A Brick Township property that was once approved to become a Ford and Mazda dealership will be the subject of a hearing at an upcoming meeting of the township’s zoning board to serve a different use in the automotive industry.
In 2016, All American Mazda in Brick and All American Ford in Point Pleasant Borough – formerly the Weisleder family of dealerships – filed an application with Brick’s zoning board seeking permission to build a new dealership with sales and service portions at 949 Burnt Tavern Road. In the years since, much of the land was cleared, some internal roads were built and gravel roads were also constructed. In 2019, the company returned to the board seeking permission to use the property as an “auto washing and preparation facility for wholesaling and distribution of new vehicles.”
Now, Selman-Savino Properties, LLC, a holding company that – according to public records – is run by members of the Selman and Savino families, who own the All-American chain of car dealerships, is seeking a variance from the zoning board to turn the property into a vehicle storage, washing and preparation facility, but without a “principle structure,” which is normally required in the M-1 zone, which compromises light industrial uses. An existing structure on the property would be removed.
“The applicant seeks approval to allow the use described above without a principal building,” a public notice of the proposal said.
Normally, a principle building of at least 5,000 square feet where business would be conducted would be required. The application from All American seeks no buildings on the property. It also asks the board to reaffirm several variances and waivers that had been granted in previous hearings, including the lack of a 3-foot tall berm near a parking area.
The case will be heard at the board’s May 17 meeting, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the township municipal complex.