City Council meeting November 8, 2018
APCSC members attended the Save Asbury’s Waterfront press conference and city council meeting on Thursday night. We saw a wonderful, shared commitment among Mayor Moor, city council, residents and visitors who love AP to keep our beaches accessible to the public and protected from harmful environmental impact. Whether or not you were able to attend the meeting, I recommend watching the video
from 11:00 when iStar’s attorney speaks, through Mayor Moor’s remarks beginning at 51:45. Public comments afterward were a variety of informative, angry, frustrated, and even humorous remarks. No matter the delivery, we’re unified in preserving Asbury Park’s waterfront. The city ordered iStar to cease and desist. Now it’s time to harness the positive energy and get back to the table to discuss an alternative to the existing plans. This is what community is about.
Press conference in front of Asbury Park Post Office 11/8/18
Please see attached Save Asbury’s Waterfront Press Conference 11.8.18 held by the coalition Save Asbury’s Waterfront, prior to the Nov. 8th Asbury Park City Council meeting at which iStar Financial, Inc. presented its Phase 5 Infrastructure plans for the City’s northern waterfront.
After 2.5 hours of public comment requesting iStar to stop construction on the northern waterfront, the City Council ultimately passed a resolution forcing iStar to cease and desist construction and demanded that iStar “come to the table” to amend the 2002 waterfront redevelopment agreements.
We sincerely thank the City Council of Asbury Park for listening to the concerns of its community.
Audience reaction to order to iStar of cease and desist.
Watch the City Council meeting and iStar presentation:
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APCSC Support of Save Asbury’s Waterfront
Asbury Park Complete Streets Coalition supports city development and initiatives which make every part of the city livable and accessible to everyone. Our goal in support of the Save Asbury’s Waterfront campaign is to maintain the character of this part of the waterfront and boardwalk so that it’s completely open and welcoming to residents and visitors, and to protect the natural environment of the area. The financial burden in the initial goal of the campaign will be daunting. It is to stop the bulldozers and bring the developer Istar and the city back to the table to reexamine the plans (see below). We have faith that the mayor and city council are listening and considering our agenda as described in the the Asbury Park Sun and on the ABC 7 news report.
Please come to the City Council Meeting on Thursday, 11/8: 5pm press conference; 6pm Istar plans; 7pm public comment.
For more information:
AP master plan 2017. Redevelopment plans on our Resources page.