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Hearing on 14-Home Development Proposal for Former Brick Day Camp Set for Wednesday

The former Olde Riverside School & Camp at 561 Herbertsville Road, Brick, N.J. (Credit: Google Maps)

The former Olde Riverside School & Camp at 561 Herbertsville Road, Brick, N.J. (Credit: Google Maps)

After a postponement last week, the developers proposing a 14-home community on the site of the former Olde Riverside School & Camp off Herbertsville Road in Brick will pitch their idea to officials Wednesday.

The developer, 561 Herbertsville LLC, will present its case at a special meeting – paid for at the expense of the applicant – Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Public records show the LLC is linked to Tzvi Ciner, of Royal Oak, Mich., while the applicant listed on planning documents is identified as Larry Freimark, of Southfield, Mich.

Though the Olde Riverside School & Camp existed on the site at the corner of Herbertsville and Winding River roads for decades, the property is zoned in the rural multifamily district. Theoretically, it is estimated that approximately 30 dwelling units could be built on the site in apartment or condominium structures, however the developer is seeking a variance to lessen the density of the zoning and build single-family homes instead.


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According to a filing with the township’s Board of Adjustment, the developer is seeking approval of a use variance that would create 15 lots, each exceeding more than 10,000 square feet. Of those parcels, 14 would be developed with homes while the last would contain a stormwater management basin. The new homes would conform to an equivalent of the township’s R-10 residential zone.

Because the developer is seeking a change of use – placing single-family homes in a multifamily zone – a use variance is required. This type of variance is subject to a number of legal criteria which must be met and needs a supermajority of board members supporting it to pass.

The hearing will be held this Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Information on the application and related documents will be posted on the Board of Adjustment’s website.


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