The Toms River township planning board has given its approval to a developer to move ahead with a project that will bring a large retail and office complex to town.
The three-story building will have commercial space on its first floor and office space on its second and third floors. Each floor will include 11,200 square feet of space, for a total of 33,600 square feet.
Harvey York, representing the builder, Toms River Center LLC, said the building would be located on a currently vacant lot on the western side of N. Maple Avenue and Route 9. Since the building, which will stand 40 feet tall, is located on a state highway, a Department of Transportation permit is also required, which the developer is in the process of receiving.
York said the building will include 138 parking stalls, and its signage will comply with all regulations. He also said – to some chuckles of skepticism from board members, that his client’s engineer does not believe the project will have an impact on Route 9 traffic.
There’s no word on what businesses will occupy the space.
“We don’t have any tenants at this point,” said York. “We have a long way to go and we’ll get the tenants that are appropriate for the facility.”
York said all of the tenants will be legal uses within the township’s Highway Business zone.