SEA BRIGHT: Plans for former home of the The Quay, a former catering hall and marina, were presented to the Sea Bright Planning Board for the first time on March 24.
The building, located at 280 Ocean Ave, has been vacant for years but the new owner is proposing a new use.
The applicant, 280 Ocean Avenue Sea Bright, LLC, is seeking approval to permit the demolition of the existing structure and the construction of a new 3-story structure containing a banquet hall and 3 residential apartments above, with parking at ground level. The existing 2-story building located in the northwest corner of the property will remain. That building currently contains two residential apartments
The developer needs several bulk variances as well as a use variance as they are proposing to build a multi-use commercial building in single family residential "R-1" zone of the borough. The applicant also needs a parking variance as they are proposing to stripe 84 parking stalls, 13 short of the borough's requirement for a facility of that size.
The board did not take action on the application last night and the application was continued until May 12.