The leveling of land next to a plaza in the Silverton section of Toms River signals the expansion of a parking lot and the possible addition of a tenant there.
The addition coming to town is located at the northbound side of Hooper Avenue, in Silverton, on the far side of the plaza containing CVS Pharmacy, Dunkin’ Donuts and Buy Rite Liquors on Silver Bay Road.
There, the Club Metro USA fitness facility will be expanding their parking lot and the plaza it’s located in will be expanding also, according to Toms River Township Planner Jay Lynch.
“This particular expansion was approved by the planning board. The fitness facility is located in a shopping center that has approval to expand both the building and the parking lot, although to the best of my knowledge, they do not have an interested tenant for the building expansion,” Lynch said.
The project will be 26,300 square feet, and according to site plans, was approved by the board on November 4, 2009.
The planner added that they will likely be in contact with the shopping plaza when possible tenants for the spaces there are recommended.
“We’ll see what they come up with; there are a wide range of uses. They don’t need to make any further board appearances, but once they have possible tenants, they’ll need to file for a zoning permit,” said Lynch.
Calls to P.J.R. Construction of Freehold, a company which is working hands-on with the project, were not immediately returned.