A vote on final approval of the “Superdome” indoor sports complex and adjacent retail center at the former Foodtown property on Route 70 in Brick has been scheduled for next week.
The township’s planning board granted preliminary approval for the project last year, but is set to hear testimony and take a final vote on the site plan at its March 13 meeting.
The multi-acre parcel will be developed into a sports dome complex in the rear and a retail and quick-serve restaurant plaza in the front. HFZ Superdome, led by phys-ed teacher-turned developer Peter Tasca, of Point Pleasant, will own the rear portion and M&M Realty Partners, led by developer Jack Morris, will own the front portion.
According to planning documents outlining the March 13 meeting, Tasca’s portion of the property will contain a “multi-building sports complex which includes indoor basketball and soccer, outdoor volleyball, a jogging path and outdoor turf area.” The M&M portion will contain three buildings consisting of one restaurant and two retail buildings.
Tasca has previously said the Superdome will consist of a multitude of activity venues, including a soccer/lacrosse field, four basketball courts, a wave pool for indoor surfing and an approximately 7,000 square physical therapy facility. The complex will also house a dance studio, hot yoga studio, a walking path and food court. There will also be rooms large enough to accommodate children’s birthday parties and corporate outings, complete with video games, VR sports games and other fun features.
The retail store will encompass 23,000 square feet, the second retail store will measure about 7,000 square feet and the quick-serve restaurant will be 47,000 square feet.
John Jackson, the attorney representing Tasca, said the two portions of the property will be linked and there will be a straight corridor of view that will allow customers to see the entire area at once.
Upon final site plan approval, both parties will pay $2.5 million to Brick Township in order to close on the properties.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the township municipal complex on Chambers Bridge Road.