Monday, December 04, 2006

Shore Towns Plan Development Future

I think we need to limit access to the beaches more by allowing beach clubs to erect barricades along right-of-ways and easements.

Also, the Shore needs to generate more tourist revenue by raising the price on parking or just by issuing more tickets. Hoboken randomly boots cars, why can't Deal?

More tax payer money to protect private beaches too. Those homes were not cheap to build and if private industry will not insure them, then my tax dollars should.

Martells Luxury Condos sounds much better than Martells Tiki Bar. How about Donovan's Reef View Estates at Seabright?

"JERSEY SHORE — Sixty municipal representatives, stakeholders and officials from 30 Monmouth County communities recently launched a two-year study that will culminate in a plan for the future development of the county’s Atlantic coastal region, spanning 27 miles of the New Jersey shoreline.

Initiated by the Monmouth County Planning Board, the Coastal Monmouth Plan was launched at a meeting last week at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft.

“The goal of the Coastal Monmouth Plan is to help those communities prepare, both collectively and individually, for sustainable growth while at the same time protecting their environmental resources and maintaining their unique local character,” said Monmouth County Freeholder Lillian G. Burry, who is liaison to the county’s Planning Board."

Full article...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The Dunes At Sandy Hook" with water view!!!! Only 45 minutes from Manhattan!!!!!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 12:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Just keep those Federal funds coming when mother nature acts up. We spent our last dollars on 'no trespassing' signs'."

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 6:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. The Jersey Shore should--nay, MUST--be exclusively the preserve of the wealthy.


Tuesday, December 05, 2006 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely! How can NJ's trophy wives enjoy their expensive shore lifestyles while having to put up with riff-raff that believes they have the right to enjoy the beach too? They paid plenty to enjoy that beachfront property for 45 minutes a weekend 12 weekends out of they year, dagnabbit!

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 2:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know if you know about this development, but here in Ocean Grove a developer is planning to build 100 condos and an 80 room hotel in the tiny section of undeveloped land by the Asbury Park border. Should fit in well with the rest of the community, right?

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 8:01:00 PM  
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Anonymous rbyzell said...

i missed something. where are you guys getting the info that it's all about more real estate for the wealthy? i hope it's not.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous rbyzell said...

the best thing i think that we can do, that anyone can do is to take action. write a letter, go to town meetings and even better than all of that, organize with others and make sure your voices and what you want is heard. and make sure the changes you want are incorporated. otherwise the rich and the corporations will shit all over us. i know from experience and it's a fact that taking positive action with others gets things done! no matter who you go up against. there is a little known federal law that towns must provide access to beaches. (i forget the name of the law) demand that this law is upheld in your community. C.R.A.B (citizens rights to access beaches) has more info on this. they are in jersey. look them up on google.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006 7:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The real shame in this situation is the lack of reasonably priced housing. I am a 26 year old guy that grew up on the Jersey shore. I make a bordeline six-figure salary and still can barely afford to live in the area I always have. I just hope that the towns, as I'm sure they will attempt to do, do not restrict development to the point where demand will completely outway supply further driving up prices. A similar effect can be seen in the Highlands region of the state where development has been severely restricted. Taxes in this region have soared as well as real estate prices. Hopefully, these shore towns will learn from this mistake. Also, I'm tired of all this active adult crap. New Jersey is turning into a retirement state.

Thursday, December 07, 2006 8:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was just down in Asbury last weekend. It looks like the oceanfront redevelopment is really moving along quite well. It's starting to look like a whole new town. I remember driving down Cookman about 4 years ago and it was completely vacant. Now it's bustling with shops, restaurants, and new loft space. I'm considering buying in Asbury, any thoughts?

Thursday, December 07, 2006 9:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asbury Park? Check out the headline story in today's Asbury Park Press. Murders, gang related activity and drug dealing are still the norm there. Unless that stops all the redevelopment is not going to mean anything. I personally would not live there or invest my money there.

Thursday, December 07, 2006 10:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Found this blog accidentally, but most illuminating. I'm not a NJ native but lived there 1986-98. I could never do it again because:

1) I couldn't afford it. Even though my house here in Nevada has appreciated significantly since bought in 2001, I couldn't possibly get something comparable for the same price in NJ.

2) Why would anyone want to live in the People's Republic anyway? It is clear that NJ has become a one-party state which tolerates any and all corruption as long as it's labeled "D". The "Hands Across New Jersey" tax rebellion of 1990-91 is ancient history, and NJans now are content to bend over and take it up the ass.

Thursday, December 07, 2006 11:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon 8:57:40 AM. you are right about that. And while we have the time between building cycles, architect planners need to be thinking about new design ideas because the stuff builders are throwing to us now is hideously outdated, ovesized and overpriced. Nobody wants it now. It's time for a major paradigm change in the design / build process.

Friday, December 08, 2006 3:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely. The focus should be more on smart design as opposed to outdated, in your face, oversized because they can be homes. Those 6,000 square foot McMansions for a family of four are not only a waste of space and natural resources but cause suburban sprawl. Towns need to get hip to the fact that increasing lot sizes through zoning changes only spreads development out and eliminates open space.

Historically, if you look at the towns that have been around for 100+ years that still maintain their desirablilty they utilize space and mix up housing types. Princeton Boro is a good example. There you can find a $1.5m home next to a multi-family home with $300k condos or maybe even rental units. This diversity makes Princeton attractive to many groups of people. When municipalities limit a certain area to just one type of housing (i.e. $1m+ single family homes on 2 ac. of land) they are essentially segregating people by class. This leads to many socio-economic problems I'm not even qualified to get into.

All that being said, I'm the guy who posted the previous entry about not being able to afford to live in the area I grew up. I also have worked in real estate development for over four years so my argument, to some, may seem a bit biased. Personally, I think my experience gives me a better understanding of the housing situation in NJ. I'm just tired of towns mandating active-adult housing because they don't want any new kids in the schools and I'm sick of builders building just to build. To sum everything up, I just wish municipalities and developers would work together to come up with some sustainable community designs rather pitting themselves against one another as enemies. All it does is create a lose-lose situation.

Sorry for the long post.....

Friday, December 08, 2006 5:10:00 PM  
Anonymous rbyzell said...

i thought the last post made some good sense. i hope that you keep contributing to the blog.

Friday, December 08, 2006 9:47:00 PM  

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