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Application To Build Motocross Track in Tinton Falls Denied

A proposal to build a motocross track in Tinton Falls has been voted down by the local zoning board of adjustment.

The board unanimously voted down the application during its Feb. 19 meeting.

Jersey Shore MotoCross was asking the Zoning Board for a use variance to build its facility on 21 acres owned by Dominick Mazza off of Shafto Road. The proposal included a 3,200-square-foot registration and pro-shop building, a 2,400-square-foot maintenance building and two tracks.

The applicant decided to scale back their plan and only use the facility as a practice track, meaning no racing would be allowed, and also removed some jumps from the track. Sound barriers were also included in the plan.

People in favor of the application and objectors, comprised mostly of local residents, came out to voice their opinions on the application which began in 2013.

Local legislators, including Senator Jennifer Beck, were among those against the facility and even sponsored a bill to prevent similar applications from being heard around the state.

Jersey Shore MotoCross has 45 days to appeal the Tinton Falls Zoning Board of Adjustment's decision.

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