The Seaside Heights planning board this week approved a request to subdivide a property that currently consists of five residential units between two buildings with four single-family homes.
The property at 512 Bay Boulevard, near the corner of Sumner Avenue, is currently developed with a four-unit apartment building and a separate single-family home.
“There are five residential units in the two buildings,” said project engineer Robert Harrington. “What we’re proposing is to take those buildings down, subdivide and create four confirming 20-foot wide lots.”
The 20-by-100 foot lots, the standard size in the borough’s residential zone, will each be developed with one single-family home, Harrington said. The homes themselves were not the subject of the hearing this week – only the subdivision of the property itself. The community, he said, would gain more resiliency thanks to better flood prevention with newer construction.
“The existing structures are just above an elevation of seven feet, but their foundations don’t comply,” he explained, adding that grading plans would be implemented on all four new lots. “The new structures will be conforming with the current flood requirements.”
The developer of the property will maintain existing sidewalks and construct new driveway aprons when the homes are designed and the driveway locations are determined.
The board approved the application unanimously.