SEA BRIGHT:A building that has been vacant for several years in the borough could be demolished in the near future.
An application will be coming before the Sea Bright Planning Board as early as next month to demolish The Quay, a former catering hall and marina, located at 280 Ocean Ave.
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 5 residential apartments above, with parking at ground level, according to a public notice.
The developer would require 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 will also need 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 was scheduled to hear the application on Feb. 24 but the applicant's attorney was unable to attend the meeting. The applicant will could be heard as early as the board's March 24 meeting.