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Your Say: What To Do With Foodtown?

Latest plan reverts back to mixed use complex

Last week, that the latest plans for the former Foodtown site on Route 70 call for the site to be turned into a mixed-use residential and retail complex, similar to plans for several years ago.

Since the township purchased the site, there have been several plans put forth as to how it should be used. There's no question that since the day the failing supermarket closed its doors, what should become of the site has been Brick's most controversial issue.

Potential uses for the site that have been discussed have included everything from a township recreation center, to a hotel and banquet building, to the mixed use residential and retail complex that is being eyed again by redevelopers.

Though we've had spirited discussion on the politics behind the decision making, we've never directly asked readers what they'd like to see the site turn into in the years to come.

Vote in our poll below and have your say in the comments section!

Joe P April 17, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Did taxpayer money fund the demolition of the old Foodtown building? if so, why?
Jim April 19, 2012 at 03:04 PM
This site could be a great addition for Brick Town - a true area of green that would be serene and seen on Route 70 and turning off Brick Blvd - A park with trees, shrubs, and walking paths. If the property is sold, the money will be gone, poof, in a short time. Sell it to a developer, it will be ugly strip mall stores, maybe a low scale condo project. They will not do the road improvements the State demands so they will fit whatever they can get in there without doing the improvements to Route 70. The town is set on selling the property - some say a done deal - to any developer to get money now. Parks do require maintenance but parks are very important. If they put condos there, that will cost the town money, way more than maintaining this property as a park
Dawn Marie White April 20, 2012 at 03:16 AM
Actually it is part of the Metedeconk Redevelopment Plan, putting it into the Mixed Use Zone.
Nate April 22, 2012 at 08:12 PM
senior recreation( simple building) the rest open space. All passive recreation, no water parks or anything large. We have paved over way too much. Canoe launch would be fine. There are plenty of more stores , and housing ( 170 town homes + rentals) coming behind the post office soon enough. We need to plant trees and bushes to help Barneget Bay. Don't think one of those other grocery stores wont come here soon. With shape A&P corp is in, they probally wont keep both a Pathmark and A&P in the same town.
Lorraine Swanson June 22, 2012 at 06:36 PM
They should be sent to Siberia.

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