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Brick Holds Back Performance Bonds for Nobility Crest Development

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The New Visions, formerly Nobility Crest, development under construction in Brick, N.J. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
The New Visions, formerly Nobility Crest, development under construction in Brick, N.J. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Brick officials have decided to hold back bonds its holds from the developer of what was once known as the Nobility Crest development, which is now under construction off Ovation Way behind the township’s post office.

The development, which is now being advertised as “New Visions,” is being constructed by Ryan Homes. It was originally intended to be a senior citizen community, but the developer took advantage of a law passed by the state legislature in the wake of the 2008 mortgage crisis that allowed age-restricted developments where no units had been sold to be converted to general housing. The developer threatened to sue the township if it blocked the conversion, ultimately resulting in a settlement between the two parties where fewer units would be built.

The New Visions, formerly Nobility Crest, development under construction in Brick, N.J. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
The New Visions, formerly Nobility Crest, development under construction in Brick, N.J. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Performance bonds are effectively deposits held by the township government in order to ensure a developer complies with building and zoning codes. In this case, several bonds have been held back – for three phases of the development – for a number of reasons.

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“When the township engineer went out to inspect the site, it was determined there were multiple projects yet to be installed,” said Council President Susan Lydecker.

Specifically, officials cited an inability to conduct a required inspection of the site’s stormwater piping and structures due to soil erosion protection measures built around them, concerns regarding ongoing utility connections (water, sewer, gas and other underground work in close proximity to stormwater system components), incomplete as-built drawings submitted to the township engineer, and the lack of a written certification from the Ocean County Engineer’s office approving all bonded improvements located in the county’s right-of-way.

The development is intended to be a mixed commercial and residential project consisting of 214 housing units, 170 of which will be townhouses and 44 of which will be apartments located over commercial space. The commercial space will total 20,000 square feet.


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  • TPfreedomfighter

    Don’t cave in.
    Hold the bonds until ALL criteria are met. Then pass inspections.

  • Joseph Woolston Brick

    I smell Section 8 renters! This is what Brick tore down virgin woodland for? One of the last forested areas of Brick? The powers that be will NOT be satisfied until Brick is one big concrete jungle.

  • JW P

    These developers are all crooked as a barrel of snakes. Hold them to it! We don’t need any more retail space in this town when the KMart mall is half empty and lord knows we don’t need any more people in this town- there’s enough people here and almost all of them (some exceptions exist) are good enough for me. Why could they have just left it as undeveloped woods? God was doing just fine with it.

  • #@#.com

    So what. Brick Township will be East Lakewood in about 5 to 10 years max. There is no future in Brick. Unless you like Lakewood.

    • Trevor

      Unfortunately, no one cares or does anything when “they” push undocumented immigrants and people below the poverty line out of their town. But once “they” try to push middle class white Christians out of their town there will be a major backlash. Brick has already implemented ordinances to prevent “their” schools from being built, and the tax payers would never pay for “their” separate bussing, therefore “they” will not seek residence here. Brick will never be East Lakewood.

  • Chief Wahoo

    Bricktucky. The future doesn’t look so good.

  • Chuck Cumella

    Shut them down until they get everything repaired and in order with the original design. WE DO NOT NEED THIS IN BRICK!!!! This project should have never been approved. More crime coming to the South Western section of Brick; the sign should say, “welcome to Mapleleaf South”.

  • j.jones

    Another big mistake for Brick..more trouble will follow this development ..

  • JIm

    if we don’t watch out we will be just like Camden and Newark. stop this development NOW!!!!

  • Ugh

    Thanks Acropolis for leaving us another boondoogle to clean up. Its was your planning board that approved this mess!!!

  • Trevor

    “New Visions” of stupid development. Who is going to pay 240,000$ to say they live behind Shoprite? This is going to end up like the huge development at the intersection of 34 and 35 in Brielle.. empty. Maybe a couple of cool businesses will occupy the shops underneath but even that is wishful thinking. Stop tearing down woods when we have abandoned lots. We are killing this planet, one day it will evict us, rightfully so.