A automotive dealer has proposed a new dealership to be built on a mostly-vacant lot off Burnt Tavern Road, according to a filing with the Brick Township Board of Adjustment.
AAM Auto Sales, which operates All American Mazda in Brick and All American Ford in Point Pleasant Borough – formerly the Weisleder family of dealerships – has filed an application with Brick’s zoning board seeking permission to build an automotive dealership with sales and service portions at 949 Burnt Tavern Road.
The lot, situated just east of the Buy Rite liquor store, CVS pharmacy and Anchor Concrete facility, is 5.4 acres and is currently vacant except for a small dwelling structure. In order to construct a car dealership on the site, All American will need a use variance from the board, since the property is located in the M-1 light industrial zone, where automotive dealerships are not an allowed use.
The application filed with the Board of Adjustment does not detail plans for the site, rather, it simply asks the board to grant the use variance so the full facility can be proposed separately.
Shorebeat sent an e-mail and placed a call to the general manager of All American Mazda and All American Ford seeking comment, but did not receive a response. It is unknown which car manufacturer the company is planning to represent, or if one of its existing dealerships further east on Burnt Tavern Road is moving.
The case will be heard by the Board of Adjustment during the Oct. 5 meeting, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the township municipal complex.