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Long Branch Shopping Center Could Be Demolished To Make Way For Housing

200 Ocean Avenue houses two businesses: the Windmill Restaurant and Krauszer's food store
There are several vacant stores at 200 Ocean Avenue.
A rendering of what the housing at 200 Ocean Avenue could look like in the future.
A rendering of what the housing at 200 Ocean Avenue could look like in the future.
A rendering of what the housing at 200 Ocean Avenue could look like in the future.

LONG BRANCH: The owner of a shopping center located along the city's oceanfront is looking to demolish it and replace it with housing.

Plans presented by the owner of 200 Ocean Avenue to the Long Branch Planning Board during an informal hearing on July 18 called for the demolition of the building, which houses a Windmill Restaurant, a Krauszer's food store and several vacant spaces on the first and second floor.

Planning Board Member and Long Branch Councilwoman Kathleen Billings said the owner has plans to build 21 4-bedroom condos, a pool, a sports club that could be open to the public and a walking path around the perimeter of the property. They would also be adding 42 angled parking spaces for the public on the Ocean Avenue side of the property.

Many of the storefronts in the shopping center have been vacant for several years and businesses such as Bikini Barbers, Muscle Maker Grill and Envision Fitness have come and gone. Krauszer's and Windmill have been in the shopping center for years, so it's unclear where those businesses would move to if the housing plans come to fruition.

The owner would need CAFRA approval from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection as they would be building within 500 feet of the beach berm at Seven Presidents Park and would also need to present a formal plan to the planning board where a public hearing will be held.


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