AVALON MANOR – Back in March, an Avalon Manor marina went before the Middle Township Planning Board with a proposal to construct a restaurant on the marina property as part of its transition from a largely commercial and storage business to one catering more to recreational use.
The plan for a 150-plus-seat restaurant and bar generated significant opposition from the Avalon Manor community. Parking became an issue with residents who feared it would spread to residential neighborhoods. Plans also called for a subdivision with 23 homes.
The applicant was also asking for waivers of the requirements to provide a community impact statement and environmental assessment.
A hearing was scheduled for March 14, rescheduled for March 23 and then again postponed. The hearing has not appeared on a Planning Board agenda since then. Any new hearing will have to be re-noticed to those within the proscribed distance.
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