TOMS RIVER – Although residents were concerned about another development going into the northern section of town, Planning Board members said that the original development would have been far more busy.
The board approved a complex that will have a three-story apartment building, and a building with retail on the first floor, with office space above it. Originally, there had been plans for a more congested development, with such things as a gas station. Those other ideas have since been stripped away. Some other changes had been made, too, like changing a shuffleboard court to a pickleball court. There was also a quarter mile jogging trail proposed.
The development will have a driveway on Route 9, and another on Cox Cro Road. The shops on the corner, where there was a fire recently, is not part of this development.