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Hovnanian Proposes Seaside Heights Townhome Development: Here’s What It Will Look Like



A 24-unit townhome community proposed in Seaside Heights by builder K. Hovnanian. View from the corner of Lincoln Avenue and the Boulevard. (Courtesy: Mike Loundy)

A 24-unit townhome community proposed in Seaside Heights by builder K. Hovnanian. View from the corner of Lincoln Avenue and the Boulevard. (Courtesy: Mike Loundy)

Last week, Shorebeat reported on a decision by the Seaside Heights planning board to endorse a proposal by prominent developer K. Hovnanian to build a luxurious townhome community near the intersection of the Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue, replacing an aging motel.

Since then, the first renderings of the auspicious plan have been shared with Shorebeat. The photos, embedded in this article, show the proposed 24-unit community tentatively named “The Views at Seaside.” The buildings combine coastal colors with a classic northeast island look punctuated with gables, decorative light poles, neat hedges and outdoor balconies in the rear of each unit.



A 24-unit townhome community proposed in Seaside Heights by builder K. Hovnanian. View from the Boulevard. (Courtesy: Mike Loundy)

A 24-unit townhome community proposed in Seaside Heights by builder K. Hovnanian. View from the Boulevard. (Courtesy: Mike Loundy)



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The renderings were provided by Mike Loundy, owner and broker of Seaside Realty, who will be marketing the residences if and when they receive final approval. Loundy, who put the deal together, said he is hopeful the demolition of the Offshore Motel – which currently occupies the property – will start by the end of the year.

“We are very excited the have the K. Hovnanian group jumping in on the continuing redevelopment taking place in Seaside Heights,” he said.

The property where the townhome community is planned has previously been legally declared an area in need of redevelopment, which means it must comply with both the borough’s zoning code as well as a specific plan for redevelopment laid out by the borough council. It must receive approval from both the board and the council; last week’s meeting kicked off that process when the board determined that the project complied with the redevelopment plan, which is expected to be ratified by the council. A formal planning board hearing will be scheduled once site plans, permits and other documents are ready for a formal hearing.

A 24-unit townhome community proposed in Seaside Heights by builder K. Hovnanian. View from Lincoln Avenue. (Courtesy: Mike Loundy)

A 24-unit townhome community proposed in Seaside Heights by builder K. Hovnanian. View from Lincoln Avenue. (Courtesy: Mike Loundy)

Carl Erler, an attorney representing K. Hovnanian, appeared at the meeting last week and shared some of the first details of the plan beyond the number of units under consideration to the built there.

“It is, essentially, 24 townhomes,” said Erler. “Their feasible configuration would have a homeowners’ association overseeing the community, the roads within the areas between the townhomes would be overseen by the homeowners’ association, and each of the townhome owners will own their own lot for their homes.”

Erler said each home would have a tandem parking area under their units and rooftop access, and features that would make the community vibrant and appealing to residents.



Offshore Motel, Seaside Heights, N.J., Sept. 2023. (Photo: Shorebeat)

Offshore Motel, Seaside Heights, N.J., Sept. 2023. (Photo: Shorebeat)

In September, it was announced that the borough had, indeed, reached an agreement with the owner indicating his license to operate the motel would be surrendered by Sept. 30 and that the building would be demolished by the end of the year.

The Offshore Motel was first identified in a complaint that would have revoked its license to operate in 2021 following the murder of a woman by an acquaintance who has since been sentenced to 35 years in state prison. The motel had also been in the news after a man was hospitalized after jumping from a window there, and had drawn countless nuisance complaints over the years.




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