The former home of Takanassee Beach Club will now be the home of oceanfront residences.
The construction of five single family homes and eight duplex-style condos located in a single building on the site is underway.
The homes will be located parallel to the ocean and the 4-story condominium building will be located along the north bank of Lake Takanassee off Ocean Avenue.
The developer, Takanassee Developers LLC, had to get several variances for the property and meet flood zone building height requirements for the flood zone in which the property lies and received those approvals from the Long Branch Planning Board in 2014.
There were originally three historic buildings on the site, and two were moved to a private residence on Ocean Avenue to be preserved. The third was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy in October.
Long Branch Business Administrator Kevin Hayes added that the public access point on the site has also been reopened. The beach was closed due to beach replenishment on the site over the last year and a half.