Foodtown Site

Does anyone have any new information as to what is going on at the old Foodtown Site? I drove by there the other and saw that all the boats being stored ther were gone finally. What is the lastest plan for using the site and getting some new ratetables in  the town ? It's been way too long that nothing is happening there!
Kitchen Craftsman December 08, 2013 at 10:20 PM
Nothing will ever happen there it's the new bricktownship junk yard.
Lisa Scalley December 09, 2013 at 05:56 PM
I say make a new roller rink out of it!! There is nothing in this town to work off the weight from all the resturants we have here. We have bowling and movies, why not a skating rink? The old America on wheels was taken out for a stupid pool place. Just an idea. I miss skating and was actually good at it.
Kitchen Craftsman December 09, 2013 at 08:41 PM
If you need to skate go skate around your neighborhood
Mike M December 10, 2013 at 10:24 AM
At this point the developer that has signed a development agreement (which is owned by Jack Morris, the guy who has had very close ties with Brick politicos in the past) has asked to amend the agreement so they can build 192 "high end" condos, 90+ apartments and 35,000 square feet of retail. A group of residents has formed to oppose this and has presented to the Council at a meeting in October a plan that would include an aquatic center, community center, and mid-scale hotel. The group is working closely with the Citizens Redevelopment Advisory Board and has presented a detailed plan including financial projections showing that this is feasible and would not require a huge town financial commitment and would have a positive cash flow within 5 years. The group is called Friends of Forge Pond, NJ and anyone can join through its Facebook page. Documents related to the project has been compiled by the group and can be found at http://www.friendsofforgepondnj.org/. everyone is encouraged to participate in the planning project, especially if you feel that the condo/ retail project is a bad idea. Having every interested resident involved is the most effective way to come up with a plan that is beneficial to the residents and town's financial condition.
Steve Fife February 11, 2014 at 02:26 PM
Time for our new Mayor Elect to weigh in on Foodtown. He has always been supportive of the citizen committee he called together, and of Friend's of Forge Pond. It will be a feather in Mayor Ducey's cap to resolve this dilemma. Instead of banter on a blog that does little except vent frustration for the blogger, a coupon printed in our local newspaper and other tabloids could be cut out and opinions, desires, and recommendations could be expressed by the people of Brick.
Mike M February 11, 2014 at 03:57 PM
Steve: I agree that we need to move beyond the realm of posting ideas and verbalizing complaints here on the Patch. In an effort to do this we (Friends of Forge Pond) are holding an open meeting at the library on March 19th at 7:30PM so that we can start formulating some concrete suggestions to give to Mayor Ducey and the Council. Both have indicated that they are receptive to feedback and suggestions from residents so this is a chance to do so. If you use Facebook you should join the Friends of Forge Pond NJ Facebook group and come to the library on 3/19.


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