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Some Photos and News from this past Summer

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IStar unveils plans for 16 story tower on Esperanza site

By Michelle Gladden



Master waterfront redeveloper iStar Residential outlined its plans for a new 16 story high-rise at the former Esperanza site during Tuesday night’s Technical Review Committee [TRC] meeting.

“This obviously has been a long time coming,” said iStar Senior Vice President of Development Brian Cheripka. “We said all along that we were going to take our time and work our way up to this project…We strongly believe that now is the time to deliver this project to the community.”

Designed by Gary Handel of Handel Architects, headquartered in New York, the mixed use development on Ocean Avenue includes retail space, a boutique hotel, luxury condominiums and a three-story parking garage.
Read More Here : http://asburyparksun.com/istar-unveils-plans-for-16-story-tower-on-esperanza-site/

iStar’s Block by Block Redevelopment Picks up Speed

According the city’s redevelopment plan for the area it is envisioned to contain 3,164 residential units and close to 450,000 square feet of commercial space. The plan also calls for updating the utility infrastructure and improving public streetscapes.

Thus far we’ve seen iStar’s block-by-bock development of The Vive and the K. Hovnanian South Grand homes [shown at right], both with 28 units.

This past year construction of the Boutique Hotel at the former Salvation Army site that sat vacant since 2004 got underway and to help solve the city’s parking crisis, the redeveloper constructed three temporary parking lots and helped lay the foundation for the North Eats Food Truck Court.

But as construction of the 34-unit Monroe Condominiums project kicks off next month, all eyes will turn to the Esperanza.


Read More Here : http://asburyparksun.com/istars-block-by-block-redevelopment-picks-up-speed/
 

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Some Redevelopment & overview Photos from Asbury Park from this past Summer


The former Salvation Army building is being renovated into a 110 room boutique hotel, the first one in 50 years, since the Empress.


A Hot September Morning in Asbury Park,NJ
by Corey Best, on Flickr


A Hot September Morning in Asbury Park,NJ
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A Hot September Morning in Asbury Park,NJ
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KHovnanian, the developer that is known for building McMansions all across New Jersey, is building 38 brick-fronted rowhouses on this site in Asbury Park.


A Hot September Morning in Asbury Park,NJ
by Corey Best, on Flickr


A Hot September Morning in Asbury Park,NJ
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A Hot September Morning in Asbury Park,NJ
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Development info from Brandon Nagle http://urbanismvsmodernism.blogspot.com/2015/09/a-rainy-day-tour-612015.html?view=magazine

Downtown

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Greetings from Downtown Asbury Park,NJ
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Greetings from Asbury Park,NJ - Beachside
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They need to build a bunch of parking garages in Asbury Park. That is the only thing that will properly solve the parking problems despite how empty the town seems to be during the day.
 

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They also should be surrounded by apartments. Straight parking garage next to the beach wouldn't look that nice
Apartments above the Retail shops... I think the Beach plans do call for a set up like that one...
 

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Some recent redevelopment photos from Jazz Guy

Downtown Asbury Park

Bond Street between Mattison & Cookman Avenue


Asbury Park, New Jersey
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Heck , Cookman & Monroe Avenue


Asbury Park, New Jersey
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Oceanfront

The Asbury Hotel...


Asbury Park, New Jersey
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Taken Yesterday - 9/2/16

The Asbury Luxury Hotel




Greetings from Asbury Park,New Jersey
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Luxury Condos on Kingsley Street


Greetings from Asbury Park,New Jersey
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Recently completed Condos on Asbury Ave


Greetings from Asbury Park,New Jersey
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Greetings from Asbury Park,New Jersey
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Newer units on the corner of Asbury & Kingsley


Greetings from Asbury Park,New Jersey
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New Asbury Brewery on Emory & Lake


Greetings from Asbury Park,New Jersey
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New building on Lake Street


Greetings from Asbury Park,New Jersey
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Thanks for all your photos! It sounds like Asbury Park is having somewhat of a revival! Nice to see all the construction, and the reuse of some of the old waterfront buildings. I wonder what this jewel is used for now?


Do many people come for the beach nowadays?
 

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Thanks for all your photos! It sounds like Asbury Park is having somewhat of a revival! Nice to see all the construction, and the reuse of some of the old waterfront buildings. I wonder what this jewel is used for now?




Do many people come for the beach nowadays?
Yes, the beaches are generally pretty packed now. It is very nice to see!
 

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Thanks for all your photos! It sounds like Asbury Park is having somewhat of a revival! Nice to see all the construction, and the reuse of some of the old waterfront buildings. I wonder what this jewel is used for now?




Do many people come for the beach nowadays?
That is used for various pop up events , they want to put a carousel in there again..

As for the Beach both the main beach and the gay beach are very crowded these days...they added more shops to the Boardwalk...and cleaned things up which has really helped..
 

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^^^That Carousel building is being used as a skatepark. A professional level skatepark, I believe partially funded by the Tony Hawk Foundation, was installed there. The rest of the indoor portion of the building is being renovated.
 

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SACKMAN ENTERPRISES PROPOSES GREEN BUILD HIGH RISE














http://asburyparksun.com/sackman-enterprises-proposes-green-build-high-rise/

The tower rises 16 stories high to 180 feet, making it the second tallest building in the city after only the Asbury Tower, a senior apartment building.

It will have a 2 story, 15,000 square foot grocery store partially supplied by a living wall on the facade of the podium. This green wall would disguise a 6 level, 586 space ROBOTIC parking garage, which would take just 2 minutes at most to retrieve a car. It would take longer to circle a traditional parking deck. 300 spaces will be available to the general public.

11 stories contain 97 apartments above the parking podium.

It replaces an enormous downtown surface parking lot that was originally supposed to be replaced with a parking deck years ago.

This is basically a dream come true for Asbury Park development if it is approved, and it likely will.
It provides a full-service grocery store in downtown, whereas the closest one is almost 2 miles away.
It provides a lot of parking downtown on relatively little space, solving a constant ongoing nightmare that always slows or stops renovations or new builds of smaller buildings that can't provide it.
It adds 97 apartments to add to the 24/7 vibrancy of Downtown.

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January 9th Development update

Its been over a year since this thread was touched so I figured it was time for an update.







The Steam Plant, Carousel, and Arcade










Someone needs to be punched for pouring concrete over the surviving stone floors!










The Vive


The Monroe






Its either stone or faux stone (poured like concrete) but it is very smooth






The adjacent townhomes














The former Passions nightclub became a hair salon with a small clothing boutique


A new "Modern Southern Flair" restaurant called Modine just opened in this building 4 days earlier on January 5th.


574 Cookman/200 Emory Street has been undergoing a renovation for the past several years. It will get a 3 story extension as seen in renders from the Sackman Enterprises website. The former bank will become a restaurant with a 32 foot ceiling and a mezzanine level. The original building was, just like the Convention Center and the Paramount Theater, was designed by McKim, Mead & White, the same famous firm that designed the original Penn Station in NYC and the main branch of the New York Public Library.





https://sackmannj.com/our-properties/



The red sign is the year-round 2nd location of the famous Madame Marie's fortune teller.




This has somehow been left out of the renovations and is an example of what almost every building looked like 20 years ago.




Catsbury Park, a cat cafe, just opened in September, although it is closed on Tuesdays.


The streetscape improvements and road diet have not yet begun State Highway 71, which is also called Main Street. When completed, the current 4 travel lanes will be reduced to 2 travel lanes, a center left turn lane, bike lanes, and curb bumpouts. When it finally happens this Spring or Summer, it will be about the first time that a State Highway in Central Jersey has actually been reduced in size.






This site, at the corner of Springwood Avenue and Memorial Drive, formerly had the Boston Way Village housing project in the background. It was flattened and the new replacement development has just started. A 104 unit, $28 Million development is slated to open in February 2019 according to the Asbury Park Press. A far larger project will line the rest of Springwood Avenue in the near future.




The corner building was recently renovated and now the project will continue to the 5 story gray building behind it. That one is the former Savoy Theater, and it is supposedly being restored by Sackman Enterprises! The theater will have a capacity of between 800 and 1100, have micro-unit apartments on the 5th floor, and will have a tilting stage for some productions. They also want to restore it as close to its original appearance as possible.
https://www.app.com/story/entertainment/nightlife/2016/08/08/lost-theaters-asbury-park-return-savoy/88384774/


701 Bangs Avenue finally has some art for its art wall which hides the ground floor parking.






700 Bangs Avenue across the street completes a site that was supposed to be developed before the recession but stopped at the foundation and ground floor slab, then started again, and stopped with the ground floor parking and retail podium.




This will be quite beautiful when completed as seen in a render from Michalski Studio Architects.

http://www.michalskistudio.com/asbury-park-mixed-use/

This is the site for the Sackman 16 story tower with a grocery store and green wall that is seen in the previous post. No progress yet, even though it was approved.










This site at 214 2nd Avenue once had a 4 story apartment building that was torn down a few years ago. A new development for the site was being held up by a requirement to redevelop the whole block at once within the waterfront redevelopment zone. That was finally changed last month to now only require a 15,000 square foot site, something which should spur a lot more development along the waterfront.


1101 Ocean is the single biggest development current;y happening in Asbury Park, and it is the third attempt at developing the same site. A previous development in 1989 called C-8 failed in 1992 when it was 12 out of 16 stories high when the investors pulled their funding. That was imploded in 2006 and a new two tower slightly shorter development called The Esperanza started but was stopped by The Great Recession in 2008 or 2009 when it was just 3 stories up. Nothing happened with that until early last year when some partial demolition work began to finally allow 1101 Ocean to rise to 16 stories reaching 287 feet tall. This reincarnation will have 130 condos, 54 hotel rooms, 23,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, and will hopefully open next year, barring yet another economic disaster.
















The Asbury hotel, voted the best new hotel of 2017 IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY!










Asbury Park Convention Center/Paramount Theater, Tilly's Wonderbar, and McLoone's Tavern


























The historic spiral structure was recently renovated into McLoone's Tavern, which just opened this past summer.






The rest of the 5th Avenue Pavilion is being renovated to include new stores and a rooftop concert venue, as well as an addition on the far ends which will contain the stage and seating




The original Madame Marie's booth






The 4th Avenue Pavilion will also be renovated into two stories of retail and commercial space, finally unbricking and expanding those 2nd floor windows.






Renders for 1101 Ocean and the two pavilions which are all being renovated by iStar Financial, which controls the waterfront redevelopment, were posted in the Arcade.




















The Vive at night




The Monroe at night


 
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