Save Barnegat Bay: say no to skyscraping danger to public & environmental safety Brick, NJ

Save Barnegat Bay: say no to skyscraping danger to public & environmental safety Brick, NJ

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Henry Dewing started this petition to Ocean County and

We the undersigned request that the Brick Township Board of Adjustment, the Ocean County Freeholders, the governor of New Jersey, and the US EPA oppose or reject the proposed variances requested to build this new business. 

On January 27, 2020 at 7:00 PM, the Brick Township Zoning Board will hear the application for a 78+ foot high elevated four-story restaurant and banquet hall facility at Barnegat Bay Marina at the southwest foot of the Mantoloking Bridge. Two major variances are required: One for the banquet hall as a use, and a second for the 78+ foot height, which is more than twice the 38.5 feet allowed by the ordinance. The hearing will be at Brick Township Municipal Building, 401 Chambers Bridge Road, Brick, NJ 08723.

The proposed use would put the tallest building on Barnegat Bay (taller than the Mantoloking Bridge when it is open) on the narrowest part of the Bay impacting recreational and commercial boat traffic that must wait for the Mantoloking Bridge to open immediately in front of the proposed structure.  This already causes significant congestion on occasion during the summer months.  A proposal of this magnitude will make that worse and potentially dangerous.  

Light and noise pollution are concerns.  Traffic blockage will impact emergency response to Brick Beach and the rest of the barrier island.  Does Brick have emergency equipment capable of rescuing someone stranded on the top floor by fire?  What will the impact be on the newly created oyster beds on Swan Point State Natural Area which are a critical resource to restoring the health of Barnegat Bay and located immediately adjacent to the proposed site?  

 

more information is available from https://www.savebarnegatbay.org 

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