Margate Planning Board

2nd Home Owners Question Zoning Process and City Bloat

Are part-time homeowners in Margate and Ventnor being kept in the dark? Concerns have been raised. Hmmmm. Those seeking variances typically approach the planning board during the off-season? That’s when 75% of homeowners / taxpayers are not in town. Coincidence? A planning board meets to hear and vote on matters that require variance for properties. …

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Margate Planning Board Approves Food Truck Site Plans

The Margate Planning Board approved minor site plan changes for Margate Food Truck. The vote was 6-3 in favor. Concerns included affecting traffic on Franklin, Frontenac & Ventnor Ave. Applicant agreed to install deterrent to stop gas station cut-through, and provide an updated lighting plan. Tom Collins. This is 3rd pass at site plan. (would be …

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Margate Full & Part-Time Home Owners Want Master Plan Input

Chris Baylinson, Zoning and Planning Attorney:  The goals and objectives of the Master Plan seek to make Margate less transient in the long run by providing a customer base for local businesses other than just seasonal residents. Ideally more year ’round families and actual tourists. Tourism being Margate’s only industry. See Margate 2016 Master Plan …

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Margate Planning Board Votes for More Fun. Mini-Golf Part of Updated Master Plan.

At what point do Margate homeowners and Real Estate executives taxpayers say ‘enough is enough’? Over the years, it’s tough for towns like Margate to ignore big tax dollars and valuations that come from million dollar shore homes and new construction. Like many Jersey shore towns, Margate enjoyed the benefits of a massive run-up of residential …

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Margate Planning Board Approves Return of Miniature Golf

By a vote of 9-0, the Margate Planning Board approved plans for the return of miniature golf. The vote took place on Thursday, Dec 14. Reaction from residents was mixed. Plans call for the ‘Congo Falls’ family attraction to be built at the corner of Adams & Ventnor Ave., site of the former Cape Bank, …

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Margate Planning Board to Consider Mini-Golf, Again.

Will mini-golf return to Margate? We’ll soon find out as Mark Benevento of Sports Development shares his plan to convert an old Margate bank into a 18-hole attraction. To understand Benevento’s chances, we look back to 2009 where you know what, hit the fan. While the Margate Planning Board liked the idea, including Mayor Becker, hundreds of neighbors …

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Planning Board Delays Decision on Margate Food Truck

On Thursday, Nov 30., representatives of the Margate Foodtruck presented plans for expanding their take-out business at the corner of Ventnor & Frontenac Ave in Margate.  The Margate Planning Board listened patiently to varied public opinion about this funky 2-story, truck shaped, burger & ice cream business. Due to last minute amendments to the originally submitted …

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