Most had no idea that Margate Planning Board, Mayor Becker & Commissioners Amodeo & Blumberg approved this massive rebuild of Lamberti’s on Amherst. Ave.
Sure, most knew it was being rebuilt, but not at this size and scale.
Slowly, the last remaining public views of water are going away.
The Lamberti’s deal was problematic from the get-go. Financing issues, handing over of Margate property to a private developer, lack of parking, etc.
This project met Margate Solicitor Abbott’s approval.
Margate Zoning Officer Roger McLarnon and the Margate Planning Board voted YES to this project.
The back-bays of Margate are slowly being hidden from view. Unless you pay to enjoy them.
A few years back, the 3 Margate Commissioners tried to sneak thru a high-rise next to Lucy the Elephant. The plans leaked out, and they retreated.
This time around, local leadership succeeded in their continual quest to develop every square inch of Margate.
Pic by Dusty Miller.