Construction Begins on Pier Village Phase 3

Unknown completion date for project

Workers have begun construction of the third phase of Pier Village in Long Branch.

Mayor Adam Schneider confirmed that site prep work was being conducted on Thursday.

Schneider said there is no specific completion date for construction at this time.

Construction will be done in phases, according to city officials.

The first phase of the project will include:

• 60 condominium units

• A 59,810-square-foot hotel

• 27,905 square feet of leasable retail space

• An ocean-themed carousel

• Boardwalk improvements and infrastructure, a children's play area and a stage.

The second phase of the project will include:

• 240 condominium units

• 21,360 square feet of leasable retail space

• A 286 space self parking garage with capacity for at least 600 valet/stacker parking spaces

• The acquisition of land to be used for additional public parking

DivineMomentsOfTruth April 04, 2013 at 07:49 PM
Oh Great.. More empty condo units.. More traffic.. More bennies.
joe April 04, 2013 at 09:06 PM
Should fix the boardwalk first!
PopcornPete April 04, 2013 at 09:20 PM
I am a Long Branch local that is in favor of any new constucion that will drive out the undesireable element of our great city (I'm completely against the West End Synagogue Idea..FYI). There are pro's and con's to almost any topic...but in the grand scheme of things, I think this will be a positive for Long Branch. Change is good...lets continue to "spruce up" our tired looking city.
PopcornPete April 04, 2013 at 09:27 PM
The boardwalk repair is a total must...I agree. The sooner we have beach access the better. Is there any news on the hold up?
Cranky HR Guy April 05, 2013 at 09:19 AM
The "hold up" is that unlike Belmar or Seaside, a large part of our boardwalk rests on a large and complex bluff which was badly damaged as well. The repair of the bluff is to a large extent, dependent on the replenishment work on the beach, so the ACE will have to tackle that first to ensure the entire system of beach / bluff / boards is done with a new, more resilient design
jay April 05, 2013 at 12:09 PM
great news !How about lower broadway?its a blighted area that needs something done.
Lou April 05, 2013 at 12:10 PM
This house is been in my family for over 50 years. I guess the lure of seeing the ocean is old fashion.
Scubadave April 05, 2013 at 02:33 PM
Pete, do I read you right? Do you consider the "West End Synagogue" and its members the "undesireable element" that you want to drive out?
Robert Hilton April 05, 2013 at 02:51 PM
Just another glowing example on how not to do redevelopment here in New Jersey. Here we are, 15 years into what has come to be known as Adam Schneider's Great Long Branch Land Grab, and we're at the point where we are not only giving Schneider's hand picked designated developer prime oceanfront property for next to nothing through the abuse of Eminent Domain Laws, but we are also paying a good portion of the construction cost to put up the buildings on that property. The taxpayers of Long Branch has borrowed $20m to give to Schneider's Developer for the site and the developer has agreed that insted of paying future taxes on the improvments to the property they will just pay off the loan. That's a great deal, for Schneider's developer that is. But, for the taxpayers of Long Branch that amounts to $20m that never makes it into the general treasury of this town. $20m that the rest of the property owners in Long Branch will have to make up for. $20m that will not be available to educate our children, hire and pay for Police and Fire protection and the list goes on.
Robert Hilton April 05, 2013 at 02:52 PM
Con't - After 15 years, if a town cannot attract free market investment to develope prime oceanfront property without significant taxpayer support, then Schneider's Redevelopment plan has been a failure. What price will the Taxpayers of Long Branch pay to develope far less desirable properties at the 200 acre lower broadway redevopment zone. Perhaps Schneider may have to come up with more taxpayer owned SkateBoard tracks and merry-go-rounds if he to be allowed to continue with his Great Long Branch Land Grab!
Heather Andersen April 05, 2013 at 03:59 PM
It sounds nice, but yet another place that only the rich can afford. I agree with the other commenters-how about some plans to fix up Lower Broadway? And maybe the low-income population of Long Branch would like a place on the boardwalk where they could afford to eat.
Dominick Palermo April 05, 2013 at 05:24 PM
Robert having lived in this area since birth 1951 at Mon Mouth Medical and living in Eatontown /Longbranch since birth -----I remember the days of the fishing pier -- Go-Go- bars and amusement rides -- honky-tonk games - quasi-beach clubs /pools ----haunted houses -------I myself find this a much better replacement today then what was there yrs ago ..
joe April 05, 2013 at 05:25 PM
I agree with Robert. Term limits would be nice too, so that Mayors only serve 1 or 2 terms, not 5 terms.
joe April 05, 2013 at 05:34 PM
Dominick, you are kidding right?
Dominick Palermo April 05, 2013 at 06:25 PM
JOe -----Are you kddding ?-- You think the Blue-Dolphin strip club and the other one (forget the name ) with a broken down haunted hse and some crappy rides was better then whats there today?????????????????
joe April 05, 2013 at 06:28 PM
Dominick, I WAS kidding. Geez.
Dominick Palermo April 05, 2013 at 06:53 PM
Joe---------- Hey --Italian here -- i am emotional lololol
joe April 05, 2013 at 07:08 PM
Me too Dominick. Italian on both sides of the family.
Sutah Ann Robins April 07, 2013 at 10:02 AM
I'm a REALTOR in Long Branch for 29 years. I live oceanfront. I can assure you that the homes will sell out quickly. Yes, we need more homes oceanfront.
Sutah Ann Robins April 07, 2013 at 10:02 AM
me too
Sutah Ann Robins April 07, 2013 at 10:05 AM
I live ocean front. I would like to see more shops, hotel and homes for sale. I'm excited for phase 3.


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