With the departure of Verizon from the building on the southwest corner of Hooper Avenue and Walnut Street, an application to convert the space into medical and professional offices is moving forward.
The Toms River Planning Board approved a change of use for the building into a designation as medical office and professional office. Prevously, the building housed some office operations for Verizon, and was the site of a strike during a work stoppage of landline workers last year.
Shortly thereafter, Verizon left the building, which has now been vacant for several months.
At the May Planning Board meeting, the applicant was looking to remake the site as an office complex with 9,841 square feet of medical office use and 17,824 square feet of professional office use.
There are no changes to the physical one-story building proposed. The Planning Board approved the plan.