Asbury Park — An overflow crowd of Asbury Park residents attended the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders meeting in the city last evening to rally the county’s governing body to save the north end beachfront property known as Bradley Cove.
iStar Financial, the city’s master developer, owns the development rights to the site and has a proposal to build 15 town homes on the property. The Asbury Park Council passed a resolution earlier this month to apply for Green Acres funding to preserve the property.
The freeholders were sympathetic to the public outcry to prevent the development, but made it clear that the ball is in Asbury Park’s court. Prior Asbury Park administrations sold the development rights to the property and approved a tax abatement to support the development. Community members are now trying to undue that deal, and seem be hoping that Freeholder Board has the power to make that happen.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Asbury Park, Monmouth County, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders | Tags: Amy Mallet, Amy Quinn, Asbury Park, Bradley Cove, Freeholder Director Lillian Burry, iStar Financial, Joe DiBella, Monmouth County Board of Freeholders, North End's Beach | 7 Comments »