By CAROL GORGA WILLIAMS
The Asbury Park City Council likes what it sees in the form of a proposed 62-unit multi-family condominium and townhouse development, according to its official endorsement as the city’s Redevelopment Agency.
Officials sent the proposal on to the Planning Board but not before granting “conceptual; approval,” according to the council’s official resolution that OK’d project for Lake Avenue. It will include space for 160 parking spots.
The council formally approved a subsequent developer’s agreement with Asbury Partners LLC and Toll Bros. Asbury Park Urban Renewal LLC, creating a whole new redeveloper referred to in the contract as “the entity.”
The project – consisting of two, three-story buildings and three, four-story buildings – situated on approximately 106,000-square-feet on Cookman Avenue, Heck Street, Lake Avenue and Grand Avenue. Some 26 units will front on Lake Avenue in two-three story buildings and 36 units are designed to front on Cookman Avenue in four- story buildings.
The units will vary from two- to four-bedrooms and range in size from 1,635-square-feet to 2,108-square-feet. A total of 160 parking spaces are proposed, all within individual unit garages and on driveway pads. They will include electric vehicle- ready parking, in accordance with the new state mandated requirements.
The council made several recommendations before sending the application to the Planning Board. While the design allowed for vehicle access by a driveway with access on Grand Avenue and Heck Street, officials instead want to see one-way accesses for garage driveways with entrance on Heck and exit on Grand.
An elevated boardwalk would run along the front of the two sets of buildings that will face Lake Avenue, and would connect to a large outdoor seating area in the southeast corner of the property.
The application calls for 98 off-street parking spaces. Prices will begin at about $824,000.