The developers appeared before the Long Branch Council to present their plans in December, and also proposed nearly 400 parking spaces for residents. Most of the spaces would be located in an underground parking garage.
The project is located in one of the city's redevelopment zones, Broadway Gateway, so a redevelopment agreement needs to be reached before the SAMTD can go before the Long Branch Planning Board. The conditional approval given by Long Branch Council on Feb. 9 allows the project to be "further refined." During this time. the project may be tweaked and the developer will be vetted to make sure they can properly finance and construct the apartments.
SAMTD is an offshoot of REDEV Group, LLC, which has developed over 2,000 homes in over 30 plus years. They include communities in Weehawken, Secaucus, Edison, Old Bridge, Millstone, Manalapan, Brick, and many towns within and outside of New Jersey.