A gas station at a major Brick Township intersection will finally be redeveloped, gaining the last of its approvals nearly two years after a project was first considered.
PMG New Jersey, LLC, received an updated approval to redevelop the site at 1 Lanes Mill Road, which currently houses a Shell gas station. It is located just off Garden State Parkway interchange 91, across the street from a Wawa store which has also been approved for redevelopment with a Wawa super center.
Plans call for the company to construct an approximately 5,246-square foot building consisting of 3,010-square feet of retail space and 2,2A6-square feet of restaurant space with a drive-thru lane and window. The project will also expand the existing gasoline filling station to consist of eight pumps and a canopy.
While the bulk of the project had been approved two years ago, PMG came back to the board since there were some minor changes from original site plan as a result of the extensive regulatory process the company has since gone through. Chiefly, both the developer and township officials learned that, as part of the Parkway interchange construction, Ocean County requested a road dedication based on improvements they are making in the right-of-way. While the site plan remained the same in size, some measurements changed since, technically, buildings would be closer to the street given the fact that the county now controls a portion of the right-of-way.
“Nothing about the site is physically changing – the buildings, the gas pumps, everything is staying the same,” said attorney Jason Tuvel, who was representing PMG.
In all, Ocean County took between 6 and 9-feet of frontage for its right-of-way. The zoning board approved the revised site plan unanimously.
When asked by officials what tenants will be located at the site, Tuvel said they are yet to be determined.
While the scope of the overall project remains the same as it did more than two years ago, approval by county officials and the go-ahead by the board is another step toward the site’s ultimate redevelopment.