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Historic commission under study

The City Council is likely to pursue creation of a historic commission after Councilwoman-elect Angela Ahbez-Anderson is sworn into office next month. Asbury Park Historical Society President Kay Harris says she and Councilwoman Eileen Chapman have been gathering information about what form such a commission might take. [MORE]

More details released on new condo proposal

Rendering courtesy Somerset Development

Plans submitted to city officials call for 160 condominium units next door to the Wonder Bar at Fifth and Ocean avenues. The proposal would reduce the bar's outdoor space including the venue for Yappy Hour, a 15-year tradition which raises money for local rescue organizations. [MORE]

Courtesy Boston Public Library & Tichnor Collection

Developer sues city

The proposed developer of Holy Spirit Church wants to save it, according to a lawsuit filed against the city and its Planning Board. [MORE]

Parking garage, residential units eyed near ocean

Empress Hotel - Coaster photo

More than 200 residential units and a four-story parking garage are being considered for construction at Cookman and Kingsley avenues, just west of the Empress Hotel. Asbury Partners LLC has asked the City Council to refer two new proposals to the municipal Planning Board. [MORE]

Fodor's Travel shines spotlight on Asbury Park

Asbury Ocean Club

Fodor's Travel says Asbury Park is one of just 49 places -- and one of nine in the northeast -- on its 2022 "GO List" of destinations. The iconic travel reviewer cites our city's "unparalleled Jersey Shore energy thanks to its robust musical background and quirky events." [MORE]

Rendering by Lessar Design

Six-story mixed-use project eyed

Oceanfront developer iStar is proposing 206 residential units and street-level retail on a 112,000-square-foot property directly west of the Asbury Ocean Club. The project is being reviewed by the Asbury Park Planning Board. [MORE]