Home Government Developer Proposes New Homes for ‘Dilapidated’ Silverton Lots

Developer Proposes New Homes for ‘Dilapidated’ Silverton Lots

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The location where three homes are being proposed in the Silverton section of Toms River. (Credit: Google Maps)
The location where three homes are being proposed in the Silverton section of Toms River. (Credit: Google Maps)

A local developer is proposing single-family homes in what it currently terms a “dilapidated” wooded lot in Toms River’s Silverton section.

Arya Properties, based in Island Heights, will appear before the township’s planning board June 21, seeking permission to construct three single-family homes on a 0.459 acre tract at the intersection of Alabama Avenue and 13th Street, a filing with the township states. The plot currently consists of two lots – 246 and 248 Alabama Avenue – but would be divided into three lots with board approval.

“Both lots are overgrown with woods and are in unsightly condition,” the company said in its application to the board.

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Arya proposes to build two, 1,605 square foot homes and one 1,425 square foot home.

Variance relief is required for two of the proposed homes since the township’s zoning ordinance requires homes to be built on 7,500 square foot lots in that section of town. Arya is proposing two undersized lots: one with minimum lot area of 6,500 square feet and one with 6,000 square feet.

Arya is also requesting the board exempt the project from an ordinance that requires sidewalks and curbing to be constructed with all new development.

The hearing will be held at 6 p.m. June 21 at the township municipal complex.

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  • Mac

    “Both lots are overgrown with woods and are in unsightly condition,” the company said in its application to the board.

    If this statement is true, why do we spend so much time and money in protecting the ‘values’ of the Pinelands? Besides, under the current variances, no one wanted to build just two homes. Why should the rest of the neighborhood that conformed to the original variances have to accept three substandard homes that will overcrowd the block and take away from the rest of the neighboring home values just so a ‘developer’ can make several thousand extra bucks in a community he doesn’t help to financially support?