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Is most of 'downtown' Asbury been updated? It all looks great!

I know a lot of the beachfront is undergoing some transformations
 

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There are very few buildings left in the Downtown area to still be renovated, other than along Rt 71/Main Street. Instead there are lots of vacant lots to be infilled on the side streets.
 

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The progress on 1101 Ocean is incredible! It should be topped out in a floor or two. Did you see any progress on any of the Downtown developments?
 

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I have mixed feelings about that building. I'm not sure a high rise fits in that part of Asbury Park but I guess its better then leaving the site abandoned.
This city was in such a deep trouble that anything that they are going to build there is a good sign. They desperately need money to fix the supports of the convention center or it will collapse one day...
 

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Anything else is going on there?
 

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Anything else is going on there?
Sackman is doing lots of work within the inland Downtown area.

700 Bangs Avenue (42 units and ground floor retail) is effectively completed


An old bank building is getting a vertical extension and is being converted into a banquet hall




Sackman is moving their headquarters into the former Robert Legere Design store which closed last year.


The former Savoy Theater is being converted into a 100 room boutique hotel around a restored theater


The biggest downtown project is a 15 story, 180 foot tower with 97 condos, an automated parking garage, and a large grocery store on a site that is currently a very big surface parking lot.

http://asburyparksun.com/sackman-purchases-robert-legere-home-design-center/

Main Street is undergoing a road-diet to convert it from a four lane road notorious for speeding to a two lane road with center left turn lanes, bike lanes, and curb bumpouts as well as improved sidewalks. The long planned project is finally happening and should help to reconnect the train station on one side with the Downtown on the other and benefit the many storefronts along it.
http://asburyparksun.com/asbury-park-infrastructure-improvement-work-continues/

Dollar Tree opened on Main Street and will have a 65 foot long mural on the blank wall




A block away, a 2 story, 5000 sq ft retail building with 4 apartments will replace a former gas station

http://asburyparksun.com/dollar-tree-opens-on-main/
 

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The Planning Board's site has 2 projects listed for the upcoming 8/10/2020 meeting with a LOT of documents and details.
The western end of the massive triangle block wrapped by Cookman, Heck Street, and Asbury Avenue has 24 Duplex townhouses (48 units) of a decent design, albeit one that is still rather fortress-like with fencing and landscaping barriers. Its a 150 MB Zip file on their site.
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The 24 Duplex townhouses (48 units) are right in the middle. The Monroe and South Grand were recently built. The block with "Grand Avenue Parking", a recently completed fancy surface lot, shows what could be a perimeter block apartment building that I cannot find anything about.
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Planning Board | Asbury Park, NJ

Another section on the same link reviews the "STARS Redevelopment Plan" which adjusts the zoning rules for a few blocks off of and not including Springwood Avenue.
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Also, 108 units are planned for 1201 Memorial Drive (adjacent to the train tracks near the north end). 20 units will be affordable housing and there will be 154 parking spots.
108 Residential Units Planned for City’s Memorial Drive

It is unclear if it is the same as the 121 unit apartment building that Asbury Park Press lists as being built on Memorial Drive that is behind a severe paywall making the article completely unreadable.
Asbury Park Press

The penthouse of the new 17-story Ocean Club tower sold for a whopping $5.9 Million! Hopefully this will encourage future towers in Asbury.
$5.9M penthouse is Asbury Park's most expensive home ever sold | 6sqft
The boutique hotel in the 4th floor of the same tower made the list of the 70 best NEW hotels in the world.
Asbury Ocean Club hotel named to top worldwide list

iStar's reconstruction of a section of the boardwalk and a curving landscaped path further to the north end parking lot was recently completed. 1200 linear feet of the boardwalk measures 30-60 feet wide and a further 400 feet is 15 feet wide.

Reconstructed North End Boardwalk unveiled
 
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