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Apartments Proposed For Vacant Long Branch Lot

Architect Jim Monteforte unveils a new project for the city's Beachfront South Redevelopment Zone.

LONG BRANCH: A Beachfront South redevelopment project could add a 40-unit apartment building to the city's tax rolls.

Architect Jim Monteforte spoke about the project on behalf of the developer during the Sept. 8 Long Branch Council meeting.

The building would be located on a vacant piece of land located at 345 Ocean Blvd., a lot located between Pavilion Avenue and North Bath Avenue.

It would be terraced from Ocean Avenue back to Ocean Boulevard starting at the third floor. At its highest point, the building has six floors with parking "below grade", according to Monteforte.

It will contain a mixture of 1,300 square foot 2-bedroom units and 2,400 square foot 3-bedroom apartments with 81 parking spaces.

Monteforte said the project would not require any variances at this time as it conforms to all the city's requirements for the Beachfront South Redevelopment Zone. The city established redevelopment zones so it could have more control over what is built there and all projects must first be approved by the council and either the planning board of zoning board before construction can begin.

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