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Developer of 16-Home Toms River Development Seeks to Lift Cap on Bedrooms

The developer of a 16-home residential community in Toms River that is currently under construction has filed an application with the township’s planning board, seeking the removal of a provision in its original approval that limits the homes to four bedrooms each.

Stonehill at Toms River, being constructed on a 6.81 acre parcel situated between Lakehurst Road and Route 37, received approval in Sept. 2019. The project was proposed to consist of 16 lots which would be developed with residential homes. Another two plots would be utilized for a commercial office and a stormwater basin. As a condition of approval, the developer agreed that each single-family home may not contain more than four bedrooms.

The developer, R. Stone & Company, of Toms River, is seeking to reopen the hearing and amend the site plan in order to lift the bedroom restriction so 10 of the 14 homes can be built with five bedrooms each. Additionally, the developer is seeking a variance for a front yard setback of 30 feet, where 40 feet was required.

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A hearing on the proposed changes has been scheduled for the Sept. 21, 2022 planning board meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. at the township municipal complex on Washington Street.

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