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Hearing on New Brick Wawa, Shopping Center Set for Wednesday

Route 88 and Jack Martin Boulevard. (Credit: Google Maps)

Route 88 and Jack Martin Boulevard. (Credit: Google Maps)

A new Wawa store, a restaurant and retail space proposed for Route 88 in Brick will be the subject of a zoning board hearing this week.

After several delays, the board will hear an updated application by developer Jack Morris on Wednesday. A similar plan for same site – the Laurelton Mobile Home Park – was turned down by the board earlier this year. The site is located at the intersection of the state highway and Jack Martin Boulevard.

Plans have called for a 5,000 square foot Wawa store with 16 fuel pumps and 135 parking spaces. Morris’ plan also called for the construction of a 4,535 square foot bank with drive-through lanes, a 7,182 square foot commercial building including a 3,000 square foot, 160 seat restaurant, and a 9,288 square foot daycare center.

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The Board of Adjustment last heard testimony on the proposal in June but failed to complete the proceedings and hear all of the required testimony. Wednesday’s meeting is a special meeting dedicated to the Morris application only; public questions and comments are accepted at the end of expert testimony.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 8 at the municipal complex on Chambers Bridge Road.

JSM at Martin Boulevard, the holding company for the project, purchased the Laurelton Mobile Home Park for $3.85 million, with the intent of the developer to turn most of the trailer park into commercial space while leasing out space for some remaining mobile homes.

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