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87,000-Square-Foot Commercial Building a Good Fit for a Residential Neighborhood?

At this time greedy businessmen are attempting to convince our Toms River Zoning Board to rezone a piece of property in a residential neighborhood for commercial use.

Toms River has many areas of vacant land along Route 37 that could be used for a commercial building of this magnitude.  Of course that comes at a higher cost to these selfish people.  They would rather put a 24-hour acute care/rehabilitation facility facing the backyard of nine residential homes in the Silver Ridge part of town.

These homes are filled with families, families that have an expectation of the benefits of being surrounding by other families.  Should families that buy in Toms River in a residential neighborhood be subjected to having a 124 bed facility with over 100 hundred employees, daily deliveries, daily ambulance drop offs, four shift changes, and garbage removal 25 feet from our rear property line?  How is that what we should expect as residents living in a residential neighborhood.

Please come to the Toms River Zoning Board Meeting downtown on March 20, at 7:00 to express your outrage that our town would consider doing this to families in our community.  It might be happening to the residents of Smith Road, Seaton Rd, and Silver Ridge families now, but it could be YOUR neighborhood next.
grace March 18, 2014 at 10:46 AM
what else i have noticed is that all of a sudden something goes up without any notice of it...certain businesses run this town i think
mjmjr March 18, 2014 at 11:01 AM
this should not get appove,total b/s,but this is toms river,home of the corrupt
Donna Troutman March 18, 2014 at 07:42 PM
Meeting on the 20th is canceled. Watch for new date or call town hall at 732-341-1000 ext. 8370 for new date.
Jenn March 21, 2014 at 10:13 AM
Anyone living, working, or having to travel the poorly engineered snarl that connects Lakehurst rd by way of a business cluttered jughandle via hwy 37 is keenly aware of just how dangerous it is to navigate. A one lane residential street that merges the exit/entrance of a half-dozen businesses and a jughandle with zero visibility is center stage to daily accidents. To incorporate the additional traffic of an assisted living facility two blocks behind it, is beyond careless. Must we wait for fatality statistics after the fact, when common sense can save additional bloodshed? I frequently brave that section of town to shop at a small produce market in the midst of it and white knuckle the steering wheel upon exit each time I go. As we raise our children and watch them get behind the wheel, I would impress upon the standards raised by Toms River when it comes to safety in engineering on this particular issue.
Boardwalk March 21, 2014 at 08:32 PM
Please mark May 15, 7 pm on your calendar to protest development by medical facilities (in this case a 3 STORY , REHAB HOSPITAL) in a RESIDENTIAL zone. It has no Route 37 access. All traffic/excess parking will be on local roads and add to the congestion on Lakehurst Road Please come to the meeting and express your disapproval. Meeting is at Town Hall, 33 Washington St., Toms River (Town Hall). Parking is free after 6 pm. Help us take a stand against over development in Toms River!! WE don't need commercial/medical developmen tin our residentially zoned neighborhoods. The area around your home could be next.


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