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Apartment Complex Seeking Permission to Add 25 Affordable Housing Units

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Waterside Gardens, Brick, N.J. (Credit: Google Maps)
Waterside Gardens, Brick, N.J. (Credit: Google Maps)

Brick Township’s Board of Adjustment will consider an application by a condominium development to add 24 affordable housing units within its 19-building complex, and demolish a maintenance building so a new clubhouse can be built.

The applicant, Waterside Gardens at Brick, will seek a variance to exceed the township’s ordinance covering housing density. Brick’s zoning law sets the maximum permitted density of the complex at six units per acre; currently, the complex adds up to 7.97 units per acre and, should the new units be added, 8.35 units per acre will exist at the site, according to documents filed with the township.

Waterside Gardens is located off Drum Point Road along Schindler Drive.

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The maintenance building, under the proposal, will be demolished in favor of a new clubhouse with an adjacent covered patio, gazebo, exterior shower and swimming pool along with additional improvements to the parking area and walkways through the complex.

The application also seeks relief from several drainage requirements.

The application will be heard by the board at its Feb. 17 meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. at the township municipal complex on Chambers Bridge Road.


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  • Joseph Woolston Brick

    Waterside Gardens has been nothing but a high crime area for years. Now they want to add more apartments? I think the whole town says “thumbs down” on that! If they want to demolish something, it should be the whole entire apartment complex!

    • J W

      It isn’t that bad- Evergreen is much skeezier, and even it really isn’t all that bad. Let the wackos and losers be losers. They don’t harm anyone but themselves.

  • Smokin

    More apartments..more crime…not enough police now to stop problems..so why …stop this !

  • tenant1

    Waterside Gardens cleaned up YEARS ago, been here over 3 years and can count on one hand how many times I have seen police. These are VERY nice affordable apartments that you can hear a pin drop at night, unless there is a swam of kids playing football on occasion. Like any neighborhood there are your scum bags, especially in the heroin capitol of the world. There are loads of hard working people trying to make it in NJ like everyone else. Has not been a “ghetto” in well over 5 years.

    • Spell Check

      everyone there is on welfare or cant speak english. i don’t see any average middle class american families living there.

      • tenant1

        Well then you must not have been there because I for one am defiantly not on welfare. 90% of the complex is empty by 8:30 when I leave for work because people have left before me. You should really get your facts straight. I think you may have us confused with Brick Gardens and Estates

  • Spell Check

    our town will allow this. that whole apartment complex has not had a dollar put back into it in decades. ownership finally sees the situation they havent cleaned up. let them do the improvements and prove they actually intend to make this place any better than a drug pickup location or a welfare trap house. lets see them make all these improvements and them 3 years from now we bring up a new argument over expansion of the apartment complex. plenty of them old structures need to be gone over and remodeled before they start adding more. this seems like a bait and switch plan where they implement this whole plan and then they just add the apartment building and claim a “lost of funding” or some other nonsense. waterside garden has prevented drum point road to be a highly desirable location.

    • tenant1

      Interesting you say they have no money to improve yet all aparrtments are newly renovated as people move out. We have on site maintenance that walk around and pick up garbage that was litered or blew out of the dumpsters, we dont have bugs like alot of other near by apartments. It just sad how so many people are ao quick to judge when they obviously dont pay attention to what is really going on around them

      • jwblack

        Raise taxes on apartments. Tax them like individual condos. At least we can then pay for the added burden on the infrastructure. Lets see how many will continue to build if the taxes per unit are 6k or 7k a year.

      • tenant1

        That makes no sense, they pay property taxes bases on the size of tbe property like everyone else and it is rolled into the rent. Why would renters have to pay individual property tax for something they dont own

      • J W

        They already do.

  • jwblack

    We are setting the wrong precedent as we don’t want to be another Lakewood. Just look at the housing east of Ocean County Park on 88 with dense coverage and the contaminated runoff goes where? Once approved other developments will ask for the same thing. What happens to the runoff since the retention basins are not big enough? Will they buy another fire truck and ambulance for the town? Will they be adding that much more revenue to the coffers? Who will pay for the additional burden on the school system? Builders own the land so adding new units is not best for the town its best for the builders. I would vote to raise taxes sharply on any new high density housing projects. Tax each unit like a condo. That is what the builders will be asking to do next, condo conversions.

  • Smokin

    What’s going on this town lately…section 8 or welfare appartments are taking over brick..new appartments. On brick Blvd…trying to get approval route 88 and Jack Martin…we already have maple shade..Millbrook..brick estates..waterside..evergreen…Kentwood…there’s more…is there a state rebate or reward ???

  • Jon Koehler

    they put in low in-come affordable housing your going to bring in a mess of Section 8. Better sell now

  • jwblack

    Apartments pay less than 1k per year in taxes while a two bedroom condo pays 5k or better. Why should these not be the same? Why should home owners foot the difference to pay for schools law and fire etc? I think we should push to raise takes on apartments to match the counter part such as condos and townhomes. Its fair

    • J W

      It’s done on assessed value, not a per door equal tax. Those condos have 3 bedrooms, garages while the apartments dont and a much smaller in square footage

  • jwblack

    What i am saying is that a condo similar in size as the apartments should be taxed the same. If the builder converted the units to condos the individual unit tax would be more at market levels than it is now. This would ease the burden on taxpayers subsidizing a builders profits. Sure the rent would go up or the profits would decline but that’s business and taxpayers should not subsidize local business in my opinion.