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Developer to Present Plans For Old Orchard Country Club Monday

Plans will be presented at Eatontown Planning Board meeting

National Realty Corporation will present its plans for developing Old Orchard Country Club in Eatontown on Monday, Jan. 28.

The plans will be presented during the Eatontown Planning Board meeting set for 7:30 p.m. at Eatontown Borough Hall. It will not be a formal presentation and no action will be taken by the board, but this will be the first time the plans are presented to the public.

"We invite the input of the neighboring community since any development of this magnitude could impact the surrounding areas," a community notification from the borough stated.

Eatontown Mayor Gerald Tarantolo has said there is a residential and commercial component to the developer's plan for the country club property. The plan involves 450,000 square feet of commercial facility and 175 units of townhouse development. Tarantolo did not give specifics on what type of commercial building was proposed.

Check with Patch on Tuesday morning for a full recap of the presentation.


Ralph McGeehan January 27, 2013 at 02:27 AM
With 1100 acres of vacant Fort Monmouth buildings and roads desperately needing occupants and taxpayers, why would Eatontown want to trash a beautiful property like Old Orchard and produce horrific and crippling traffic problems for surrounding communities (including Monmouth Park)? The former Fort Monmouth will slowly decay into an enormous liability for the three towns without tenants and owners to sustain and improve the properties -- this should be the top priority, and the ONLY priority, until the Fort properties are self supporting. Development of Old Orchard will be a hollow source of income for Eatontown if new tax revenues have to be diverted to maintain dozens of neglected and bypassed Fort properties and facilities. The Old Orchard development issue isn't just about Eatontown -- the three adjacent towns affected will need to coordinate their development strategies to insure an integrated area development plan that will serve the communities for the coming decades.
Thomas A. Blasi January 28, 2013 at 05:26 AM
The problems are population density and traffic, combined they are destroying the quality of life for the rest of us. Because the area lacks jobs, meaningful jobs with upward mobility, individuals are forced to commute one to two hours a day and not by choice. I don’t see it getting better.
Ray January 28, 2013 at 02:50 PM
The state should buy it and keep it as a golf course.
carl pinto January 28, 2013 at 04:05 PM
The park is the best way to go....
Sal January 29, 2013 at 01:34 AM
If you believe a park is the best use___then put your money where you mouths are and make a reasonable offer to the current owner of the property. Overly saturated? Overly buitt? by whose standards??? The I got mine and stay out group. Hong Kong has 280,000 residents per square mile. Manhattan has 197,000 residents per square mile. As a rateable developed as propossed the property easily brings in $1 million of real state tax revenue. Setting it aside as a park just makes it a costly liability.


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