 5 with Maser Consulting Engineers …

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 9:36 pm | Permalink
  6. Guest wrote:

    Pay bills online less muni building needed.

    Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 10:17 pm | Permalink
  7. anonymous wrote:

    #6 is that all you think a municipal building is needed for is to pay bills? I’m not behind the building of this magnitude just think that was a dumb comment

    Friday, February 7, 2020 at 9:04 am | Permalink
  8. Belle wrote:

    They are out of their minds. When building my house one year ago the town wouldn’t allow me to widen my driveway by one foot. Yet they want to build an 8 story building.
    They have gone crazy!!!

    Friday, February 7, 2020 at 9:35 am | Permalink
  9. 2nd Ave wrote:

    @I’m New Here: There is a 9 story building in Belmar and there were 4 and 5 story buildings east of Main according to a photo on the Historical Society’s FB page dated 1938. While this project seems a little over blown, something slightly scaled back will freshen up that tired area. It is quite ugly as it is. Good luck to the owners of the properties with their project. I would love to see more proposals. Hopefully all can come to an agreement on something that will please the impossible to please here on this page.

    Friday, February 7, 2020 at 9:49 am | Permalink
  10. anonymous wrote:

    Perhaps we need a new council that will focus on paying down Belmar’s debt and not focus on urbanizing Belmar.
    Our town began to flourish when only single family homes were allowed to replace existing structures that were torn down. Let’s return to that master plan and mirror our bordering towns of Spring Lake and Avon. The place for hi rise apartments and ferry service could be Asbury or Long Branch.

    Friday, February 7, 2020 at 11:15 am | Permalink
  11. billy boyal wrote:

    I do not think Ferry service is a bad thing, as someone who regularily commutes to the city. The parking garage will charge for parking and this will be use during the week on off hours, wouldnt that be a win/win?

    Also belmar has a history of being a vacation destination. why does everyone want to make it spring lake or avon? what is wrong with remaining belmar and having a lively bar/restaurant scene and blending the old with the new?

    Friday, February 7, 2020 at 3:37 pm | Permalink
  12. Commuter wrote:

    Spring Lake is also a vacation destination. It has maintained its quaintness and has maintained high property values without allowing hi rise apartments on its Main Street. They emphasize and embrace their non-urban seaside town history. When Belmar’s master plan did the same by emphasizing
    single family home development our property values soared.
    I commute from an urban workplace to Belmar precisely because I don’t want to live in an urban setting.
    We also don’t need a 4th wedding reception venue in a 1.4 sq. mile town.

    Friday, February 7, 2020 at 5:28 pm | Permalink
  13. Registered Democrat wrote:

    #10 this council has done more to pay down debt than the last council did in 8 years

    Friday, February 7, 2020 at 6:21 pm | Permalink
  14. guest wrote:

    #12 – I know Taylor Pavilion is a wedding venue. What are the other two?

    Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 8:18 am | Permalink
  15. admin wrote:

    Waterview and Riverview

    Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 9:29 am | Permalink
  16. A Voter2 wrote:

    The Number One Question is How many Municipalities have the 2 proposed companies completed and are they successful.

    Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 12:01 pm | Permalink
  17. 2nd Ave wrote:

    @10 Asbury and Long Branch do not have an inlet.. kind of hard to dock and load a ferry on the ocean. As for being like Spring Lake, can you afford Spring Lake? There is a reason it has remained “quaint”. I think this area needs improvement instead of resisting all change, how about making suggestions? It is going to happen, so might as well work towards making it something we all can be proud of.

    Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 1:07 pm | Permalink
  18. This proposal seems outrageous! Maybe they’re introducing this massive, totally out of control proposal so that when they scale it back to what they really want (and what is, hopefully, appropriate), all the townspeople will be happy with their “compromises” and how well they listened to their constituents. Gee… they could be heroes!

    Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 2:26 pm | Permalink
  19. Commuter wrote:

    Yes Long Branch and Asbury May are not a fit for ferry service and yet their redevelopment is still flourishing without it – Belmar can too – it is not necessary for successful redevelopment here. Let’s return to seaport plan of the Pringle years with a pedestrian only
    area near the river, add parking and just repair the municipal complex.
    Moreover, Belmar has had rising property
    values by following Spring Lakes model and only building single family homes.

    Sunday, February 9, 2020 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

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