Officials have approved the application of a Toms River developer to demolish a troubled motel and replace it with a new, four-story hotel building that will bear the name of a brand name chain.
C. Seaside Heights Hospitality, LLC won the approval of the Toms River Zoning Board of Adjustment last week to replace the Pine Rest Motel with a 72-room Hampton Inn. The company, which purchased the property in 2008, will demolish the current building, a frequent site of arrests and police calls.
The property received state approval in May and won local approval July 20. Plans call for a four-story building with 72 parking spaces. The new hotel will more than double the size of the current motel, which has 28 rooms.
The hotel will be located at 3226 Route 37 West, located near the foot of the mainland side of the span.