Controversial development plans brewing once again regarding Ventura’s Green House.
As you may recall back in 2018, a towering condo-hotel at Ventura’s Greenhouse was quietly planned. That’s until the neighbors got wind of it.
Mayor Becker, along with Margate Commissioners Amodeo & Blumberg smartly retreated. Listen here >
Return of hi-rise discussions in Margate.
On Thursday, June 25, Roger McLarnon of the Margate Planning Board will introduce a proposed zoning change and amendment to Margate’s Master Plan.
Allegedly, Margate leadership wants to allow construction of even taller buildings, possibly rising to a height of 120 feet.
Margate Planning Board meeting. Thurs, June 25 at 6:30p via video conferencing here: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/832037501 > Public can access audio of live meeting by calling (646) 749-3122 – Access Code: 832-037-501 – Meeting agenda can be found at https://www.margate-nj.com/planning-board-zoning.
Amherst Ave. Aqua Park in Margate also on agenda for June 25.
The applicant, Maggie Day of Stone Harbor, seeks to install inflatable play equipment in the water adjacent to Amherst Ave, creating “in-water aqua park”.
Temporary and seasonal inflatable play equipment located within a perimeter of 6’ wide floating access walkways. Dredging of area will occur.
The proposed “aqua park” is a permitted use within the Margate Waterfront Special District (WSD).
As part of the proposed plan of development, the majority of the existing marina structures and approximately 20 boat slips will be removed.
No variances are required as part of this application.
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The applicant has obtained all required state and federal approvals in connection with this proposed use, including a Waterfront Individual Permit dated August 21, 2019.
The applicant seeks to convert the existing marina into an “in water aqua park” with proposed temporary and seasonal inflatable play equipment located within a perimeter of 6’ wide floating access walkways.
According to Margate Planning Board documents, this project may require a traffic study to be included with the planning board application. Existing boat slips should be calculated to show the deficiencies in existing parking.
Margate Planning Board Members
|Michael Richmond||Vice Chairman|
|Michael S. Becker||Mayor, Commissioner of Public Works|
|Tom Collins||Mayor’s Designee|
|Jim Galantino||Board Member, Construction Official|
|Michael Cristaldi||Board Member|
|Joe DiGirolamo||Board Member|
|Margaret Guber-Nulty||Board Member|
|Craig Palmisano||Board Member|
|Remy Pelosi||Board Member|
|Clem Wasleski||Board Member|
|Ron Gruppo||Board Member|
|Steven Jasiecki||Board Member|