There's a bit of controversy brewing in Brick as plans for a major commercial development on one of the busiest stretches of the township just happens to be right in the middle of a mobile home park.

The Laurelton Mobile Home Park sits on a prime parcel of land in Brick, right on Route 88 at the intersection of Jack Martin Blvd.

With Walmart only feet away, and the intersection with Route 70 just down the road, it's a plum spot for a new shopping center.

And, according to Brick Shorebeat, that's exactly what owner JSM at Martin Boulevard, LLC is proposing, with a restaurant, bank, and more, all anchored by a 5,051 square foot Wawa.

The main problem, however, is the fact that the location is already occupied by the residents of the mobile home park, who are understandably not too happy about the proposal.

Interestingly, the developer isn't a stranger to controversy in Brick. JSM at Martin Boulevard, LLC is the same developer who had been slated to redevelop the former Foodtown site on Route 70.

A hearing on the plan is scheduled for next Wednesday, February 15th at the township municipal complex at 7pm.

What do you think, is this a good spot for a new commercial development, including a large Wawa, or should it be left alone? Chime in on the comments section and let us know what you think.

 

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