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Seaside Heights American Legion Subdivison Plan OK’d




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Seaside Heights American Legion Post 351 has been granted approval by the borough’s planning board to subdivide the property of the post, with the proceeds planned to be reinvested into its future in hopes of growth.

The board provided its seal of approval to the plan last week, voting unanimously to approve the post’s plan to sell a 60-by-100 swath of their property at 1400 Bay Boulevard and divide the land into four parcels – three for single-family homes and one for the post’s own building to remain.



The post has been struggling to upgrade its building due partly to age, but also to damage incurred during Superstorm Sandy.



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“The roof has collapsed and the front of the building needs to be demolished, and there are other issues,” said the post’s attorney, Anthony Pagano. “The rear portion is fine, however.”

The post’s leadership has not decided on a specific plan to either renovate or replace the building. The homes that will be built on some of its former property, however, will neatly fit on 20-by-100 lots, which are the standard residential parcel size in town.

Back at the post, the subdivision application also provided for 9-by-18 foot parking stalls, new striping and at least one “make ready” stall for future electric vehicle charging, a new requirement under state development laws.

Seaside Heights American Legion Post 351, 1400 Bay Boulevard. (Credit: Google Earth)

Seaside Heights American Legion Post 351, 1400 Bay Boulevard. (Credit: Google Earth)

Seaside Heights American Legion Post 351, 1400 Bay Boulevard. (Credit: Google Earth)

Seaside Heights American Legion Post 351, 1400 Bay Boulevard. (Credit: Google Earth)

Seaside Heights American Legion Post 351, 1400 Bay Boulevard. (Credit: Google Earth)

“We will develop a site-lighting plan that will comply with borough requirements,” Pagano said.



Jerry Skinner, a member of the post who has been leading the financial portion of the project, said the post’s costs remain low, and with an updated building, new members are being sought to rejuvenate the organization and host more events.

“Everybody who works at the post is a volunteer,” he said, with one member per day serving as a volunteer bartender.

Borough Administrator Christopher Vaz said the borough is currently reviewing building permits for the project at town hall.




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