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POLL: Does Point Pleasant Boro Need A Waterfront Commercial Zone?

What do you think? Let us know in the poll and in the comments.

The Point Pleasant Council recently approved the second reading of the Waterfront Commercial Zone ordinance, which makes changes to the borough’s master plan, according to The Ocean Star.

Conditional uses will now include restaurants, banquet facilities and eating facilities for employees. However, the size of a conditional use building cannot take up more than 20-percent of the lot coverage in the W zone, according to The Ocean Star.

What do you think? Let us know in the poll and in the comments.

Victor May 19, 2014 at 10:35 AM
yes, that was also my thought. any idea on where it might be put up?
tj954r May 19, 2014 at 11:43 AM
Hasn't Point Boro been changed enough. What would like to do ? Put bars and restaurants along what little public access is left! Maybe charge to fish along the canal ? Point has already lost what was a Norman Rockwell type town when I grew up there. The natives still here can't stand what's happened here as it is. Robberies, drugs etc. Enough already !
Art Penrose May 19, 2014 at 01:16 PM
I attended a couple of the Planning Board and Mayor and Council meetings. The waterfront portion mostly dealt with the Clarks Landing property and the Crystal Point (formerly Kings Grant Inn) property. There were several owners of condo's at Clarks Landing and a property owner adjacent to that property that objected. The waterfront properties owners had lawyers explain they needed to expand and build banquet type facilities to compete and remain viable businesses. I haven't seen the zoning map to see exactly how much of the town they plan on extending this waterfront commercial zone to..
John T May 23, 2014 at 11:28 AM
I attended some of the meetings at Boro Hall over the last year and listened to extensive reviews and public comment that was received by both the planning board and Mayor and council. The waterfront commercial ordinance actually puts a lot more restrictions on waterfront property owners, like Clarks Landing and Crystal Point, than there ever were before.
John T May 23, 2014 at 11:30 AM
If anything, these restrictions will prevent expansion. This hurts our town by not creating more jobs and increasing tax revenue. In my opinion Restaurants and banquet halls increase waterfront access to the general public and are good for our town.

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