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Wawa Renews Plan to Build Store, Gas Station at Brick Intersection

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Plans for a Wawa and quick-serve restaurant off Route 70 in Brick. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
Plans for a Wawa and quick-serve restaurant off Route 70 in Brick. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Months after being denied approval by the township’s zoning board to build a Wawa gas station, convenience store and separate restaurant at a Brick intersection, a developer will give it a second go, records showed.

Brick 70 Developers, LLC, the same company that was denied the variances required for its previously-proposed project at the intersection of Route 70 and Duquesne Boulevard, has applied to build in the same location. The company will return to the Zoning Board of Adjustment, seeking permission to build a 5,585 square foot Wawa convenience store with an associated 12 pump fueling station with overhead canopy. The development would also include a “quick-serve” restaurant with a drive-through lane.

The new application, scheduled to be heard by the board at its Dec. 6, meeting, does not appear to be different in size and scope of the one that was previously denied March 23, 2017. The previous plan also included a 5,585 square foot store, 12 pumps and an adjacent quick-serve restaurant. And like the previously plan, the proposal requires a variance from the board since a small portion of the land to be used for the stores falls in a residential zone. That was largely the basis for denying the request, after residents whose homes neighbor the project lobbied against its approval, saying the store would bring noise and traffic to their streets.

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A public announcement of the newly-submitted plan did not mention the previous denial.

The last time the complex was proposed for the location, its hearing spanned tens of hours over grueling monthly board meetings, to reach its terminus. There were hours of raucus testimony, mainly during the flamboyant cross-examination of witnesses by a North Jersey defense attorney whose mother owned one of the small residential parcels near the proposed store. The developer’s attorneys claimed the man was seeking to be overpaid for his lot by Wawa, and was only objecting because the company refused to do so.

The meeting for the new proposal will begin at 7 p.m., Dec. 6 at the township municipal complex.


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  • Surfrider

    Man, I know if I lived by there, I would be up in arms! Ridiculous trying to muscle in commercial Wawa right next to homes, all residents should be enraged, but how can they have an opening for traffic onto Dusquesne, right where already it is a main road coming off and going onto Rt# 70? Brick is GOOD at creating traffic congestion! C’mon…do the right thing, isn’t there enough of these Wawa’s in town? Ridiculous.

  • Aliceo

    Its not just a small slice zoned for residential. Its zoned for office and residential as well. They also want to not honor setbacks from residences. And several signage variances as well. The lawyer vowed to honor the board and the residents by respecting the decision. Now they are back 8 months later? Here we go again.

  • Creepy Green Light

    Thank goodness. I was getting worried there for a moment. I didn’t know if I was going to survive much longer without ANOTHER WaWa/Quikcheck. Because God knows there’s never enough places to get a crappy bagel & cup of coffee & gas in the morning.

  • Mike Dolan

    too many Variances……why have a code for setbacks and signage only to allow it for $ume…….. stop cramming commercial space on top of residential property….. RT 70 is a mess now, it can take three light changes to get to Dusquesne now …stop the nonsense

  • John Sansone

    That is a screwed up intersection a WAWA would only make it worse, I’d say HELL NO!

  • John Sansone

    This Brick 70 Developers LLC are they the Lakewood Scum Men In Black with an office at 635 Duquesne Blvd, Brick, NJ 08723? These parasites must be stopped, they will suck Brick dry just as they have anywhere they go they are like LOCUST!

    • Kimberleely

      Then they should call themselves the” Lakewood 70s developers LLC”
      They’re hiding in plain sight.

    • Andy Pat

      Any development in town should be weighed on its merits and detriments with input from the community. But there should be no room for the antisemitism you display. Why should I care as to the religion of a developer? I am literally fearful of what we have become as a country. Those who seek to divide us, domestically and from abroad are winning.

  • Rich

    They should move the gas station (top of photo) toward the left, then put the Route 70 entrance ahead of it (top left), put a new Route 70 exit after it (top right) with a merging lane, and eliminate the North Lake Shore Drive entrance and exit completely.

    Voila! No traffic impact on Lake Shore or Duquesne — and more buffer by houses.

  • Nan

    Anyone want to bet that it eventually goes trough now that the Scarpelli regime honchos are in full power?

    WE need to have complete details in all these cases as to who are the Corp principals, names and other corp names which they are also principals.

    • Andy Pat

      “now that the Scarpelli regime honchos are in full power?”-Would you like to give an iota of support for this salacious and slanderous remark?? If not, STFU!!

  • 205167117

    I’m surprised they didn’t target a different location. It surprises me that the property on the corner of 88 and Jordan isn’t being used. The land is already zoned to their need and there’s no competition in regards to a store plus gas. If they were smart they would have projected the closing of the bridge to Princeton and taken advantage of the increased traffic in that direction.

    • Edward T Knoblock Jr.

      They got turned down to build there as well. If they’re repitching one they’ll do the other as well

      • 205167117

        Would you happen to know what kept them from allowing development on that property?

      • Edward T Knoblock Jr.

        I dont know. I know they wanted to do a gas station wawa along with a restaurant and maybe a few apartments above the one section and it all got shot down quick. It’s a shame. Brick misses out on a lot either because they don’t want to be flexible or they want to push the reuse existing commercial space plan.

      • Edward T Knoblock Jr.

        We missed out on a Wegmans and a dave n busters because of that attitude.

      • 205167117

        There’s already an unused gas station and building at that property. It’s the old Mobile/McDonald’s. Weird how the town would shoot that down.

      • Edward T Knoblock Jr.

        I think they wanted the lot across the street. They wanted to build where the trailer park is.

      • 205167117

        I believe you’re thinking of across from Wal-Mart on Jack Martin.

      • Edward T Knoblock Jr.

        I dont think so. They said the corner of Jordan and 88. The trailer park property is for sale and that’s what they wanted to use. Maybe it was rejected because the town would rather them redevelop the existing closed gas station. But I dont think that lot is big enough for what they proposed.

      • 205167117

        What trailer park near Jordan and 88? I’m not following. It’s funny you just replied. I just drove past the trailer park across from Wal-Mart and noticed it was starting to empty out a bit.

      • Edward T Knoblock Jr.

        At the end of Jordan on the 88 there are a bunch of trailers/mobile homes. It might not be a “trailer park” but it’s a chunk of property with several trailers on it.

      • 205167117

        I’ve lived off Jordan for 20+ years. I have no idea what you’re referring to.

      • suzie

        I think your confusing the Tip Top Cabins/motel with a trailer park

      • Edward T Knoblock Jr.

        You’re right. Just drove by it tonite.

  • Mike Gant

    Everyone needs to band together and go to these town meetings and tell them NO enough is enough. That is a poor place for any business let alone one in the scope of size as proposed. If everyone goes and voices a big no it has to help!

  • Brian

    Yous need to realize the revanew it will bring to the town you dumb a??? .The last time I checked we where the ones sucking the town dry with so many cops and paid ems to keep the town safe.LMAO ….

    • 205167117

      What revenue? It won’t be locally owned, they’ll bring in managers from existing stores and their entry level employees are paid low.

      You’re really trying to compare a Wawa to the police?

      • Brian

        Read the other comments they are talkin about the Hasidic Community coming in and draining the township of brick nobody is comparing Wawa to the cops they do a fine and fantastic job. the comment was that our tax dollars is what’s being drained that is what pays their salary along with the paid EMS. And by bringing another business to the township they would have to pay property tax that is what pays their salary do you think it would help

      • 205167117

        I can’t say I know how much a business like that would pay in local taxes but I can’t imagine it being worth further commercializing the township.

        I’m all for new and interesting places that can draw new residents and raise property value. The only way I’d be okay with a Wawa is if it wasn’t going to be a negative to local property owners and it was revamping a run down property.

        You should consider how much less in taxes will be collected from the locally owned deli and gas stations from decreased revenue due to the Quik Check and a Wawa. In my mind the Quik Check worked because of the location and it being away from residential areas.