BRICK TOWNSHIP —
The Brick Planning Board on June 9 approved the application of CE Development Management, LLC to build ExtraSpace Storage, a storage facility at 151 Brick Boulevard.
The property occupies an interior space of 147 thousand square feet and the administration of the facility will make the space one of 2,000 ExtraSpace Storage buildings in the country.
In recent board meetings, residents of the neighborhood behind the property have brought forward concerns about the planned construction. At the June 9 meeting, a final attempt was made to address these concerns.
Resident Daniel Tomme stated that there “is already a lot of traffic” throughout this section of Brick Boulevard and that “there are already three different storage units saturated into this area,” citing Public Storage, Life Storage, and Mini U Storage.
To that effect, Municipal Planner Tara Paxton previously asked about storm drains which could be affected by increased traffic. Mr. Thaon had said he has reason to believe that the two existing storm drains are sufficient to withstand any run-off from the vehicles circulating through the lot and that ultimately traffic would not escalate.
Mr. Thaon also said he had no comment on the nearby storage units, but again assures the resident that traffic is not intended to increase. He also says there will be far less traffic than there was previously in the lot. The former occupant of the space was a Berry Fresh Farms market.
Resident, Daniel Tomme then questioned the timeline for construction on the property and says he has concerns about possible disturbances. The timeline for the project is estimated to take between six to 12 months and the applicant does not deny the possibility of an extension on time, according to Mr Thaon.
In regards to any possible disturbances for local residents, the lights on the property are addressed by the applicants engineer. They will remain on from dusk to dawn for security purposes and “there will be no spillage of light beyond property lines since the fixtures will be facing downward,” says the engineer.
Moreover to address the publics concerns, Ms. Paxton requested that a copy of the maintenance plan be supplied for public access. All plans are posted online to the Brick Municipal website.
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