Margate Planning Board

Spotlight on Margate Planning & Zoning Board

How important is the Margate Planning and Zoning Board? Do their decisions play a major role in the future of Margate? Turns out, this entity might just be the most critical group of local, decision makers. Sure, their meetings can often be boring. But every so often, sparks fly. Nothing better than watching applicants request …

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Would Affordable Homes in Margate Attract More Full-time Residents?

Margate looking to hatch a plan for attracting more year-round residents. If the Mayor and his planning board fail, more Margate businesses could be hurt and potentially close. That’s the warning coming from the city leadership. Margate leadership tasked with offering more affordable housing. Fix the problem or else we’ll all have fewer places to …

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Margate Dredging, School Consolidation, Longport Shared Services.

Margate Commissioners met on Feb 6. Topics ranged from sharing services with Longport, overdue school consolidation, back bay dredging, vacating more public land, and Margate’s lack of bike friendliness. Longport’s municipal building has mold & structural problems. Longport getting help from Margate. Approval of shared Municipal courtroom. Longport will pay to use Margate facilities. More …

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Will Margate Planning Board Protect Few Remaining Trees?

Is the Margate Planning Board doing enough to protect the few remaining, mature trees on this part of Absecon Island? Steve Jasiecki of Sustainable Margate doesn’t think so. Neither do a growing number of Downbeach homeowners. Margate resident Emily Aiken says: When the builders come in…they go right to the property line. Take down everything. …

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Margate Waterpark Gets DEP and Dredging Approval

Get ready for a Margate water park along Amherst Ave. It’s coming, no matter what you were told in the past. According to Margate Zoning Officer Roger McLarnon, plans for a floating water park, adjacent to Jefferson & Amherst Ave, recently received NJ DEP approval. This was announced on Jan. 16, 2020. LISTEN > DEP: …

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Margate Zoning Forgot About Flooding Due to Higher Property Grading. Duh.

Margate Commissioners and department heads gathered on Nov 7. One of the topics covered could have been called: How to legally raise your elevation and flood-out your neighbor. Margate Zoning Officer, Roger ‘The Dodger’ McLarnon, finds himself on the hot seat again. He sheepishly admits some embarrassing facts. Gets really defensive too. Like someone trying …

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Will Margate Renew High-Rise Efforts Near Lucy the Elephant?

What’s the REAL reason behind the Margate Mayor’s effort to grab control of Lucy The Elephant? We’re pretty sure it’s NOT Mayor Becker’s desire to run an attraction, snack bar or gift shop. Rather, we think Margate politicians and their hand-picked planning board want easier developer access to this prime beachfront property. The clock is …

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Margate Development Deals Under Fire From Local Taxpayers

Is Margate development headed in the right direction? Are taxpayers getting fair value for their assets? Some MARGATE residents along Amherst Ave don’t think so. In whats been called another dead-of-winter vote when few are around, Commissioners voted YES for ‘conveyance’, aka hand-over, of 7 bayfront parking spots to a private developer in exchange for the builder …

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Margate Planning Board Dec 20, 2018

MARGATE CITY PLANNING BOARD AGENDA THURSDAY DECEMBER 20, 2018 6:30 PM. Click to listen below. APPROVAL OF DECISIONS AND RESOLUTIONS: #49-2018: Franck and Gina Freon, #50-2018: Marcy Tanker, #51-2018: Glen and Danielle McDonald, #52-2018: Kyle Butts, #53- 2018: Seth Hoffman and Joanna Katz. CHRISTOPHER AND DORIS PISANI – 438 N. VENDOME AVE. – BLOCK 623 …

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One Step Closer To Margate Waterpark Along Amherst Ave.

It’s official, Margate is one step closer to getting a water park along Amherst Ave. Technically, it’s a floating water park. Think blow-up slides and bouncy stuff in the back bay. 20,000 square feet of wet & wild fun just steps from Memories in Margate, and a row of waterfront town homes. Margate Commissioners Discuss …

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Margate Planning Board Questioned About Masterplan.

Some thoughts on the recent, Margate Planning Board meeting of Sept 27, 2018: Residents just want better and clearer communication from Commissioners, Planning & School boards. The legal notifications process. Applicants/developers must notify property owners within 200 ft of project. This process may be legal…but many believe that additional, broader notifications should be considered. Especially …

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Margate High-Rise Stopped For Now. Residents Demand Greater Transparency.

The proposed plan to create a Margate hotel overlay zone, adjacent to Lucy the Elephant, has been killed for now. Over 250 packed the Margate Commissioners Chamber. Overflow crowds poured onto corner of Washington and Ventnor Ave. Residents mostly angered by the lack of municipal transparency. Poor public notification process. Still, the Margate Mayor and Commissioners …

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Ventura’s Potential High-Rise Development Plans in Margate

Plans for a potential, new high-rise on the beaches of Margate, look to have begun in earnest on March 1, 2018. A meeting was held between the NJ DEP, Lou DiVentura (Ventura’s Greenhouse owner), engineer Arthur Ponzio and a Historic Preservation org. This could be why Margate Commissioners, and the Margate Planning Board, were so …

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Margate Commissioners Blink. Will Delay Vote on Hotel / Condo Overlay Zoning Ordinance

Sensing an all-out taxpayer revolt, Margate Commissioners have decided to delay a vote on the proposed and very controversial, Hotel / Condo Overlay Zoning Ordinance. According to the Margate City website, Ordinance #17-2018 will be tabled indefinitely by the Mayor and City Commissioners and referred back to the Planning Board for further review. The ordinance would …

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