A plan to develop a plot of land off Route 9 with 150 apartments, a restaurant with a drive-through lane, and a strip mall has been proposed and will be taken up by the Toms River planning board next week.
According to documentation filed by the developer, Dover Shopping Center Associates, also known as Riverview Plaza, the lot – located at the corner of Route 9 and Clayton Avenue – will be developed in three phases. The first phase will consist of 150 “townhouse-style” apartment units with a clubhouse and pool. The second phase would be the construction of a 3,140 sqaure foot drive-through restaurant pad, and the third would be the 13,890 square foot strip mall.
The property, which the developer already owns, measures about 23 acres. It falls in the Rural Business Highway Zone, and a use variance is not being requested. The board will consider several “bulk” variances, considered more routine, such as in-site setback measurements and fence heights, as well as some swimming pool issues.
The planning board will take up the matter at its Dec. 6 meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. at the township municipal complex.