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Hazlet Zoning Board to Hear Holmdel Road Strip Mall Application

The proposed mall would be on a vacant property near Route 35, bordered by Holmdel Road, Bayview Avenue and Park Avenue.

A local business owner is looking to build a strip mall off of Holmdel Road near Route 35. 

The property, which is currently vacant, is located behind the Exxon on Route 35 and is bordered by Holmdel Road, Bayview Avenue and Park Avenue. The fourth side of the property backs up to single family homes. 

Nicholas Mariolis, the property owner, is proposing 10,000 square foot strip mall with a total of eight separate units. Strip malls, defined as any establishment with more than two commercial businesses in the same structure, are prohibited in that zone.

The project would also require set back and parking lot variances. According to the public notice, the plans include a 37-foot setback for the principal building setback on Bayview Avenue where 50 feet is required and 51 parking spots where 70 would be typically required. 

Any approval given by the board would be subject to a subsequent site plan approval, according to the public notice. The completed application, maps and papers are on file in the office of the Hazlet Zoning Board of Adjustment Secretary.

The application will be heard at the board's Tuesday, April 9 meeting at 7 p.m. at town hall, 1766 Union Avenue in Hazlet. The meeting is open to the public.

Jeff March 29, 2013 at 01:37 AM
This isn't against building, this is against zoning variances in an area where there's no need for them. There are plenty of available strip-mall locations ON Rt. 35, where traffic will not be impacted, and neither will the homes abutting this property. When the owner bought the property, they knew what it was zoned as. There's already enough traffic there between the jughandle and Park East, compounding it with a strip mall is NOT the answer.
Holmdel Repub March 29, 2013 at 12:07 PM
Owned by the same family who own shore point motel and I believe park east. Probably looking to expand that corner. Even if they rent 1/2 of the proposed stores, probably better than having a vacant lot even with the cost of putting up the structure. Stinks for those people in the adjacent houses.
Dawn Benson March 29, 2013 at 04:13 PM
That construction will bring down the property values in the neighborhood!
Jeff March 29, 2013 at 11:50 PM
That's why it's not zoned for strip malls. Hopefully the people in the adjacent houses show up to protest it.
@JB_Kane April 09, 2013 at 03:42 PM
I am curious, what would be in this strip mall?

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